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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 24, 1985
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(NYC) Players' response to baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth's call for voluntary drug screening due to level of illegal drug use among major league players examined. [UEBERROTH - notes sport has been damaged by drugs.] Testimony in recent Pittsburgh drug trial of player Keith Hernandez regarding his own cocaine addiction cited as example [UEBERROTH - feels voluntary drug testing will restore baseball's credibility.] [Players union spokesperson Don. FEHR - accuses Ueberroth of attempting to bypass union.] [Player Hubie BROOKS - will follow union dictates.] New York Mets mentioned voting for voluntary tests.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

Brokaw, Tom;
Valeriani, Richard

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