Make Money Online - Atlanta Coach Bobby Petrino Shock ResignationAfter 13 games and a terrible start at Atlanta Falcons, Bobby Petrino has shocked everybody by resigning Tuesday to go back to Arkansas.
Petrino came to Atlanta from Louisville in January, signing a US$24m, 5 year contract..
"I was able to see the commitment that has been made here," Petrino said at the time. "I believe this is truly the best football job in the NFL. It was an easy decision for me."
After Vick came under investigation for a dogfighting. He was sentenced to 23 months in prison so Petrino clearly decided to move back to care of his dogs.
So what happens to the $24m ? Who knows ? Maybe he gets to keep it, that sometimes happens on Wall Street.
Arkansas called a late-night news conference for a "major announcement."
The Falcons made a short two-paragraph statement.
Petrino is not answering calls to his cell phone or his Atlanta home. His brother, Paul Petrino made no comment ! "I don't think I can say anything about it right now," he said. "I'm sorry."
Well that’s not really no comment, but he did apologize.
At Louisville, Petrino produced some of the highest-scoring teams in the country.
An Atlanta team minust dog lover Vick was a different kettle of fish, 24th in total yards and 30th in scoring.
Blank said at the time « I feel real fortunate we have a terrific guy leading our team, our CEO, in Bobby Petrino,"
To some players Petrino seemed aloof. He sometimes walked through the locker room without speaking to anyone ! Has he no manners ?
Clearly, Petrino has decided to get out while he can and go back where he’s wanted. But I’m still wonderin gwht happens to that $24m.