Strike Out: Why Clemens May Have Turned to Steroids

The pitcher's intense drive made him successful -- and then destroyed him

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A new book charges famed pitcher Roger Clemens with using steroids. So Clemens made the ESPN rounds denying once again that his trainer Brian McNamee ever injected him with steroids. The book, American Icon: The Fall of Roger Clemens and the Rise of Steroids in America’s Pastime reports extensively on Clemens' use of banned substances and claims he lied under oath to Congress about it. Nathaniel Vinton, one of the book's authors and a journalist for the New York Daily News investigative sports team, joins The Takeaway to talk about his former idol's downfall. The same characteristics that made Clemens successful, Vinton says, ultimately brought him down.

For more on Clemens and steroid use, watch the video below.


Nathaniel Vinton

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