It didn't take Bobby Petrino long to get back into coaching. Eight months after the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville fired him as its football coach -- citing the fact that he had hired his mistress to work in the athletics department and then lied about it to his superiors -- Petrino got what his new bosses at Western Kentucky University say is a "second chance." "This is the United States of America, and we're a country of second chances," said the athletics director, Todd Stewart. Oddly, the university's news release about Petrino's hiring focused only on his football exploits.
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- A Knight (Commission) Roundtable
- review of David R. Koepsell and Robert Arp "Breaking Bad and Philosophy: Badder Living Through Chemistry"
- The Clarity Gap
- WVU coach admits that lying is part of recruiting -- and initial transcript leaves that out
- When allegations emerge, colleges should investigate aggressively (essay)
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