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Agents and Athletes #315792

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 20, 1987
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Terry Drinkwater) Allegations of NBA players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Terry Cummings, Alex English, Ralph Sampson against former agent and business manager Tom Collins for their financial problems reviewed; details given, scenes, photos shown. [ABDUL-JABBAR - cites professional athletes' vulnerability to financial mis-management] Abdul-Jabbar's poor investments for which he's suing Collins described. Allegations against baseball and football agents as well detailed. [CUMMINGS - describes non-fin. damage from situation.] [Sports club owner Michael TALLA - believes NBA players from whom he purchased facility were exploited.] [Agent Lee STEINBERG - considers sports law "sleazy"; explains.] Steinberg's recommendation mentioned.

Drinkwater, Terry;
Kuralt, Charles

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