NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 17, 1983
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(Studio) Jail sentences reported given Kansas City Royals baseball players Willie Wilson, Willie Aikens and Jerry Martin for drug convictions.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Kansas City, Missouri) Players' drug and legal problems examined; films shown. Judge J. Milton Sullivant's decision quoted. [Royals owner Ewing KAUFFMAN - feels sentences set example for other players.] Sullivant's efforts to have players released in time for spring training noted; Martin and Aikens mentioned released by Royals general manager John Schuerholz. [SCHUERHOLZ - announces decision on Aikens.]
REPORTER: Jim Cummins Artist: Jean Benson
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