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Proving once again that people prefer to be with the bad guy who rides a motorcycle and cheats on us rather than the nice dude with a good job who is maybe just a bit too into Enya, Louisville is getting back together with Bobby Petrino. Why?
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Well, that was a pretty quick penance period. Eight months after being fired by Arkansas following revelations of affair-having, mistress-job-getting, and a coverup involving the both of them and a motorcycle accident, Bobby Petrino is back in college football: he’ll be introduced as the new head coach at Western Kentucky later today. And for Petrino, as always, winning football games will be the easy part.
We’re a forgiving sort, us Americans. We love a good redemption story. People overcoming their own mistakes and demons makes us feel like nothing is impossible. It inspires us. And the people who author such personal stories? We love them… but we’d better see them suffer first.
In what sounds like excruciating detail, ex-Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino told AD Jeff Long that his relationship with Jessica Dorrell started “with a kiss.” Besides saying “Uh, duh?” to Mr. Petrino, it looks like we’re going to have to ask him: don’t you watch Flight of the Conchords, dude? Life lessons set to music, after the jump.
We still have a ways to go, but this is our current front-runner for “Most Inevitable Story of the Week”: Jessica Dorrell, the (engaged) woman with whom former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino cheated on his wife and inappropriately hired, has resigned.
The web roundup for Wednesday, April 11th, 2012. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. See anything that should be on SportsGrid? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our starting five, after the jump.
Every detail that’s come out about the Bobby Petrino-Jessica Dorrell-Arkansas-motorcycle scandal has made the story sound worse and worse, and there might be no one it’s been tougher on than the man who was engaged to Dorrell, Josh Morgan.