Final Petrino Jersey Sells For $40 At Goodwill Auction
The final Bobby Petrino item available at the Springdale Goodwill — a red Louisville Cardinals football jersey — was sold at auction Tuesday for $40, said Susan Crossley, director of marketing for Goodwill Industries of Arkansas.
Bidding on the size medium jersey, which says “Petrino 04″ on the back, ended at noon on Tuesday. Those wanting to buy the jersey could bid in person, on the phone or online.
The Goodwill at 1860 W. Sunset Ave. already had auctioned off two sets of Petrino’s golf clubs and 11 items of sports-related clothing, including an Atlanta Falcons jacket, Goodwill officials said.
All the items combined, including the University of Louisville jersey, earned just under $2,000 for Goodwill, Crossley said.
Petrino was head football coach at the University of Louisville from 2003 to 2006 and coached the Falcons for part of the 2007 season.
University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long fired Petrino as head football coach of the Razorbacks on April 10 when it came to light, after Petrino was in a motorcycle accident, that he’d had an inappropriate relationship with Jessica Dorrell, a member of the football staff. It also was revealed that Petrino gave Dorrell $20,000 to buy a car.
Dorrell later left her job after reaching a financial settlement with the athletic department.
Petrino made the items available to Goodwill after he was fired from the Arkansas coaching job.
Goodwill uses proceeds from donated items to provide job training for disabled people and others, according to its website. In Northwest Arkansas, about 500 people have been employed after receiving Goodwill training, Crossley said.