CLINTON ADMINISTRATION PUSHES FOR SUPPORT AGAINST DRUG USE
The Clinton Administration is "pressing athletes and
coaches to speak out more strongly against drug use by
children," the head of the president's anti-drug office said
yesterday. Barry McCaffrey, Dir of the Office of National
Drug Policy, said that MLS and the NCAA will take part in
the new "sports initiative," which other major sports "are
expected to join." The Marlins, for example, soon will
begin showing anti-drug ads on their stadium billboard.
Those ads will be part of a five-year, $2B anti-drug media
campaign announced earlier this month by President Clinton.
McCaffrey is "urging" the NBA and the NBPA to include
marijuana among its drug testing. The sports initiative,
with the tagline, "Users Are Losers, Be a Winner," will
include TV and radio spots as well as public appearances by
coaches and athletes (AP/ESPN SportsZone, 6/25).