June 20, 2003

Arena League coach killed in car crash: ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Arena Football League coach Fran Papasedero was killed in a crash after losing control of the car he was driving. The 34-year-old coach of the Orlando Predators was driving alone on a city street Thursday night when the car overturned several times, police said Friday. It was not immediately known if speeding, alcohol or drugs were involved, Lt. Charles Robinson said. He did not know if Papasedero was wearing a seat belt. Papasedero replaced Jay Gruden, the brother of Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden, as coach in 2001 when Gruden returned to play quarterback for the Predators. Papasedero was an assistant with Orlando for four seasons. ``I already miss him so much,'' Gruden said. ``He was a breath of fresh air whenever he walked into a room. He was the life of the party, always going to put a smile on everybody's face. That's going to be irreplaceable.''

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