Louisville coach Bobby Petrino issued a statement Thursday morning after his Twitter account liked a tweet from an adult content providing site.
“I was alerted this morning that there was inappropriate material on my official Twitter account,” Petrino said in the statement. “While the account is generally under my supervision, there are multiple people, and possibly an unauthorized user, who have access to my account. We’ve always taken the appropriate steps to make sure our official social media accounts are secure and we are taking measures to make sure this situation never happens again.”
There was no nudity in the tweet, but it was pretty clear what the subject matter was via the hashtags. And while it’s an awkward moment for any coach and his Twitter account, it’s especially so for Petrino.
Petrino was embroiled in a controversy regarding his marriage when he was at Arkansas. The former Razorbacks coach was fired in the spring of 2012 after he was involved in a motorcycle crash with a woman he had recently hired to work in the football program. Petrino’s firing came after the school’s athletic department found he had given her cash as a Christmas gift and he didn’t previously disclose her relationship with her.
Petrino spent a season at Western Kentucky after his firing at Arkansas and Louisville re-hired him before the 2014 season. Over six seasons in two stints (2003-2006, 2014-present), Petrino has a career record of 58-18 with the Cardinals.
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