Kentucky Player Sorry After Mic Catches Slur

Andrew Harrison got caught dissing Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2015 7:40 AM CDT
In this April 3, 2015 file photo, Kentucky's Andrew Harrison watches a ball during a practice session for the Final Four semifinal in Indianapolis.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
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(Newser) – As Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison sat at a press conference last night trying to explain his previously undefeated team's exit from the Final Four, he let loose with an under-the-breath comment for which he's now predictably sorry. "Karl, could you talk about (Frank) Kaminsky and what if anything is unique about defending him?" a reporter asked teammate Karl-Anthony Towns. Harrison, mouth covered, mumbled something that the Washington Post transcribes as "[Expletive] that [racial slur]."

Kentucky had no comment "until we have had a chance to evaluate it," says a rep, per the AP. But Harrison has gone ahead and apologized via Twitter, notes the Post, for "my poor choice of words used in jest towards a player I respect and know." He says he called "big frank" and wished him luck in tomorrow's final. Harrison wasn't the only Kentuckian upset with last night's outcome: The AP reports that 31 people were arrested near the Lexington campus overnight. (Read more Kentucky Wildcats stories.)

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