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Person of The Week (Lawrence Taylor) #118046

ABC Evening News for Friday, Sep 02, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Pro football player and cocaine user Lawrence Taylor profiled; scenes shown. [On WVIT, TAYLOR - talks about using drugs.] Football film shown. [TAYLOR - talks about playing football.] Taylor's suspension for second time for drug use noted. [TAYLOR - talks about first using drugs 6 years ago.] Counseling of other athletes by ex-football player and drug user Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson noted. [HENDERSON - talks about Taylor's case.] Taylor's football career reviewed; photos and scenes shown; his book "LT: Living on the Edge" quoted. Issue of athletes as role models discussed. [Sportswriter Ira BERKOW - says athletes should not be role models.] [Psychiatrist Jerry WEINER - discusses issue.] Pro sports' dealing with drug problem discussed. [HENDERSON - talks about NFL suspensions.] [TAYLOR - comments.]

Serafin, Barry

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