Friday, October 23, 2009
SEC Reprimands Arkansas’ Petrino
— The Associated Press
Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino has been reprimanded by the SEC after publicly criticizing officials who worked his team’s 23-20 loss to Florida on Saturday.
The league announced its action Thursday night, a day after saying the officiating crew from the game would be suspended. The officials came under scrutiny after a personal foul call on Arkansas’ Malcolm Sheppard in the fourth quarter. The league said there was no video evidence to support the call.
Petrino has been critical of the officials, although the league didn’t specify which comments drew the reprimand.
My Personal Opinion...
Petrino did the right thing by publicly calling out the SEC officiating. It was terrible, and the SEC might not have admitted such if Coach Petrino remained silent. We are over it now and ready to move on to taking out some anger on Old Mist.