Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bobby Petrino

Most mornings I check email, Facebook and then Twitter. Twitter for trending news, right now me and the rest of Arkansas are waiting for the puff of smoke to come out of  Jeff Long's office with a decision about Coach Petrino's job. Will he have one or will we send him packing? Last night they had a pep rally of sorts for him on campus, I don't get it but evidently some people showed up. The national news teams rolled into town this week to cover the mess so some people may have decided to go just so they could be on tv. If you don't follow the Razorbacks, you may be in the dark about all of this. Coach Petrino's spill off a motorcycle Sunday before last came with the revelation that he had a pretty blonde on the back. Not against the law to have a pretty blonde for a passenger, the problem began when he failed to confide in the University the facts that would come out later that week in the police report. His wife was probably surprised too, maybe not. Private lives are private, unless you are a government official or a celebrity or a coach. And if you have a Conduct Clause in your contract, it can get ugly when it becomes public.

"The Employment Agreement shall include the University's standard termination for cause provision which includes the right to terminate for cause based on significant and/or..." "otherwise engaging in conduct, as solely determined by the University, which is clearly contrary to the character and responsibilities of a person occupying the position of Head Football Coach or which negatively or adversely affects the reputation of the university or UAF's Athletics Program in any way."


  1. Why do some people think the things they do will not come back to haunt them? Lack of culpability? Sense of entitlement?
    And yet people support them? Like Maya Angelou says, when people show you who they are...believe them.

    1. The University made the decision to terminate Coach Petrino on misconduct, abuse of power, fraternization,basically he lied to his bosses and to the athletic staff, before and after the motorcycle accident. Petrino was fired "with cause" meaning he will not receive the $18 million buyout his contract calls for -- proud of the University for taking a stand and doing the right thing.


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