Ex-pitcher Roger Clemens charged with 6 counts: court docs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former star baseball player Roger Clemens has been charged with obstruction of the U.S. Congress, false statements and perjury as part of a probe into testimony he gave about using performance enhancing drugs, according court papers filed on Thursday.

The indictment was handed up by a federal grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the case was assigned to Judge Reggie Walton.

(Reporting by James Vicini, writing by Jeremy Pelofsky, Editing by Sandra Maler)