I normally would never respond to a sports story of this magnitude with some biblical application, but being Easter and some people responding "religiously" I decided to answer.
For those that are familiar and aware of the Christian faith and what the Bible teaches, King David in the Old Testament is one of the most popular characters in the entire Bible. Most people know him just strictly off the David & Goliath story where the underdog David faced the mightiest and greatest warrior of the Philistine nation Goliath in which David defeated Goliath because David had God on his side. But the side of David most people do not know was when he was King of Israel and was looked at as a flawless, perfect king without sin. He was loved and respected by everyone and his kingdom was growing and becoming stronger.
One day David is on his balcony of his palace and sees a beautiful woman named Bathsheba bathing on the rooftop of her home. David lusts after her and tells his servant to bring her to him so he may have ****ual relations with her. When he does she becomes pregnant with David's child. David also knew that she was married to a soldier of David's own army named Uriah the Hittite who was fighting in the war at that time. In a panic, David decides to try and hide his sin by having Uriah come home from the war and have **** with her to try and say that the newly conceived child was his and not David's. When Uriah refuses to have relations with Bathsheba on his leave home, David decides the only way to cover this up is to have him killed but make it look like an accident. So he orders Uriah to be sent on the front line so he is guaranteed to be killed, which he is.
Nathan (prophet of God) is revealed of this sin by David when God speaks to him. Angry, Nathan finds David and confronts him of the sin. David realizes that he sinned against God and asks for forgiveness of it. God forgives David, but he receives three punishments. 1) The sword will never depart from his house. 2) All of David's wives will be given to someone close to him where they will have relations in a public manor, for his was done in secret. And 3) The child he was about to bear with Bathsheba would be killed.
Throughout all this, David committed a sin of massive proportions. He committed adultery, murder, and lied to cover it all up as King. BUT he remained king and continued to do God's will and go down in history as one of the greatest kings of Israel.
I can't help but compare this to Bobby Petrino. All of it (besides the murder) is almost identical to the same situation. David was punished severely for his sins, but when he showed sorrow and repented of those sins and asked for forgiveness, it was give by God and he was able to continue to be king. Myself, as a Christian man, believes Bobby deserves the same fate. He did awful things that he should NEVER have any business doing. But if shows the same sorrow and shame that King David did and asks for forgiveness, it should be given to him. Not only by Jeff Long and the U of A, but by all of us fans, admin, media (local & national), and everyone who was involved. Whether that happens I don't know but I firmly believe it should.
True Christians know what the Bible truly teaches. Everyone is with sin, but no one is to judge for we all have the same problems. If forgiveness is asked, we are to grant it.
I will do that for Coach Bobby Petrino. I hope everyone else will do the same