FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The scandal surrounding Bobby Petrino has divided Razorbacks fans, with many supporting the embattled Arkansas coach.
Petrino was placed on paid leave last week after he admitted he didn’t tell his boss immediately about the presence of a 25-year-old female employee during a weekend motorcycle accident. The 51-year-old Petrino, who is married with four children, also admitted to an inappropriate relationship.
A group of Petrino supporters have started a Facebook page and they planned a rally on campus Monday night. The group had approximately 7,000 members Monday morning before reaching nearly 15,000 by the afternoon.
Athletic director Jeff Long says his review into Petrino’s conduct is ongoing.