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Sports and Drugs #317151

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Aug 02, 1987
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(NYC: Harold Dow) Admitted cocaine addict and major league baseball player Lonnie Smith's criticism of commissioner Peter Ueberroth's failure to follow through on his drug testing program examined; details given, scenes shown. [SMITH - feels commissioner isn't keeping his side of the deal.] Similar criticism that major league sports' drug abuse programs are ineffectual said expressed by football player Lawrence Taylor; details given. [Taylor's co- author David FALKNER - explains Taylor's point] [Vikings general manager Mike LYNN - thinks drug use is giving way to alcoholism with mandatory testing approach.] [FALKNER - considers Taylor's situation.] [SMITH - makes anti- drug commercial.]

Reporter(s):
Dow, Harold;
Sawyer, Forrest
Duration:
00:02:50

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