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TFD: The (sort-of) science behind Bobby Petrino's claim that sun and wind caused his accident

Posted by: Michael Rand under Twins fans, NCAA: football Updated: April 10, 2012 - 5:11 PM

While most of you were making jokes about Bobby Petrino or doing Google searches of his 25-year-old partner in motorcycle enthusiasm, Jessica Dorrell, a couple of different web sites were actually DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

Or, at least, trying to discern whether Petrino's claim -- that sun and wind caused him to lose control of his bike -- is plausible.

Deadspin has links and a rundown of the findings. The upshot? Well, Petrino doesn't have the best record going so far, and in this case he would need the benefit of the doubt.

Benefit of the Doubt, by the way, is also the name of a 1993 film starring Donald Sutherland, who was also in The Hunger Games, featuring Joe Mauer's lookalike.

Not sure the odds are in Petrino's favor.

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