[Petrino fired] Greased pig to be hog-tied?
Not a smart way to start Spring ball.
04-06-2012, 08:42 AM #2
The Razorbacks coach was put on paid administrative leave on Thursday night less than seven hours after his boss, 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."
It was a stunning revelation for a highly successful coach who prides himself on complete control and intense privacy in his personal life. Petrino will now wait out his fate while Long conducts a review.
"I will fully cooperate with the university throughout this process and my hope is to repair my relationships with my family, my athletic director, the Razorback Nation and remain the head coach of the Razorbacks," he said in a statement issued by the university.
Long announced the decision to put Petrino on leave at a late-night news conference, one that was reminiscent of when the former Atlanta Falcons coach was hired by the Razorbacks on Dec. 11, 2007. Long said he had no timeline in determining Petrino's future with the Razorbacks.
"I'm at the beginning of the review. I don't know what I'm going to find," Long said. "I am disappointed that coach Petrino did not share with me, when he had the opportunity to, the full extent of the accident and who was involved."
Long said he didn't hear about the passenger -- former Arkansas volleyball player and current football program employee Jessica Dorrell, who is 25 -- until the 51-year-old Petrino called him Thursday afternoon, minutes before a police report was released that disclosed her presence at the accident.
04-07-2012, 06:42 AM #3
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Arkiehawg, what's the word on the street in Fayetteville?
04-07-2012, 07:44 AM #4
04-08-2012, 08:09 AM #6
I just heard the story yesterday. This is what irks me:
"When I came out of the ditch, there was a lady there that had flagged down a car," Petrino said Tuesday, nursing four broken ribs and wearing a neck brace to support a cracked neck vertebra. "The guy that was in the passenger's seat said, 'Get in, we'll just take you right to the hospital instead of waiting,' and so I got in the car and they headed toward Fayetteville."
That "lady," as we know, was the woman he was having an affair with. What a coincidence! LOL.
He has been fired.
Last edited by Minnie; 04-10-2012 at 09:53 PM.
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04-11-2012, 06:34 AM #8
04-11-2012, 09:17 AM #9
Been an interesting couple of weeks in Razorback Nation. Until last pm, I thought that BP would have been suspended, fined heavily and placed on probation. AD Long's statement last pm shed a lot more to the issue that left him little choice but to terminate the coach. It was a very, very difficult thing for him to do as he had a pretty close personal relationship with the Petrino family. You should watch the video of his statement. He was very emotional. Very proud of our AD and the University for taking the right stance on the situation. Also very proud of our team who has shown strength and support of the decision as well as the incoming recruits who are all stating that they still plan on joining the Razorbacks.
It will be interesting to see how it plays out this spring and whether we will have a new coach or keep the current staff for this upcoming season. My preference would be to either hire from within (Paul Petrino) or keep the current staff and assign an interim HC for this upcoming season. Let this staff (who did no wrong) have a chance to show that they are capable of keeping this team together for a shot at the SEC and NC."Look with your understanding, find out what you already know and you'll see the way to fly"...
Good luck Hogs, and great job in raising the level of class within the SEC. You made a good move!
On another note, Karma is a ...... I like how he was notified in a letter, just like the Atlanta Falcon players were. I know that was required by contract, but there is still something poetic about it.
04-11-2012, 12:22 PM #12
So sorry for the family and the fans that believed in him. Those of us from Louisville and the Dolphins, would have expected no more from him!
04-11-2012, 12:46 PM #13
Had to share...even the Taiwanese love a scandal...
"Look with your understanding, find out what you already know and you'll see the way to fly"...
04-11-2012, 12:49 PM #14
Exactly! He was only interested in himself. He knew how to win games but now more of his character is in question. I can't imagine Arkansas getting a coach that could produce that many wins in the sec west. Sorry but thats the truth. Back to Nutt-level ball. However they do have some talent there now. If they can pull a rabbit out of the hat with a decent coach maybe....
04-11-2012, 02:22 PM #15
I feel badly for the family and fans.
But Arkiehawg, the video you posted is absolutely hilarious! You're pretty awesome to post that, even though I know it hurts you that this has happened to your team.
Last edited by Beach Runner; 04-11-2012 at 04:13 PM.
What I could not figure out from any of the news releases was she hurt from the accident.
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04-11-2012, 04:14 PM #18
It's just what all the reports say.
04-11-2012, 05:11 PM #21"Look with your understanding, find out what you already know and you'll see the way to fly"...
So, how is the Administration not complicit in this if he used his business phone to make all these calls and texts?
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino and Jessica Dorrell exchanged more than 4,300 text messages and nearly 300 phone calls over the past seven months -- on game days, before dawn and even as the police report that hastened his downfall was being released to the public, according to a review of his business cellphone records by The Associated Press.
Wouldn't it have raised a few flags for them to ask Bobby who he's trying to keep up with? I mean 4,300 text messages and 300 phone calls in seven months is pretty obsessive. Someone has to approve the cell phone bill for payment. I see a sexual harassment lawsuit in the making!
04-12-2012, 11:43 AM #24
Petrino wasn't divisive at all until the end. He was loved by the fans. Unlike some schools, Arkansas wasn't about "Just win, baby" at all cost or we would have kept Petrino.... It wouldn't surprise me to seem him resurface at on of the SEC East teams in a year or so....What would that tell you about Win at all Cost knowing his new track record.
I'm pretty confident that we won't be going back to the era of mediocrit-Nutt. The position is far more attractive now than when it was when Petrino was hired.
Last edited by Arkiehawg; 04-12-2012 at 11:47 AM."Look with your understanding, find out what you already know and you'll see the way to fly"...
04-12-2012, 10:30 PM #25
On Paul Finebaum today:
Petrino has another mistress in Little Rock, and the comments were that if he has one in Fayetteville and has one in Little Rock, he has them in other places.
Petrino didn't have a motorcycle accident. The fiance of his Fayetteville mistress chased them down while she and Petrino were on the motorcycle and forced them to pull off the road. Then he beat up Petrino. That explains why the mistress wasn't injured.
Of course, this is all rumor.
04-13-2012, 10:44 AM #26
At least the one in LR was pretty curvaceous and doesn't have a horse-face...."Look with your understanding, find out what you already know and you'll see the way to fly"...
04-13-2012, 12:29 PM #27
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