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And Another Thing

Associated Press photos

Fall down, go boom

In this undated image released by the University of Arkansas, Razorback Foundation assistant director Jessica Dorrell is shown. Dorrell was a passenger of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino during a weekend motorcycle ride that ended with a crash that sent him to the hospital, according to a police report released Thursday, April 5, 2012. (AP Photo/University of Arkansas, Wesley Hitt)

Sometimes you can sum up a situation in just one word, and sometimes you can't.

This is the former.

That word is "Oops."

Really, Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino had enough problems after crashing his motorcycle and, to use the phrase favored by former IU coach Bill Mallory, getting himself all boogered up. Now he's on administrative leave because it turns out he had a passenger -- a 25-year-old woman he'd just hired to work in the football office, and with whom he admitted to having an "inappropriate relationship."


And while I can't speak for most women in their 20s, I do know enough of them to know what they'd have to say about the 51-year-old Petrino carrying on with a woman young enough to be his daughter.

That's one word, too.


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