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Mike Danton’s Story: Stranger Than Fiction

from an ESPN release,

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.

Now out of prison, Danton has turned his life around. E:60’s Jeremy Schaap reports on Danton’s attempts to move forward and rebuild his life while exorcising the demons of his past.  But the convoluted details of the murder plot, his murky relationship with Frost and the contentious connection with his family still linger.

After repeatedly refusing to speak with the media, Frost sat down for an E:60 interview to discuss his part in Mike Danton’s strange odyssey.

Below you can watch a brief video from the show.

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  Tags: david+frost, mike+danton

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