Last month, Bobby Petrino’s wrecked motorcycle — yep, the same one he was riding when he wrecked his career — was put on the auction block. Now, several other items belonging to the former Razorbacks football coach are being auctioned off to benefit Goodwill of Springdale, Arkansas.
There are golf clubs and bags featuring the coach’s name and Razorback colors and logos. There’s luggage. And for the masochistic Atlanta fan, there’s even a Falcons jacket once owned by the team’s short-term ex-coach.
Petrino reportedly brought the items to the Goodwill store himself and donated them personally. As of mid-day yesterday, there had been no bid on any of the items.
I wouldn’t feel too bad for the coach over all this. Once the radioactivity of his downfall is hosed away “Silkwood” style and once a program gets desperate enough for a winner, Petrino will be back on some other school’s sideline raking in millions more and getting all new logo-emblazoned clubs, bags and jackets.