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Football / Cocaine #78890

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 30, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(NYC) Football player John Reaves' sports career recalled. [REAVES - describes his use of cocaine.] Miami Dolphins players Don Reese, Randy Crowder, Dallas Cowboys' Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson recalled affected by drug abuse. Extent of drug use in football examined in detail; Reese's recent interview in "Sports Illustrated" outlined. Testimony before federal grand jury of New Orleans Saints noted; George Rogers' use of drug mentioned. Saints player Mike Strachan noted indicted for cocaine use. [US attorney John VOLZ - doesn't consider problem confined to Saints.] NFL's response to problem described. [NFL security assistant director Chas. JACKSON - notes league isn't police agency.] [Saints vp. Fred WILLIAMS - considers problem a national one.]
REPORTER: Rebecca Chase

Chase, Rebecca;
Reynolds, Frank

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