For those of you who may have missed it, it was a heck of a Thursday night in Fayetteville, Arkansas. No, I’m not talking about the drink specials down at the biggest bar on campus, but instead what’s going on inside Arkansas’ football program right now. To call it a “mess” would be an understatement; this is the BP oil-spill come to college football.
In the case of Arkansas, that “BP” is their head football coach Bobby Petrino, and oh my, what a situation did he get himself into this week. Because it’s Good Friday, and because you’ve got better things to do, let’s cut through the crap and get right to the facts:
On Monday it was revealed that Petrino had gotten himself in a motorcycle accident. The coach ended up with a few major injuries, but nothing life threatening. At the time, the school released a statement that Petrino was ok. The statement also said that Petrino was alone when the bike accident happened.
That last nugget is where things get interesting, since a police report came out Thursday afternoon that revealed that Petrino did in fact have a passenger with him on the bike. That alone is bad enough, if only because it proved that he lied to his superiors. It doesn’t matter who you are, or how many games you’ve won. You never, ever want to do that.no comments