Maybe Petrino isn’t as smart as we thought he was.

If there’s one thing you’d think a coach at Arkansas would have enough sense to avoid, it would be to keep his personal business off a university-issued cellphone.

Well, you’d be wrong.

Six months of telephone records show that former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino was in frequent contact with his mistress, including conversations before their motorcycle crash that led to his firing.

Petrino’s university cell phone records were obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request…

Actually, you can make a good argument that Petrino was even dumber than the Nuttster was with his phone usage.

Oy vey.

Hell, if I were Jeff Long, I might have fired him just for that.

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22 responses to “Maybe Petrino isn’t as smart as we thought he was.

  1. Connor

    These cell phone records are so consistently entertaining, why does the press wait for a scandal to request them? Go get every major coach’s records, cross reference them against the yellow pages, and see what happens. Petrino may not be the smartest coach out there, but I bet he’s not the dumbest.

    • for the records to be subject to the open records act they have to have been paid for by a governmental entity(i.e the school or the athletic department). The press can’t ask for a private cell phone acct.. I don’t know if Petrino is arrogant or stupid and as Forrest said maybe it’s both,Pay for your own cellphone is probably the only life lesson this prick will get out of this whole mess.

      • Connor

        Well, considering the trouble his immediate predecessor at the school had with this exact issue, I’m not sure Bobby is really good at learning lessons. Clearly a lot of coaches with million dollar salaries would rather have the $80 a month in cell phone bills paid by the school. It just makes for a better scandal.

  2. Bryant Denny

    If you make almost $4M per year, can’t you afford your own cell phone?

  3. Even Mike Vick had the sense to know you give your mistress a different cell phone. To be dumber than Vick. Yikes.

    • Normaltown Mike

      More evidence that Petrino is just not NFL material. He never figured out the two cell phone trick!

  4. BulldogBen

    Please let these pics leak and, PLEASE, let them be Anthony Weiner-esque. Not that I want to see them but just so the avalanche of humiliation will continue.

    WE DIDN’T COME TO PAINT!

  5. victoria sinnington

    Those of us who knew him in Helena, Montana, can say with certainty that he was arrogant and stupid, even then. He is, in fact, so arrogant that he will push ahead as though nothing has happened. Using a public property cell phone for your personal life? Unbelievable!

  6. Always Someone Else's Fault

    I’m beginning to think that’s not the last $20,000 Petino sends Ms. Dorrell’s way.

  7. Spike

    Or Mrs. Petrino’s way.

  8. Hogbody Spradlin

    I’m trying not to think about beefcake pictures of a man my age, who was kind of pudgy to start. Couldn’t the pictures be Jessica?

  9. AthensHomerDawg

    According to a friend who is an Arky grad and living there is the sobering news that Jessica’s fiance is no longer employed at Arkansas. Collateral damage to a young Swimming and Diving coach I guess. Jessica’s June
    wedding is no longer on the books and Jessica is not working at Arkansas either.
    http://cdn2.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1037911/Pork_Chop_medium.gif

  10. Krautdawg

    And now to invite the avalanche of hate … is there any way our offensive staff could trade him some marriage counseling for some play-calling counseling?

    Actually, wait. Now that I think about the deal, the only advice we’ll get is “throw bombs and crossing routes to 4 all-conference senior receivers.” And I liked our offensive game plans against USCe and LSU better than his. Scratch the offer; let’s see pictures!

  11. Cojones

    He’s as smart as I thought he was. Arrogance is a form of stupidity that the perpetrator never understands. At least he has been consistently stupid. Plus, paying off a mistress shows he isn’t the smartest Lothario on the block; nor is she. She hooked one fish and still couldn’t keep her bait in the can.

    • Doug

      A person who is arrogant but mostly smart otherwise is a dangerous person indeed. A person who’s both arrogant and stupid is a danger primarily to himself. Either way, this scandal couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person. Too bad Petrino will probably still get picked up for a coordinator job just prestigious enough to make him believe he’s still bulletproof — guys like him never, ever learn (at least until they get cut off from either the money or the pussy).

  12. Irishdawg

    “A person who is arrogant but mostly smart otherwise is a dangerous person indeed. A person who’s both arrogant and stupid is a danger primarily to himself.”

    If only that were always true. Unfortunately, I’ve seen far too many people who are both arrogant and dumb be given positions of authority or power.

    • Always Someone Else's Fault

      It’s the fatal assumption that a transcendent talent at ONE thing is actually a transcendent talent for ALL things. You see it in businessmen all the time. They make a lot of money doing (X). They assume that makes them experts at everything else. Which basically explains the sheer bipartisan incompetence of Congress.