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The Bobby Petrino Dilemma and our Idolatry of College Football

April 25th, 2012 | 4 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

The demise of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino that began in the beginning of April has unfortunately become emblematic of BCS college football in the 21st century.  For those who don't click through, Petrino lied to police and university officials about a motorcycle accident involving himself and a woman with whom he was having affair.

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Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.