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Baseball / Drug Indictments #303930

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 31, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Arrests of those indicted by grand jury here for allegedly dealing drugs to major league baseball players examined; films shown. Lee Mazzilli, Al Holland, Rod Scurry, Dale Berra, Tim Raines said among players receive immunity in exchange for their testimony. [Attorney Adam RENFROE - believes client Curtis Strong is scapegoat.] Scope of FBI investigation of players recalled. [FBI spokesperson Jim McINTOSH - lists possible noncriminal consequences for players.]
REPORTER: Harold Dow

(NYC) Fans' reaction to White Sox throwing World Series in 1919 recalled. [Dr. Arnold WASHTON - explains athletes' vulnerability to cocaine.] Survey findings on national use of cocaine outlined. [FANS - dismiss significance of drug abuse probes of baseball.] Famous past ball players named, shown. [Commissioner Peter UEBERROTH - wants game returned to position of honor.]
REPORTER: Bob Simon

Reporter(s):
Dow, Harold;
Rather, Dan;
Simon, Bob
Duration:
00:03:50

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