Contrary to what might be said and heard in the media and among football circles, Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bobby Petrino, who was suspended by the program last Thursday after lying about the details of his recent motorcycle accident which involved an employee of the athletic department who he was having an inappropriate relationship with, does have his own crew of loyal supporters.
That much has to be true, even before 200 fans rallied in support of the troubled coach, because Petrino would not have been able to go as long as he did with lie without his group of insiders, as the police report detailed very clearly. Everyone has to have priorities, and these Razorback fans have theirs.
This from the SB Nation college football hub page:
Rally organizer Matt Couch was happy with the turnout for the rally, which he conceded would not have occurred had the Razorbacks not finished 11-2 and ranked in the Top 5 in 2011.
"We're not condoning what he did morally," Couch said. "We are disappointed in him, but he's still our football coach and no one's perfect.
"I wouldn't ask him for marriage counseling, but at the same time we're supportive of him and we want him to do well."
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