CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 17, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Dallas: Bob McNamara) The trend toward attention-grabbing behavior & taunting by professional athletes after a big play featured; examples cited; scenes shown of New Orleans Saints football player Joe Horn making a call on his cell phone after a touchdown, of Cincinnati Bengals player Chad Johnson’s sign asking the NFL not to fine him, and other pre-planned stunts. [CBS Sports Boomer ESIASON- calls Horn’s behavior a premeditated act of moronic proportions.] [HORN – apologizes.] [Sports psychologist Don BECK- says it’s an “it’s about me virus.”]
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