|Former Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino apologetic in text messages|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Thursday, 12 April 2012 23:38|
Bobby Petrino Apologetic
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino was apologetic in text messages sent to a series of athletic department employees, including athletic director Jeff Long, following the revelation of his affair and the presence of a 25-year-old employee during the April 1 motorcycle accident that led to his downfall.
The content of Petrino's text messages still available on his phone were obtained by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request Thursday night.
In the messages, Petrino tells Long he appreciated how he handled the April 5 news conference in which Long placed Petrino on paid leave.
Petrino was fired Tuesday for failing to disclose his relationship with Jessica Dorrell, whom he hired last month without disclosing his relationship with her or the fact he had once paid her $20,000.