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Clemson University / Drug Charges #95265

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 05, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Clemson, South Carolina) Findings so far into death of Olympic runner Augustinus Jaspers at Clemson University noted resulting in charges against three coaches for illegal distribution of phenylbutazone and other steroids to school athletes, include Jaspers. [Coach Gary WADE - acknowledges pressure on athletes and coaches to win; thinks illegal drug use is pervasive in school athletic depts. on all levels.] Vanderbilt University coach E.J. Kreis and Tennessee pharmacist noted under investigation as possible sources for Clemson drugs. Clemson board reported forcing resignation of university president after latter's call for coach's dismissal due to drug situation. [Student Ernest GIBBS - feels trustees have placed athletics over academics.] [President Dr. William ATCHLEY - feels academics should be a priority.]
REPORTER: Jay Schadler

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Schadler, Jay
Duration:
00:02:10

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