NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 07, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(NYC: Richard Valeriani) NFL (National Football League) commissioner Pete Rozelle reported ordering mandatory random drug testing; details given, scenes shown. [ROZELLE - cites need to end players'drug abuse.] Specifics of program outlined on screen. Recent death of player Don Rogers recalled. [ROZELLE - explains purpose of testing program.] [Player Jerry BELL - considers plan illegal.] Players association president Gene Upshaw mentioned planning legal challenge.
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