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University of Oklahoma / Football Players #566898

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 16, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Norman, Oklahoma: Jim Cummins) University of Oklahoma's football program discussed; coach Barry Switzer mentioned. Players' involvement in gang rape, shooting and drug deal noted outraging Sooner fans. [Governor Henry BELLMON - comments on situation.] [Putnam City Baptist Church Reverend Jonathan COOK - says players have to be accountable for their actions.] [History professor Gary COHEN - says players should be treated like the others.] Some Oklahoma media noted urging Switzer to resign. [Radio LISTENER, sports show host James HALE - comment on situation.] Prior to his arrest for attempted sale of cocaine to undercover agent, quarterback Charles Thompson noted telling school children to remain drug-free. [THOMPSON - comments.] [CHILDREN -say Thompson tricked them.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Cummins, Jim

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