Frankly, with all the news coming out about recently-fired Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino and his texting “issues,” maybe the guy should just put down the phone for a while.
Word has come down that Petrino apologized for his conduct to Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long and other athletic department employees through a series of text messages. Those messages were sent in the wake of the revelation that he lied about his motorcycle accident in order to cover up the affair he was having with a 25-year-old athletic department employee.
The content of those text messages were still available on his phone and were obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request filed by The Associated Press Thursday night. In one series of messages, Petrino thanks Long for how he handled the April 5 press conference at which time he placed the coach on paid leave.
“Jeff I appreciate how you handled that last night. Let me know if we need to get together again. I’m at your disposal and will do...