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What: "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel."
Where: HBO, Tuesday night, 10.
Dexter Manley is making news again. Typically, it is not good news. The former Washington Redskin defensive end with a history of drug problems is in a state jail outside his hometown of Houston, site of the Feb. 1 Super Bowl, completing a two-year sentence for a cocaine conviction.
Reporter Armen Keteyian takes on this once-ferocious pass rusher in a sit-down interview and more than holds his own.
Manley was banned from the NFL in 1989 after repeated drug offenses, but he seemed to be getting his life in order before his latest drug bust. He tells Keteyian the "beast in him" made him do drugs in a Houston motel, where he was arrested. He says he went there after getting paid for an appearance on FX's "Toughman" show in 2001. Now he says -- in convincing fashion -- that he is done with drugs.