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Thread: RIP, Bill Fralic

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    RIP, Bill Fralic

    July 09, 1990
    We Can Clean It Up'


    Peter King


    Exerpt from above:

    Ten years ago, when Atlanta falcon guard Bill Fralic was the star tackle on western Pennsylvania's best high school team, Penn Hills, coach Andy Urbanic found out that two of Fralic's teammates had been drinking beer. Urbanic knew who the offenders were, but he called a team meeting because he wanted them to admit their guilt. Urbanic said he wanted whoever was involved in the drinking episode to stand up. At first, no one stood or said anything. Then Fralic stood. "Coach," Fralic said, "I was there. I was drinking." Seven more players stood. Urbanic disciplined all eight and notified their parents.

    "There was never anything phony about Billy," Fralic's father, Bill Sr., says. "He's always gone in the front door, with the brass band playing."
    Which made a day in May 1982 all the more disheartening to Bill Sr. While attending the University of Pittsburgh, Bill Jr. would bring his dirty laundry to the family's nearby suburban home for his mother, Dorothy, to wash. One day he drove his '77 Thunderbird into the driveway, where his father was washing the family car. Later, when Bill Sr. washed his son's car and cleaned the interior, a bottle of pills fell from Bill Jr.'s golf bag. Bill Sr. went to see his pharmacist, who told him the pills were Dianabol, a muscle-enhancing (anabolic) steroid.

    "One problem with people who have no vices is that they're pretty sure to have some annoying virtues."

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    Re: RIP, Bill Fralic

    Too young......RIP
    ...and this one belongs to the Reds.

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