Bobby Petrino Returns As Hilltoppers Coach

Bobby Petrino Returns As Hilltoppers CoachIn case you missed the news, two days ago Western Kentucky University held a press conference to announce that Bobby Petrino, undeniably one of the nation’s elite football minds, had agreed to a four-year, $850,000 per year deal to take over the Hilltoppers.

‘Affair’

Why, it was only seven months ago that Petrino, at the time the University of Arkansas’ head coach, was riding his motorcycle when he crashed along Highway 16 near Crosses, Arkansas. When asked by school officials to explain what had happened, he failed to mention that, eh, also on the bike was Jessica Dorrell, a 26-year-old former Razorbacks volleyball player who worked as the student-athlete development coordinator for the football program.

It turned out that Petrino, a married father of four, was not only having an affair with Dorrell (who was engaged at the time), but was a key voice on the board that hired her for the position when she wasn’t even remotely qualified.


‘Virtues of greed’

To his credit, Jeff Long, the school’s athletic director, defied the wishes of every pigskin-blinded Razorback fan and fired Petrino.  Now, ethics and morals and character be damned, Bobby Petrino has returned, spewing off nonsense about second chances  and learning from mistakes and making things right.

This has been a year unlike any other; one where the virtues of greed and the color of green don’t merely cloak big-time college athletics, but control them. In case you haven’t noticed, we are in the midst of a dizzying, nauseating game of Conference Jump, where colleges and universities—once determined to maintain geographic rivals in order to limit student travel—have lost their collective minds.

It’s the athletes ultimately getting screwed. They are told they will receive a great education, that these will be the greatest years of their life, that the college experience is a special one, that only the highest of standards exist. Then they meet their new coach: Bobby Petrino.

Are you in favor of Bobby Petrino returning as the coach of the Hilltoppers? Do you think college football nowadays are played just for money?

Source: Jeff Pearlman, Special to CNN

Image: WBRZ

FOX NEWS: Petraeus Mistress May Have Leaked Classified Information

Biographer Paula Broadwell could be facing questions about whether she revealed classified information about the Libya attack that she was privy to due to her relationship with then-CIA Director David Petraeus.

‘The Benghazi situation’

At an Oct. 26 speech at her alma mater, the University of Denver, on the same day that Fox News reported that the rescue team at the CIA annex had been denied help, Broadwell was asked about Petraeus’ handling of the Benghazi situation. Her response was reported originally by Israel’s Arutz Sheva and Foreign Policy’s Blake Hounshell. Broadwell quoted the Fox News report when she said:

“The facts that came out today were that the ground forces there at the CIA annex, which is different from the consulate, were requesting reinforcements… Now, I don’t know if a lot of you heard this, but the CIA annex had actually, um, had taken a couple of Libyan militia members prisoner and they think that the attack on the consulate was an effort to try to get these prisoners back. So that’s still being vetted.”


‘Knew almost immediately’

Broadwell’s affair with Petraeus was likely known to Holly Petraeus, according to family friends. The FBI reportedly knew about it months beforehand and White House Counterterrorism adviser John Brennan reportedly was aware that there was a relationship as early as the summer of 2011. The White House strongly denied that Brennan was aware so early.

Broadwell, whose affair with Petraeus reportedly ended earlier this year, continued to serve as an informal spokesman for the CIA director. She suggests in her Denver speech that Petraeus knew almost immediately that the attack was a terror attack — possibly to free militia members. A few days later, Petraeus testified in a closed session to Congress that the attack was due in large part to an anti-Islam video and a spontaneous uprising, according to reports from the hearing.

Amid all these confusion, do you believe that Paula Broadwell had indeed leaked classified information during her speech? And what was the CIA really up to in Benghazi?

Source: Fox News

Image: The Guardian