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Watch Online: New York Times, ESPN Spotlight Nathaniel Vinton '01, Fall of Roger Clemens

Story posted May 13, 2009

American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America's Pastime, co-authored by Nathaniel Vinton '01, was reviewed in the May 11, 2009, edition of The New York Times in the newspaper's coveted Books of the Times feature.


Read the New York Times review.

Also on May 11, Vinton spoke about the book on the ESPN program First Take.

"We take you deep inside this drama that happened," says Vinton.

"This was as swift as a downfall could be. In 77 days, Roger went from a shoo-in for Cooperstown to a target of a Justice Department investigation."

In the interview Vinton also responds to Clemens' comments about the book, which he co-wrote with with fellow New York Daily News investigative reporters Teri Thompson, Michael O'Keeffe and Christian Red.

The team's original reporting for the Daily News won the Associated Press Sports Editors award for Best Investigative Reporting in 2008.

Sports Illustrated offered an excerpt of American Icon in its April 27, 2009, issue. Read the excerpt here.

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