Rarely does an investigative report on a local station attract the kind of national attention that this series on the drug-testing policies of the NFL unleashed. In nine reports that began two days before the Super Bowl last year, Roberta Baskin details faulty laboratory practices and discriminatory enforcement policy by the NFL’s chief drug adviser, Dr. Forest Tennant. Revealing a situation untouched by sports reporters, WJLA’s consumer affairs reporter broke this story outside the locker room. Within a month the NFL’s drug adviser resigned.
Roberta Baskin, Joan Martelli, Peter Hakel, Joy Galane