COPY-Panel chairman warns baseball it can't turns its back on recent history

CAPITOL HILL The chairman of the House committee investigating steroid use says baseball must confront the role it has played in the sport.

Congressman Tom Davis says baseball can't "turn its back on recent history, pronounce that the new testing policy will solve everything, and move on."The panel will hear from parents whose children committed suicide after steroid use before it turns its attention to current and former major leaguers.A group of sluggers, including Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa, will be quizzed about steroid use in baseball.Canseco has already indicated he'll take the Fifth Amendment on some questions so as not to incriminate himself.In opening statements, two other players, Rafael Palmeiro and Frank Thomas, vigorously deny using steroids.

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