FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino has been reprimanded by the Southeastern Conference after publicly criticizing officials who worked his team’s loss to Florida last weekend.
The league announced its action Thursday night, a day after saying the officiating crew from the Razorbacks’ 23-20 loss 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 earned the reprimand. [read more]