Bobby Petrino’s arrogance led to his downfall

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LITTLE ROCK, AR - NOVEMBER 19:   Head Coach Bobby Petrino and the Arkansas Razorbacks run onto the field before a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at War Memorial Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Bulldogs 44-17. Getty Images logo Getty Images 4 months ago

LITTLE ROCK, AR – NOVEMBER 19: Head Coach Bobby Petrino and the Arkansas Razorbacks run onto the field before a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at War Memorial Stadium on November 19, 2011 in Little Rock.

Monday April 9, 2012 on “the show with no name” on 103.7 the buzz, David Bazzel commented concerning Bobby Petrino riding a motorcyle with a 25 year old who was not his wife in plain view of anyone to see. David called that “cocky.”

I have also been amazed to learn that probably the most recognized person in the state would not even try to hide the fact that he was taking Jessica Dorrell for a ride without even wearing a helmet!!!!

Concerning the coverup, Steve Barnes, the moderator of “Arkansas Week” on PBS said, “It is more than passing strange to me…how the state’s highest paid public employee, one of the most high profile individuals in this state, how anybody thought this could be capped.”

Jay Barth, professor of Political Science, Hendrix College, observed, “In his (Petrino’s) own press conference which showed his injuries, he went out of his way to completely contradict, that is where he really got himself into trouble…That press conference was completely out of sink with the state police report. That showed some bizzare judgment on his part.”

Bobby Petrino’s arrogance led him to be reckless in his personal life and that is why you have people observing that Petrino used “bizzare judgment” and acted “cocky.”  

Instead of spending time cheating on his wife he should have spent more time with his wife.   My former pastor Adrian Rogers used to have a sign on his desk which said, “If you don’t want to fall then don’t walk in slippery places.

How can high profile people avoid adultery? Brandon Barnard, who is a teaching pastor at Fellowship Bible Church here in Little Rock in his message on July 24, 2011 made the point that we should WORK TO ELIMINATE EXPOSURE TO SEXUAL PRESSURES AND INCREASINGLY EMBRACE THE PROMISES OF GOD.

Then Brandon read through the following scriptures.


Philippians 4:8-9

English Standard Version (ESV)

 8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Matthew 5:27-30

English Standard Version (ESV)

 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.

Job 31:1

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Job 31

1I DICTATED a covenant (an agreement) to my eyes; how then could I look [lustfully] upon a girl?

Psalm 101:3

English Standard Version (ESV)

3I will not set before my eyes
anything that is worthless.
I hate the work of those who fall away;
it shall not cling to me.

Matthew 5:8

English Standard Version (ESV)

 8“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Romans 8:6

English Standard Version (ESV)

6For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.


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