NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 08, 1983
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(Studio) Football player Art Schlichter said in protective custody as part of gambling scandal investigation.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Columbus, Ohio) Schlichter's alleged gambling activities and course of current investigation, according to "Boston Globe", examined; films shown. "Baltimore Evening Sun's" assessment of amount Schlichter owes bookies mentioned. FBI's sting operation discussed; past NFL (National Football League) gambling scandals involving Paul Hornung, Alex Karras, Joe Namath recalled. Commissioner Pete Rozelle said in touch with Schlichter; his attorney's statement quoted on screen. Schlichter's football career recalled. [Ohio State STUDENTS - recall Schlichter's fondness for gambling.] Schlichter' s autobiography, "Straight Arrow", recalled.
REPORTER: Roger O'Neil