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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:54 AM

My, My: Arkansas coach Petrino put on leave after crash

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. Bobby Petrino has improved every step of the way at Arkansas not just his team's performance but his image.
In this Tuesday, April 3, 2012, photo, Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino speaks during a news conference in Fayetteville, Ark. Petrino has been put on paid leave. Athletic director Jeff Long announced the decision late Thursday, April 5, capping a stunning day in which it was revealed that Petrino had a 25-year-old female employee with him during a weekend motorcycle ride that ended in a crash. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson)

In this undated image released by the University of Arkansas, Razorback Foundation assistant director Jessica Dorrell is shown. Dorrell was a passenger of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino during a weekend motorcycle ride that ended with a crash that sent him to the hospital, according to a police report released Thursday, April 5, 2012. (AP Photo/University of Arkansas, Wesley Hitt)
Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long pauses during a news conference in Fayetteville, Ark., Thursday, April 5, 2012. Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino has been put on paid leave. Long announced the decision late Thursday, capping a stunning day in which it was revealed that Petrino had a 25-year-old female employee with him during a weekend motorcycle ride that ended in a crash. (AP Photo/April L. Brown)

The coach's revelation Thursday of an inappropriate relationship and his attempt to cover it up now threatens to derail all the progress Petrino has made in four seasons.

Arkansas is expected to return to spring practice Friday afternoon, led by a pair of Heisman Trophy hopefuls in quarterback Tyler Wilson and running back Knile Davis.

The team will do so without Petrino, who was put on administrative leave Thursday night after athletic director Jeff Long learned Petrino had failed to disclose he had been riding with a female employee half his age when his motorcycle skidded off the road over the weekend.

Petrino said he had been concerned about protecting his family and keeping an "inappropriate relationship from becoming public.

http://www.ajc.com/sports/arkansas-coach-petrino-put-1408556.html

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Reply My, My: Arkansas coach Petrino put on leave after crash (Original post)
mfcorey1 Apr 2012 OP
MrScorpio Apr 2012 #1
Are_grits_groceries Apr 2012 #3
MrScorpio Apr 2012 #6
cindyperry2010 Apr 2012 #2
get the red out Apr 2012 #4
Art_from_Ark Apr 2012 #5
Laurian Apr 2012 #7
Art_from_Ark Apr 2012 #8
ProdigalJunkMail Apr 2012 #9
Laurian Apr 2012 #11
sinkingfeeling Apr 2012 #10
Art_from_Ark Apr 2012 #12
ProdigalJunkMail Apr 2012 #14
Art_from_Ark Apr 2012 #15
sinkingfeeling Apr 2012 #16
ProdigalJunkMail Apr 2012 #17
jorno67 Apr 2012 #13
PCIntern Apr 2012 #18

Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 07:57 AM

1. It's the cover that'll always do your ass in

My, my, indeed.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:23 AM

3. It is beyond me why

anyone would consort with the likes of Petrino. Just the thought makes me itch. Arkansas could use his picture in place of the one they use now as their mascot and it would be apt.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:55 AM

6. Maybe his only other option for cheating on his wife was hookers

Makes ya wonder how he got the young co-worker to go on that trip

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:03 AM

2. always always always tell the truth

never lie. Officer I have no idea how she got there

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:31 AM

4. What a story

I guess there will be something for sports radio to talk about here in Lexington now that basketball season is over.

Petrino used to be at Louisville, he did a good job of building the program there as well, and he's done great at Ark.

Successful people sometimes seem to like to live on the edge of sabotaging themselves, then the fall over the edge.

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 08:46 AM

5. As long as he doesn't break the law,

I don't give a crap who he gives a ride to on his motorcycle.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:02 AM

7. Even if the young woman is an employee in his department?

I have no interest in his personal relationships, but it crosses the line when it involves the workplace and an employee in his department.

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Response to Laurian (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:07 AM

8. Why should that matter?

He wasn't even caught in a compromising position-- just giving the woman a ride on his motorcycle.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:11 AM

9. inappropriate relationship

his words.

but to you, I guess character doesn't matter...

nice world you live in.

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:13 AM

11. Exactly. Why would he characterize it as an inappropriate relationship

if it was just a motorcycle ride?

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 09:13 AM

10. Art, he's admitted to an 'inappropriate' relationship with her.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:20 AM

12. But what is "inappropriate"?

Coming from Arkansas myself, and having attended the U of A to boot, I found that that word can have several interpretations. Just doing something innocuous with a member of the opposite sex while married is often considered "inappropriate" among many residents of the state. At the same time, well, I knew someone there in Fayetteville who had what might be considered an "inappropriate" relationship with a member of the opposite sex, but the last time I checked on them, they were a happy couple. I can't say much more than that on a public discussion board.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:40 AM

14. the fact that he needs to 'repair'

his relationship with his family might give you a clue...but only if you take those glasses off.

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:46 AM

15. Once again, "inappropriate" can mean having a *platonic* relationship

but the wife, or the school administration, can still get bent out of shape about such a thing. The guy's a very visible public figure in a conservative Bible Belt state, he has to make such an announcement.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:19 AM

16. Since the young woman is his subordinate, it could spell trouble.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:40 AM

17. you keep thinkin' that...

but 'platonic' does not lead to needed 'repairs'...must be nice.

sP

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:32 AM

13. woo pig sooie!

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:54 AM

18. Asshole wasn't wearing a helmet...

now all the other assholes who don't will say, "See, he's OK."

Lucky for him he didn't wind up a quadriplegic.

On Edit: I DESPISE these 'hotshot' coaches, which tend to include some from junior high school all the way up thru the pros...no no, I'm not saying that ALL coaches are assholes, many are real great gals and guys, but you all know who I mean: even JD Salinger couldn't help himself in Catcher In The Rye... "Ed Banky's Car and Stradlater"

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