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Should Bobby Petrino Have Been Fired?

Sports 2012/04/11 19:00:00
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The University of Arkansas is going to need a new head coach for its college football program. After four seasons, the Bobby Petrino era has come to a controversial and embarrassing halt. Petrino recently got into a motorcycle accident that luckily didn't injure him -- but it did permanently damage his reputation as a person.

Who was the woman he was riding with? A 23-year-old blonde woman that wasn't his wife or any of his four daughters, that's for sure. What made this situation even worse is that it was later revealed in reports that Petrino had paid his alleged mistress $20,000. He also hired her to work for him four days before their accident.

This wouldn't be the first time controversy surrounded Petrino. In 2007, he served as head coach of the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, only to leave with a couple games left in the season for the Arkansas job. He didn't even wait until the end of the season. He lied to his team about interest in Arkansas, and when he took the job, he left a note rather than directly talking to his team, causing his players to publicly criticize him. Do you think it was the right decision for the University of Arkansas to fire Bobby Petrino?


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  • ««Gingey, the Master Debate... 2012/04/12 14:38:37 (edited)
    Yes
    ««Gingey, the Master Debater of Þ|-|Дэ†»»
    +5
    Look, I go to the University of Arkansas, I live in Fayetteville, and I am a Razorback fan. What choice did we have, people? We couldn't have kept him after this scandal, it would have made the university look terrible. Yes he was a great coach and I am very upset about it all, but you've gotta do what you've gotta do. GO HOGS!

    razorbacks

    EDIT: Oh, and by the way, the woman was 25, not 23!! Get your facts straight, Sodahead!

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  • Wahvlvke 2012/04/28 16:49:44
    Yes
    Wahvlvke
    Somewhere along the line bad conduct has to be dealt with.
  • Marshall Maxwell 2012/04/25 02:46:42
    No
    Marshall Maxwell
    His personal life is no business of the school. The students should be allowed to transfer without being punished because these guys committed to Petrino. They say that the scholarship is like getting paid, but a report that came out today stated that 1 out of 2 college graduates are jobless. These colleges do this all the time because college is big business at the Kids expense. These kids are slaves to the system and they make billions off them. They force them to stay in schools so that they ride them for every dime they can make off them. Will not let them transfer without punishment, meanwhile coaches and directors makes millions.
  • Truth Matters 2012/04/25 01:05:15 (edited)
    Yes
    Truth Matters
    Petrino should have been castrated, then fired.
  • BRYAN002 2012/04/24 10:50:59
    No
    BRYAN002
    i don't know who it is.

    Trampolines | Bar stools | Bean bags
  • DanC 2012/04/19 13:46:23
    Yes
    DanC
    Oh crap, I mistakenly clicked "yes"

    How the f*ck is possible such a thing?
    WTF is wrong with you people?
    It's not your business nor the university's business! He should sue the university!
    It's really unbelievable that such a thing is possible in a "western" country...
  • Met 2012/04/18 07:00:10
    No
    Met
    Hell no he shouldn't have been fired.

    How exactly did he embarrass the school? I didn't realize having a mid-life crisis constituted public embarrassment of your employer.

    Jokes on them, the SEC ain't getting any easier, and Petrino can get another job. Sucks too, i like arkansas... they're like Bama's little brother.

    This is dumber than when Texas Tech fired Mike Leach for allowing lazy players with fathers who work for ESPN on the team. Here's hoping Petrino isn't replaced by another disgraced auburn coach. I'm sure Terry Bowden would like to get the hell out of Akron.

    Roll Tide.
  • Donnie 2012/04/18 00:24:30
  • thebarbecuemast 2012/04/16 00:19:44
    Yes
    thebarbecuemast
    he paid her 20000 thats a lot of money. he needs to be kicked out .but they will not cause they are paying their mistress 50000
  • george 2012/04/14 11:27:37
    Yes
    george
    +1
    This guy couldn't make a good decision if his wife (I mean life) depended on it. Some people get to roles of authority and confuse it with entitlement. Something tells me he should have been canned a while ago.
  • BigFig#9 2012/04/13 20:25:23
    Yes
    BigFig#9
    +1
    Boss messing with an employee will get you fired at any US Corporation over exposure to law suit. (I'm assuming it's accepted now that he was intimately involved with this woman)
  • jacktown kid 2012/04/13 15:21:00
    Yes
    jacktown kid
    +1
    And being stupid too
  • Mel 2012/04/12 18:42:28
    Yes
    Mel
    +2
    You don't lie to your boss.
  • Lanikai Mel 2012/04/12 18:51:34
    Lanikai
    +1
    New information. Petrino was also exchanging texts with the former Miss Motorcycle Mania, during this same period.

    here is a link.

    http://deadspin.com/5901394/o...
  • beachbum 2012/04/12 16:36:06
    Yes
    beachbum
    +2
    With all the texts sent, I don't know how he had the time to actually coach the games.
  • OneLastWord 2012/04/12 14:56:24
    Yes
    OneLastWord
    +2
    Looks sleazy.
  • ««Gingey, the Master Debate... 2012/04/12 14:38:37 (edited)
    Yes
    ««Gingey, the Master Debater of Þ|-|Дэ†»»
    +5
    Look, I go to the University of Arkansas, I live in Fayetteville, and I am a Razorback fan. What choice did we have, people? We couldn't have kept him after this scandal, it would have made the university look terrible. Yes he was a great coach and I am very upset about it all, but you've gotta do what you've gotta do. GO HOGS!

    razorbacks

    EDIT: Oh, and by the way, the woman was 25, not 23!! Get your facts straight, Sodahead!
  • Lanikai ««Ginge... 2012/04/12 14:57:09
    Lanikai
    +2
    LOL, excellent Gingey.

