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Rogers / Cocaine Death #103348

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 29, 1986
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Sacramento, California: Ken Kashiwahara) Preliminary autopsy report said pointing to cocaine as probable cause of football player Don Rogers' recent death; details given, scenes shown. [Dr. Joseph PAWLOWSKI - believes drug overdose was cause.] [Browns' security chief Ted CHAPPELLE - describes reaction of Rogers' family to drug insinuation.] [Courtesy NBC, former basketball player Bob LANIER - calls for mandatory drug testing of all athletes.]

(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Rogers' mother reported suffering heart attack upon learning of son's death; details given.

Donaldson, Sam;
Kashiwahara, Ken

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