NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 01, 1997
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Los Angeles: Mike Boettcher) The different standards for America's sports heroes examined; details given of the incident involving the alleged rape of a woman by Dallas Cowboys players Michael Irvin and Erik Williams. [Sports sociologist Jeffrey BENEDICT - says sports heroes get away with bad conduct for the most part.] [IRVIN - says he did nothing wrong.] [Sports columnist Skip BAYLESS, psychologist Don BECK, Dallas reporter Marty GRIFFIN - talk about the conduct of sports stars and who is to blame.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The views of former Cowboys coach Tom Landry presented in his own words. [LANDRY - says athletes today think they are untouchable and the high salaries contribute to that view.]