Arkansas AD Jeff Long will meet with the media at 9:45 p.m. tonight to discuss the Bobby Petrino situation.
OT: AR Coach Bobby Petrino - Idiot
It comes out that his motorcycle wreck a few days back was not a solo wreck - a 25 year old blonde staffer was riding as well. Oh, and both the University and Petrino himself tried to sweep that little tidbit under the rug. Oh, and Petrino is married if course... And the staffer is engaged.
Thankfully both are without serious injuries...but it looks like Petrino's motor cycle wreck will now turn into a train wreck for him.
I'm not sure why the University is taking this on. This seems to be between Bobby Petrino, the woman, and their respective spouses and spouses-to-be.
Usually bosses can't date, or be in a relationship, with subordinates. This would fall under that as she was recently hired as an employee within the football program.
He may have violated his employment contract that all employees sign with the University.
Update: He was placed on administrative leave for further investigation.
it has been reported that Petrino's contract includes a morals clause. I'd say the married head coach hiring a betrothed staffer with whom he is having an extra-marital affair falls well within the scope of said clause.
Well, probably becasue he lied to his boss about the accident (and the poilice??), hired a woman he was having an affair with, continued the affair while he was her boss and lied about it.
I think that is worth looking into if you are his emplyer.
If you are willing to let your school issue a false press release on your behalf about this incident and then only days later tell them "my bad", I would have to think this same person would be a bit slow in reporting other things such as potential NCAA violations. Petrino was known as a mercenary, but now that is added to questionable ethics which makes a seemingly poor combination for someone representing a public institution.
Were they having sex on the Motorcycle at the time of the accident? Maybe he was giving her a RIDE home? Only kidding, fry him!
For Petrino's family and her fiancée...sucks that his face is all over the place now. Poor guy
at least this saved him a life time of infedelity.
Did anybody catch the broad's Wedding GuestBook before it was taken down? There were some fantastic comments.
Care to share? Inquiring minds want to know.......
Thank You OMG!
"If you dont mind a short guy hit me up on Twitter-Nick Saben"
My personal fav but I'm literally crying I'm laughing so hard at some of the comments on the wedding book.......
I know it's not really funny, but a commenter exclaiming righteous indignation at the term "broad" whilst simultaneously using a Jessica Rabbit avatar made me laugh.
Must change. Thank you very much.
In all fairness, Jessica Rabbit is a dame, not a broad. I think you're in the right on this one.
Must change. Thank you very much.
My great aunt still uses the term "broad," but she grew up in Brooklyn in the 30s/40s so anything goes, I guess.
She also carries an "emergency corkscrew" and wears a watch where each digit is "5", so, y'know.
Sounds like she has earned the right, for sure! but not guys who make that reference because the woman was half of a relationship between two adults.
I'm not usually all PC..broad is one of those words that bugs me. I got called sweetheart once (by a condescending, minimum wage clerk at a beer store; me customer, him "the help")...don't EVER do that to a woman who *might* be having a "bad" week...and you never know when that might be.
He probably just happened to be riding his motorbike on the same day that an attractive 25yr old blonde woman needed a ride home. That's all, I'm sure.
I should get a motorcycle....
You mean an attractive 25 year old blonde woman who he had just hired... Still, a crazy coincidence.
"Honey, listen I can explain...."
Gee, this doesn't at all fit the stereotype of a redneck SEC coach.
Only a redneck would cheat? Les, is that you?
Why is he an idiot? Sure she's a bit skeletor looking, especially when spiking a volleyball but for a 50-something coach, he's doing really well for himself.
These press conferences are brutal. I enjoy it less when it's not Gene Smith at the podium.
The AD just put Petrino on administrative leave. The main reason is that Petrino was not forthcoming with information to AD Long and the media.
My guess is that you can add Mrs Petrino to the list of people ol' Bobby was not forthcoming with about that little fender bender.
My guess is that she'll put him on "administrative leave" as well.
Poor guy...the grass was greener on the other side.
Unfortunately, the turns were a little sharper.
Say what you want about Dave Brandon, but at least we know that he'd NEVER hire a Bobby Petrino type.
So, uh, he's the next Ole Miss coach?
He could always go back to Louisville. I'm sure Rick Pitino could refer him to a good marriage counselor.
...then definitely a good restaurant backroom.
Was it his daughter? I mean, it's Arkansas we're talking about.
Apparently happens with so many if these guys in power. WV alumni here say RR had relations with coeds all the time and the UF alumni ALL say the same thing - Meyer was cheating on his wife and also his wife was cheating on him(awesome). They suggest the reason he left was to try and save their marriage because you know he is deeply religious.
I guess as long as you hear things then trashing the reputation of people you've never met is OK in my book.
The only reason I even bring that point about having proof is that EVERYBODY up here in Ohio has been talking about TampaBlue and the numerous affairs he is having with everyone he has ever known, gone to school with or lived nearby.
I knew you'd be ok with me posting this.
First of all what I stated is not anything that hasn't been posted here before about Meyer or RR. Feel free to scan through past blog entries to familiarize yourself.
Second I agree if it was just 1 or 2 people but every UF alumni who actually follows football says the same thing from people in their 20's to ones in their 60's. And also former players as well(these guys are still connected you know) ALL say the same unprompted response. Where there's smoke there's fire.
Am I right in assuming you are one of those people that believe our senators are all righteous and honest even though EVERYBODY says they take bribes? But wait there's no proof so it must not be true and no one must speak of it until there is. If you are then I apologize for insulting your morality. On the other hand, if you HAVE ever passed on any speculation ever in your life then I have to assume you are THAT GUY.
Think about it if everyone in Ohio was talking about me then there's a really good chance that it's true.
Unfounded and unsourced character assassination followed up by your feelings on our political landscape.
How do you feel about religion? Might as well get all off-limit topics on the table in this thread.
Listen I am just giving a perspective on Meyer from the UF fan base down here. Only because he now is relevant to MICH football. I just though it would be of interest to this forum. I have no personal reason to slander him.
Like I said these ideas are not new to this forum. This is not out of the blue.
Let's end this - if you can honestly say you have never passed on information in your life without absolute proof to anyone (never gossiped) then I will admit you are the better man as far as that goes and respect that kind of self discipline. It would be impressive.
At Florida they weren't "huge". He'll be fine in Ohio.
That made me laugh.
Why not legit. He took a year off to try to piece their marriage back together. Like no one's ever done that before. What's the consensus theory? He took time off because the stress was too great at UF. So he goes to OHIO like you said with even more stress? Seems legit.
Uh... all coed universities have cords.
That he spent the year traveling the country with ESPN as a college football analyst.
with guys not in power. But at least with them we leave it to the people involved to work things out, instead of passing judgement about it on blogs and twitter.
...that I have not read before about RR doing coeds a WVU. And I'm fairly familiar with what is being posted. And after reading Three and Out I just don't see RR in that light.
I have heard both these rumors before and there are rumors floating around of a ton of other coaches. But the thing is, unless a Petrino-esque thing happens to them, they're always going to be just that, rumors. The sources of most of these rumors seem to be from the bitter fandoms that the coaches left behind or the bitter fandoms of teams that keep losing to the coaches. Because of that, they're hard to take seriously without proof.
If it happens that the rumors are right, rake them across the coals. Much like what we're doing to Petrino now. To do that to a family is crap. To do that to a fiance is crap. And they deserve all the crap being thrown their way. But spreading unsubstantiated rumors and gossip that are coming from people with grudges isn't that great either.