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NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 24, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) [Herschel WALKER - comments on signing pro contract with USFL.] Concern among college coaches that Walker's decision will be catalyst to wholesale raiding of college teams by pro leagues examined. [Coach Vince DOOLEY - has lost respect for USFL.] NFL (National Football League) commissioner Pete Rozelle's claim that his league is blameless noted; traditional approach to player recruitment explained. [USC pres. James ZUMBERGE - thinks Walker's actions will eventually hurt college athletes.] [Univ. Washington spokesperson Don JAMES - threatens actions against USFL representatives] Incrd. ticket sales for New Jersey Generals since Walker signed mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

(Studio) Walker's alleged salary compared to that of Walter Payton.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Jamieson, Bob;
Mudd, Roger

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