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Baseball / Steroid Scandal / Munson Interview #773203

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 05, 2004
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(Studio: Mika Brzezinski) Report introduced.

(New York: Randall Pinkston) The steroid scandal in baseball reviewed; details given about the "San Francisco Chronicle" story implicating players Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi & Gary Sheffield & of the players union's resistance to stronger drug testing. [On ABC, Balco owner Victor CONTE†- guesstimates 50 percent of athletes take steroids.] [On Fox, Senator John McCAIN - promises to introduce legislation for a testing regimen for baseball players.] [Bonds attorney Michael RAINS†- says Bonds denies he knowingly took steroids.]

(Studio: Mika Brzezinski) Taped interview held with "Sports Illustrated" editor Lester Munson about baseball & steroids. [MUNSON - says there would have to be bargaining between players & owners; states Congressional action may be necessary & that a zero tolerance policy is not realistic; outlines what the players would have to do.]

Brzezinski, Mika;
Pinkston, Randall

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