Bobby Petrino’s Harley-Davidson Available for Auction – Comes With BaggageWed, 09 May 2012 00:00:00 -0700
A 2007 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic reportedly belonging to former University of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino is up for auction.
Listed as salvage title, the Harley-Davidson is painted in the school’s colors and features a razorback boar – Arkansas’ mascot – painted on the fuel tank with the words “Hawg Wild”. Sports blog ArkansasaSports360.com reported it can confirm the bike was the one Petrino crashed April 1.
The crash was initially reported to involve just Petrino but it later emerged he was carrying a passenger, Jessica Dorrell, a woman he allegedly had an “inappropriate relationship” with, and later hired and given preferential treatment. Petrino was fired April 10 for not disclosing his relationship with his staffer when he hired her.
The motorcycle has 1,032 miles on the odometer and comes with saddlebags and a pillion backrest.
ArkansasSports360.com reports the motorcycle is being auctioned on Copart.com on behalf of an insurance company. The motorcycle is valued at $16,000 but requiring $18,000 in repair for its front-end damage. As of this posting, the highest bid is $4,000. The auction closes May 30.
[Source: Copart.com, ArkansasSports360 via ESPN]
By Dennis Chung
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