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American Agenda (Children and Sports: Youth Football) #156799

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 10, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Armen Keteyian) The pressure on youth football players to make their weight limits examined; football scenes shown; details given of the investigation of Palos Hills, Illinois, youth coach Louis Trench for giving players pills to control their weight. [Football player Luke DOROTISS, youth football coach Richard EVANS - describe forced dieting.] The use of dangerous drugs to help kids make weight explained. [Pediatrician Dr. Anthony DELACH - lists medical symptoms from Lasix; recounts his conversations with the football coach who gave the kids pills.] [Palos Hills parent Jaylynne OROZCO - defends Coach Trench.]

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Keteyian, Armen
Duration:
00:04:00

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