The Arkansas Razorbacks hired a great football person when Bobby Petrino took the cowardly way out and quit on the Atlanta Falcons during the 2007 NFL season. They knew that much. But, after seeing what he did to the Falcons, and now what happened this week involving lies, a motorcycle accident and a possible affair with a 25-year-old, they are clearly finding out more and more that they did not hire a smart person.
Petrino, 51, crashed his motorcycle on Sunday night, resulting in various injuries. He lost control and skidded off the road in what appeared to be a one-vehicle accident involving one person.
Turns out that isn’t exactly the whole truth.
Also involved in the accident was Jessica Dorrell, 25, who was a former volleyball player for the Razorbacks. And did I mention that she was also recently named as an employee for the football department? March 28, to be exact.
Oh, and that the girl half Petrino’s age is rather attractive?
Yeah. It turns out that Bobby didn’t really tell anyone either. Apparently, his wife and children would have frowned upon hearing about that news.
“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,” Petrino said in a statement issued by the university.
Maybe if he had the ability to make better decisions in the beginning, Petrino wouldn’t have to keep coming out and issuing apologetic statements.
Athletic director Jeff Long has placed Petrino on paid leave while they investigate this situation. He also expressed his extreme disappointment in Petrino for his indiscretions and decisions and his constant withholding of pertinent information.
Petrino has led Arkansas to its’ first ever BCS Bowl and won 11 games last season. It still may not be enough to save his job.
And quite frankly, I don’t think it should.
It is time for Petrino to go, only this time, no other school or program should pursue hiring him. He simply is not worth any amount of wins he can bring to a team.