From the annals of You-Couldn’t-Make-Shit-Like-This-Up-If-You-Tried-To:
… In fits and starts, Petrino exchanged nearly two hundred text and picture messages with a Little Rock cell phone registered to one Alison Melder, whose LinkedIn profile lists her as a senate assistant with the Republican Party of Arkansas.
Melder, 26, graduated from Arkansas-Little Rock with a degree in political science and has worked with the Young Republicans as well as the state GOP; she also worked on Jim Keet’s gubernatorial campaign in 2010. (On Twitter, her bio reads “Go Lakers, Go Hogs, and Go GOP.) But her political work is hardly the first thing that comes up when you search for her name: she did a spot of modeling, at least a few years back. One modeling profile she created four years ago contains a portfolio of bikini and lingerie images, and she seems to be a favorite of The Dirty. She also lists herself as winner of the 2008 Miss Bikini USA and Miss Motorcycle Mania competitions.
So either he was developing an interest in politics, or he was two-timing the woman he was two-timing his wife with. When the hell did he have time for coaching?
One other set of texts is strange, albeit in a non-sexual context.
It should also be noted that Petrino was sending text messages to the Director of Football Operations at Louisville around the time he had the motorcycle accident, which is odd to say the least.
Whatever that was about, I doubt it was an apology. Although if I find out he was texting Arthur Blank too, I reserve the right to change my mind.