Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Now, a Word On Fran's Foul Mood.(Sports)

Byline: RICK WRIGHT Of the Journal

Profanity. Fran Fraschilla sometimes uses it. He's alone neither in the coaching profession nor in the world at large.

Is, then, Fraschilla's occasional public use of profanity an issue?

Not according to University of New Mexico athletic director Rudy Davalos.

"So what? I've gotten no complaints about this, not one single e-mail, nothing," Davalos said Saturday, three days after Fraschilla, his men's basketball head coach, was caught on national cable television calling someone a bleeping ass." Though the words weren't audible on the ESPN telecast of Wednesday's Lobos-Baylor NIT game, Fraschilla in this case, to his detriment enunciates well and is easy to lip-read. …

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