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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 21, 1977
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(Studio) In last football season, Pittsburgh Steeler coach Chuck Noll had choice words about on-field conduct of Oakland Raiders George Atkinson, after NFL (National Football League) League game between 2 teams. Atkinson sued for slander and trial nears end in San Francisco.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(San Francisco, California) (NFL film shown.) Background of case and Atkinson's conduct with Steeler player Lynn Swann. Noll's comment quoted. Trial is more than slander suit; at heart of matter is violence in NFL. Comments of several other persons cited.
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg Artist: Don Juhlin

Goldberg, Bernard;
Mudd, Roger

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