Nick Ragone is an author, attorney and public relations executive in New York City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Rutgers University, and is a graduate of the Eagleton Institute of Political Science at Rutgers University (undergraduate) and the Georgetown University Law Center.

He is the author of three books: Essential American Government, Everything American Government, and President's Most Wanted. Nick is a regular contributor to the Fox News Channel and Fox Business, the PIX11 Morning Show, and has a weekly appearance on the popular Raph Bailey Radio Show.  He co-anchored PIX11's five-hour live inauguration coverage with Jim Watkins and Kaity Tong.

Nick is a contributor to Donklephant.com, one of the most influential political blogs on the web, and  has written for US News & World Report, The Star-Ledger, Real Simple Magazine and RealSimple.com.  Nick has been quoted in over two dozen stories on politics, the presidency, and public relations.  In December of 2007, Nick was named one of PR Week's 40 under 40 to watch, and in May of 2008 was featured in "Profiles of Success", a book about public relations. Nick lives in Jersey City, NJ, with his wife and two children, and spends what little free time he has obsessing on the Mets.

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A-Rod a juicer

I'm about as surprised by the revelation that A-Rod took steriods as I was to learn that Roger Clemens was a world-class douchenozzle.  Which is to say, not at all.

A-Rod is a phony, through and through, and he should just come clean.  Don't hide behind the union, or an army of lawyers, or a team of handlers.  Andy Pettite came clean, and the public quickly forgave him. 

A-Rod's legacy is at stake.  If he tries to deny this -- pulls a Roger Clemens basically -- he's going to be ridiculed in perpetuity, and stands no chance of making the Hall of Fame.  He'll go the way of Bonds, Clemens, McGwire et. al. and be driven from the sport.  '

It'll be interesting to see how the Yankee brass responds to this. If memory serves, they encouraged Pettite to come clean and own up to his mistake.  Same with Giambi.  Will they treat A-Rod the same, or will they take the low road and hide by the collective bargaining agreement, too. 

Somewhere Michael Phelps is breathing a sigh of relief.

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or Phelps is breathing a bong hit

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermitch

Canseco 1- Arod, McGuire, CLemens 0

February 8, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTom Ragone

good point tom..who would have thought the one guy that was always kind of a villian to mlb, always getting a bad rap, etc would be the one to come out shining here. if others would have just come clean right out front, this whole steroids issue, while a concerning one for the integrity of the game, would have been less of a public impact on those that are now guilty, by lying or avoiding it or letting the union/attorneys handle it.

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