Pettitte, Knoblauch, Radomski dropped from Wednesday's Clemens hearing

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By RONALD BLUM

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HOWARD FENDRICH

AP Sports Writers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Andy Pettitte, Chuck Knoblauch and steroid dealer Kirk Radomski were dropped from the witness list for Wednesday's House committee hearing about Roger Clemens.

The decision left Clemens and his former personal trainer, Brian McNamee, to testify at the hearing, along with a new witness added Monday night: a member of the staff that worked with former Senate majority leader George Mitchell to produce December's report on drugs in baseball.

McNamee said in the Mitchell Report that he injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone at least 16 times in 1998, 2000 and 2001. Clemens' denials of those allegations drew the attention of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Pettitte, a pitcher for the New York Yankees, gave a sworn deposition to committee lawyers last week, as did seven-time Cy Young Award winner Clemens and McNamee.

Knoblauch, a former major leaguer who was a Yankees teammate of Clemens and Pettitte, was interviewed by committee staff earlier, while Radomski had been scheduled for a pre-hearing meeting with the committee Tuesday.

All five originally were invited to testify Wednesday.

"Mr. Knoblauch and Mr. Pettitte answered all the Committee's questions and their testimony at the hearing is not needed," committee chairman Henry Waxman and ranking Republican Tom Davis said in a statement. "Mr. Clemens and Mr. McNamee have also cooperated with the Committee in its investigation."