The lying stinks and may end up getting Petrino fired. He has to be a man and own his actions. Adrian Rogers used to say, “If people say lots of great things about you, but they say your word can not be trusted then it cancels out everything else they previously said about you.”
If Petrino wants to break up his family and ruin his personal life then he will pay personal consequences for that. However, lying to his boss is enough to get him fired. Will he get fired? I still doubt it. We will have to wait and see.
Good article from NBC Sports on the possibility of lying getting Petrino into lots of trouble.
Dorrell replaced Dann Kabala, who took a job at Pitt as the football program’s player personnel director. According to Arkansas, Dorrell is making $55,735 in her current job, same as what Kabala did when he occupied the position.
The question becomes when did the relationship between Petrino and Dorrell allegedly become “inappropriate” — before or after Dorrell got her current job? In other words, what’s the exact date for “previous”? If the “inappropriate” part began after her hiring, the only thing that means is that I have severely underestimated Petrino’s effect on women.
Now, an administrator at the state Office of Personnel Management told Robbie Neiswanger of the Arkansas News that ”Arkansas has no law prohibiting a state employee from hiring a romantic partner or having a romantic relationship with a subordinate.”
So if Petrino and Dorrell had a romantic relationship prior to her new job in the football offices, no one would be going to jail. But what athletic director Jeff Long needs to consider as he goes through his review is whether the “previous inappropriate relationship” violated the terms of Petrino’s contract. The portion in question is “engaging in conduct, as solely determined by the University, which is clearly contrary to the character and responsibilities of a person occupying the position of Head Football Coach or which negatively or adversely affects the reputation of the University or UAF’s athletics programs in any way.”
Hiring a possible mistress would certainly seem to fall in that category.
Lying about Dorrell’s presence in Sunday’s motorcycle accident should be enough, in theory, to get Petrino fired for pulling Arkansas in to the scandal by association. UA released a statement Monday saying no one else was with Petrino at the time of the accident. That wasn’t true, and for a brief time on Thursday, the possibility existed that Arkansas was lying/covering something up because their statement didn’t match up with a police report released that day.
In short, Petrino could be terminated for a variety of reasons, all of which are at the discretion of Long. Had Petrino simply told the truth to begin with — or, at least not waited until the day the police report came out — he would no doubt be at greater odds of keeping his job.
Good article from NBC Sports on the possibility of lying getting Petrino into lots of trouble. Jessica Dorrell’s role in Petrino’s future Posted by Ben Kercheval on April 6, 2012, 1:53 PM EDT APBased on what Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said in a statement last night, the coach appeared to be in a “previous inappropriate relationship” with [...]
Bobby Petrino has been up the coaching ladder ever since he got into football. Winning BCS bowls at Louisville and then taking Arkansas from 5 wins, to 8 wins, to 10 wins and this year to 11 wins and a top 5 finish. If I had to describe Bobby Petrino’s coaching style, two principles come to [...]
Arkansas’ Jeff Long Addresses The Media About Bobby Petrino’s Affair Petrino will survive this wreck. Of course, I am speaking of two wrecks. The wreck he is trying to make of his marriage and the motorcycle wreck. It seems that most of the fans are mainly concerned about his physical health so he can coach [...]
In this Tuesday, April 3, 2012, photo, Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino speaks during a news conference in Fayetteville, Ark. Petrino has been put on paid leave. Athletic director Jeff Long announced the decision late Thursday, April 5, capping a stunning day in which it was revealed that Petrino had a 25-year-old female employee with [...]
Sometimes you just have to laugh in order to keep from crying. These missteps by Bobby Petrino this week may be one of those cases. My former pastor Adrian Rogers used to say, “If you don’t want to slip down then don’t walk in slick places.” Bobby Petrino made Jessica a close assistant and that [...]
USA Today, Washington Post, Yahoo Sports Blog, ESPN, LA LATE, Now Public, IBTimes, Mobile Press Register, and several blogs have picked up the story. I knew the Atlanta papers would be all over this. OTHER HOT PHOTOS ON LALATE NEWS Erin Andrews Crystal Harris Shannon Twins Ikki Twins Kim Kardashian OTHER HOT PHOTOS ON [...]
After reading all the blogs that deal with this, I can safely say that most of the fans want forgiveness to be given to Petrino by the University. I am not saying that penalties will not be put in place, but I think there would be a huge outcry from the fans if he has [...]
PETRINO AND DORRELL: Friends of the Program circulated this photo of Petrino and Dorrell at a Razorback event on the FOTProgram twitter feed. The Arkansas Times Blog has a good roundup on the events on Petrino and last night I watched 3 tv channels and saw their spin on Jeff Long’s press conference. On Channel [...]
Jessica Dorrell was not revealed as the passenger on Petrino’s motorcyle until yesterday. Petrino may feel roughed up now, but he has a bigger task of restoring trust with his wife and kids ahead of him and that may another rough road he has to go down in the future. Back in July of 2011 at church I [...]
If Bobby thinks he is bruised now, then he needs to read about the guy in Proverbs 7:10-27 and what happened to him. I really am hoping that Bobby Petrino can put his marriage back together. He has a clear choice between two paths. In the sermon at Fellowship Bible Church at July 24, 2011, [...]
I learned about these developments from reading the Arkansas Times Blog. Petrino left some details out at his press conference. Everybody is reporting that he was not riding alone. A lot of outlets have been covering this and here is the report from Arkansas 360: Jessica Dorrell A Passenger On Motorcycle With Petrino At Time Of [...]
Bobby Petrino Press Conference after accident Uploaded by arkrazorbacks on Apr 3, 2012 Arkansas Razorbacks head football coach Bobby Petrino meets with the media before practice concerning his motorcycle accident over the weekend ______ Image by ArkansasRazorbacks.com Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino addresses the media Tuesday in his first public appearance since suffering multiple injuries [...]
Image by Chris Bahn The site of Bobby Petrino’s motorcycle crash in Madison County, photographed on Monday. The object in the right-center is a lamp from the motorcycle. I have checked several sources this morning (KARK, update from Arkansas Sports 360 as of 9:04 am this morning) From ESPN: Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino was [...]
It pays to remember history. Today I am going to go through some of it and give an outline and quotes from the great Southern Baptist leader Adrian Rogers (1931-2005). Max Brantley of the Arkansas Times started this morning off with some comedy: From pro golfer John Daly’s Twitter account following last night’s Republican debate, [...]
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A Powerful comparison to Christ loving the church and the husband never walking out on the wife.