    I agree he had to go, but not because he had an affair, BUT because he lied and lied and lied.

    Affairs are forgivable, lying is not.

    War Dang Eagle!!!
  • ««Ginge... Lanikai 2012/04/12 15:23:12
    ««Gingey, the Master Debater of Þ|-|Дэ†»»
    +2
    Agreed... it's just a bad situation all around. Let me add that Razorbacks are totally heartbroken about this lol.
  • Lanikai ««Ginge... 2012/04/12 15:27:51
    Lanikai
    +2
    I know, and they made a valiant effort to keep him, but once the lies were exposed-there just wasn't a way to do it,.
  • ««Ginge... Lanikai 2012/04/12 15:29:05
    ««Gingey, the Master Debater of Þ|-|Дэ†»»
    +2
    Yep. I think Jeff Long did the right thing.
  • Jim ««Ginge... 2012/04/15 18:40:45
    Jim
    There was some posting on other sites indicating PETRINO was not in a MC wreck, but rather, the finacee' of the girlfriend confronted him and got into fight with PETRINO. Petrino just laid off the injuries on a MC accident. Anything like this coming to the surface in Arkansas?
  • elijahin24 2012/04/12 13:20:01
    Yes
    elijahin24
    +2
    I don't care who he's screwing; but you can't hire that person in what is supposed to be an open process.You're asking for trouble when you do that, especially after lying about it. This was not only unethical, but also stupid. Neither of which are traits you look for in a guy who will be mentoring kids.
  • Eric elijahin24 2012/04/12 14:08:01
    Eric
    i have no clue of what your talking about
  • elijahin24 Eric 2012/04/12 14:48:02
    elijahin24
    Which part tripped you up?
  • Lanikai Eric 2012/04/12 14:57:30
    Lanikai
    How did you not understand that?
  • OneLast... Eric 2012/04/12 15:03:11 (edited)
    OneLastWord
    +1
    Maybe this was a university job?


    "What made this situation even worse is that it was later revealed in reports that Petrino had paid his alleged mistress $20,000. He also hired her to work for him four days before their accident."

    Duh.
  • OneLast... elijahin24 2012/04/12 14:59:37
    OneLastWord
    Yes, but most of the Football players are 18 yrs and older, adults legally, not kids.
    Just put my 2 cents in here.
  • elijahin24 OneLast... 2012/04/12 15:03:15
    elijahin24
    Doesn't matter, he gave preferential treatment to his lover, in hiring for a job, which should have been open to the public, then he lied to his bosses about it, then he lied to the public about it. Ethically, he's dead to rights.
  • OneLast... elijahin24 2012/04/13 18:06:03
    OneLastWord
    Yes I agree. Sounds like an administration I know in place now.
  • elijahin24 OneLast... 2012/04/13 18:45:49
    elijahin24
    +1
    Well, this isn't about politics, and I'm not going to rise to your sophamoric bait. Bubye.
  • jerry.alan.carroll 2012/04/12 07:37:46
    No
    jerry.alan.carroll
    sex lives of folks is nobody's F'n business, period!
  • elijahin24 jerry.a... 2012/04/12 13:21:59
    elijahin24
    +5
    Totally agree, but the ethics problem can't be ignored. He hired a woman he was having an affair with, to a highly sought-after position, the hiring of which was supposed to be an open process. He abused his position, and you can't do that.
  • Lanikai elijahin24 2012/04/12 14:58:42
    Lanikai
    he also gave her $20,000.00 for unknown reasons. No other person ever hired into that position got a bonus like that, further adds to the ethics issue.
  • elijahin24 Lanikai 2012/04/12 15:03:36
  • jerry.a... elijahin24 2012/04/13 08:34:01
    jerry.alan.carroll
    +1
    you have a good point on that. thumbs up for you.
  • BigFig#9 jerry.a... 2012/04/13 22:53:59
    BigFig#9
    Thumbs up for you - the only person on SadaHead who can change their mind given new facts!
  • jerry.a... BigFig#9 2012/04/14 00:30:33
    jerry.alan.carroll
    facts are facts. can't fight the truth, only opinion.
  • Met elijahin24 2012/04/18 07:07:05
    Met
    at the end of the day, having a winning coach with a hot assistant, who both share a love of motorcycles, isn't the worst thing in the world.

    Is there any evidence to support the fact that he was having an affair with her before she was hired? Or did he hire a hot piece of ass, and find a way to slide on in? Which isn't illegal unless she protests.

    I'll admit i don't know the details of the situation, but from what i've read in the local rags, this is the moral police running a muck in the south... Again.
  • elijahin24 Met 2012/04/18 10:38:33
    elijahin24
    Yes there is evidence to support that fact. I'm normally the harshest critic of morality police; but this is not that. He DID act unethically.
  • Met elijahin24 2012/04/18 10:41:59
    Met
    well then i guess that's how it goes.

    Still tho, with Auburn shelling out 200k a Heisman...

    It's just a bad situation.

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