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Sports and Drugs #315699

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 14, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) University of MD, in wake of basketball star Len Bias' drug overdose death, reported announcing new drug initiative.

(El Paso, Texas: Harry Smith) Death of University of Texas-El Paso basketball star Hernell "Jeep" Jackson recently from possible drug abuse examined; details given, scenes shown. [FAN - notes community's support of Jackson.] [Team announcer Bob NITZBURG - had never suspected; recalls Jackson's reaction to Bias' death.] [Coach Don HASKINS - notes testing, counseling program for team.] No. arrested for allegedly supplying Jackson with cocaine mentioned.

Schieffer, Bob;
Smith, Harry

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