Originally Posted by jojo
He apparently has a great family which he has done a tremendous amount of harm to given his choices. I have a real hard time reveling in his troubles.
BTW, alot of people I talk to who have interacted with Petrino do not paint him as a person drunk on power and craving adolation. I've also heard that Petrino wasn't showing off with his mistress on a harley but rather they had been caught by her fiance and the ride was a "the jig is up, the news is out, they've finally found me, The renegade who had it made retrieved for a bounty" thing. In other words, his AD was likely going to learn about the reasons Petrino was fired (the innappropriate hiring) regardless of whether the motorcycle crash occurred or not.
While it may be true that he was about to be found out. The power to simply hire someone, pay $20K above the last person without anyone even raising an eyebrow shows a pretty serious amount of power.
I'm not sure how he was expecting to out run the accusations on his Harley, but that to me shows a judgement emboldened by power.