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Football / Injuries #541177

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 01, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Palmer

(Mt. Hope, West Virginia) Long-range economy and health problems of professional football players examined; scenes shown. [high school PLAYER - cites need for physical abuse of each other.] Joe Theismann's recent injury recalled, shown. [Players Association spokesperson Gene UPSHAW - believes most players end careers with injuries.] Roger Stillwell's case cited as example [STILLWELL - describes chronic pain's effect on him.] [Kyle STILLWELL - believes her's and husband's lives have been devastated.] [NFL executive director Jack DONLAN - defs. sport.] Injury sustained by Darryl Stingley mentioned. [Lonnie WARWICK - describes inability to get work due to football injuries; doesn't want son Terry to play football.]
REPORTER: Jim Cummins

Cummins, Jim;
Palmer, John

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