Clemens indicted in Texas case

April 18, 1991

A Houston grand jury indicted Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens yesterday on a misdemeanor charge stemming from an altercation in January with an off-duty police officer at a Houston nightclub.

Clemens, baseball's highest-paid player at more than $5 million a year, faces up to one year in jail and a $2,000 fine if convicted on the charge of hindering apprehension.

Originally, Clemens, 28, was booked on a felony charge of aggravated assault, but the grand jury chose to indict on the misdemeanor charge.

Clemens would have faced up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine had he been indicted on aggravated-assault charges.

* MINORS: Roger Pavlik and Steve Peters combined on a no-hitter but lost, 1-0, when four walks in the sixth inning gave the Indianapolis Indians a 1-0 victory over the Oklahoma City 89ers in the Class AAA American Association.

Pavlik (0-1) walked two in the sixth before being removed for Peters, who walked two more, including Wilfredo Cordero with the bases loaded and two out.

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