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Person of The Week (Rozelle) #103599

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 11, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) NFL (National Football League) commissioner Pete Rozelle profiled; his recent crackdown on drug abuse in NFL (National Football League) cited. [ROZELLE - explains order for mandatory drug testing of players.] Cocaine deaths of Len Bias and Don Rogers recently recalled. [NFL Players Association spokesperson Gene UPSHAW - opposes Rozelle's directive.] Status of players-management argument over matter mentioned. [ACLU spokesperson John ROBERTS - believes such testing is unconstitutional; explains.] [ROZELLE - describes his approach to job.] His background reviewed; photos shown. [Team owner Art MODELL - praises Rozelle's impact on professional football.] Value of NFL's 1962 television contract with CBS and value of current contracts with all 3 networks noted. NFL's legal crises reviewed. [MODELL - cites Rozelle's survival skills.] [ROZELLE - comments.]

Jennings, Peter

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