This is Miguel Tejada. He is the shortstop for the Houston Astros. He pled guilty to charges that he lied to Congress about his steroid use. Read more about it below, see photos, and a video.
Just one day after superstar Alex Rodriguez admitted to past use of performance enhancing drugs, all-star Astro’s shortstop Miguel Tejada has been charged with lying to Congress when he told them he didn’t know any baseball player who used performance-enhancing drugs.
Miguel is expected to plead guilty. The charges against him were outlined in documents that indicate a plea agreement was indeed reached with Miguel Tejada.
Miguel Tejada faces as much as a year in jail if convicted on the misdemeanour charge of making misrepresentations to Congress. Under federal guidelines, he would probably receive a much lighter sentence.
Miguel Odalis Tejada Martinez (also known as Miguel Odalis Tejeda Martinez) was born on May 25, 1974 in Bani, Dominican Republic. He is best known as a Major League Baseball shortstop for the Houston Astros.
He grew up in extreme poverty and idolizing the Baltimore Orioles superhero shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. When he was 19, he signed with the Oakland Athletics for two thousand dollars, although at the time the baseball organization thought he was only 17 years old. What was with that that puny $2,000 signing fee? Anyway…
Miguel began his professional baseball career with six seasons for the Oakland Athletics, where he began his streak of 1,152 consecutive games, that ended with the Baltimore Orioles on June 22, 2007.
In 2002, he was awarded the American League MVP award, and he was the MVP of the 2005 All-Star Game. Miguel Tejada entered the 2007 season with an active streak of eight straight 20 home run seasons.
His nickname is ‘La Gua Gua’ for ‘The Bus’ in Spanish because Miguel Tejada is known to drive in runs!
In the off season, Miguel Tejada lives in the Dominican Republic with his wife, Alessandra, his daughter, Alexa, and his son, Miguel Jr.
Since 2005, his name has been floated about as a user of anabolic steroids, banned in Major League Baseball. He denied it for years, even doing so to a congressional hearing panel.
On February 10, 2009, Miguel was charged with lying to Congress about his using performance enhancing drugs and on February 11th, he pled guilty to charges that he lied to Congress in 2005. He faces up to one year in federal prison and deportation.
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