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ESPN’s Interview with Mike Danton Tonight

A reminder of this broadcast, which we posted about several days ago (*link includes a short video clip).

On Tuesday, May 3, at 7 p.m. ET, ESPN’s award-winning primetime news magazine will retell the Mike Danton odyssey, including the first interview with Danton’s mentor and agent David Frost (aka. Jim McCauley).

Mike Danton’s dreams seemed realized – a promising NHL career, wealth, a nice home – until a failed murder-for-hire plot landed him in jail for almost five years. Danton claimed the intended target was his father, Steve Jefferson, whom he says abused him when he was a child. The FBI believes the target was Danton’s youth coach, agent and surrogate father, David Frost.  The two men Danton approached at different times to carry out the murder, St. Louis strip club bouncer Ron Jones and Justin Levi Jones, a police dispatcher who tipped off the FBI, point to Frost as the target.

The episode prompts Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, to ask on Twitter:

“Wonder what will get bigger TV numbers in the US tonight? Playoff hockey or Mike Danton lying to ESPN.”

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  Tags: david+frost, espn, mike+danton



ALLLLLLLL You people who think you know everything in the hockey world….keep listening to the media and putting money in their pockets….wake up and really sense what happened here…Steve Simmons in Toronto is nothing but loser who really know’s NOTHING about Hockey at all…lol…what a joke.

Posted by Grats from Barrie on 05/30/11 at 11:02 PM ET

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