CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 31, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Alabama law reported passed regarding agents and college athletes. Report introduced.
(Atlanta, Georgia: Bill Whitaker) Issue of illicit dealings between agents and college football players featured; details given. Cotton Bowl game between Notre Dame-Texas A&M game reported to be played without several ineligible players; names given. [Former sports agent Jim ABERNETHY - comments on scandal.] Abernethy quoted regarding college players' illicit contracts. Colleges accused of violations listed on screen; details given. [Sports agent Norby WALTERS - comments on ignoring NCAA rules.] Monetary greed noted causing violations. [Former pro player Chuck FOREMAN - tells how agents approached him in college.] Federal grand jury reported investigating sports agents. NCAA's efforts to reduce contract temptations detailed. [Sports columnist David KINDRED - says greed is everywhere.] [ABERNETHY - asserts too much money bombarding college players.]
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