Minutes ago The New York Times broke yet another steroids story, this one about Roger Clemens. Mr. Clemens, according to the Times, the feds will indict Roger Clemens for perjury on the charges that he lied to Congress about whether he took performance enhancing-drugs.
And who broke the story?
Of course! Michael Schmidt. Last year, we profiled the relatively unknown 26-year-old Wonder Boy at the Times who has maintained an incredibly low public profile while becoming one of the most notable reporters at the paper. Mr. Schmidt rose from the ranks as a clerk to become one of their lead sports reporters in just a few years. Now he’s got an incredibly intense job:
“The thing about this job is you have people coming after you at all times,” he said. “People in baseball, players, lawyers, the government. You’re in the firing line! On top of that, you’re competing against people that are pretty tough and ruthless, too.”
Once Clemens gets his day in court, we expect to see Mr. Schmidt there too.