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Baseball / Drug Trials #306142

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 03, 1985
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Opening of trial for Curtis Strong and implications for cocaine abuse in major league baseball examined; background to drug trafficking case against Strong reviewed. [Defense attorney Adam RENFROE - claims players are the actual culprits.] Major league players testifying recently before grand jury under grants of immunity listed, shown. [Bowie KUHN - notes potential for drug dealers controlling games; explains.] [Convicted dealer Mark LIEBL - agrees.] Liebl noted serving sentence for supplying Kansas City Royals with cocaine during 1982 season. [Peter UEBERROTH - is committed to cleaning up baseball.] Players' opposition to Ueberroth's mandatory drug testing program noted.
REPORTER: Harold Dow

Dow, Harold;
Rather, Dan

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