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Baseball / Drug Trial #306004

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 20, 1985
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Conviction of Curtis Strong for cocaine trafficking to maj. league baseball players examined; Judge Gustave Diamond mentioned jailing defense attorney Adam Renfroe for contempt. Details given. Conviction noted based not on evidence, but on testimony of admitted cocaine users Dave Parker, Keith Hernandez, Dale Berra and others. [Juror David IRVIN - denies lack of prosecution of players influenced verdict.] [RENFROE - quotes Yogi Berra.] [prosecutor J. Alan JOHNSON - hopes verdict sends message to baseball fans.]
REPORTER: Harold Dow Artist: Ruth pollack

Dow, Harold;
Rather, Dan

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