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Charles Barkley is pushing hard for Auburn to look beyond former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino’s baggage and hire the coach to replace the recently fired Gene Chizik...

NBC 38's Christina Chambers spoke with Sir Charles Barkley Tuesday. He’s pushing hard for Petrino. Barkley was against the hiring of Chizik from the beginning throwing his weight behind Turner Gill to be the next head coach, but says this time, Auburn needs to get it right, and it starts with Petrino.

“I understand he has some baggage but he’s a hell of a coach, and we shouldn’t try to play judge and jury and moral judge. He made a mistake, he admitted to his mistake, we have to hire a guy who we know can win, and that’s him,” said Charles Barkley over the phone. “It’s unfortunate about what happened to Chizik, but it’s time for Auburn to move on,” he said.
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Rawdawgs - 36 months ago
Hoops legend Charles Barkley was busted for suspected drunken driving Wednesday - and made things worse by admitting he was rushing to pick up a woman for a sex act.

"I was going to drive around the corner and get ," the basketball Hall of Famer told police in Scottsdale, Ariz., a police report said.

He said the woman had performed the sex act for him last week and "it was the best one he had ever had," the report said.

I guess he is willing to overlook some indiscretions.
deaconscholar - 36 months ago
Will anybody ever learn about this man? He has the integrity of a snake. Just keep in mind his "flirtation" with Auburn while under contract at Louisville. Then talk to the Atlanta Falcons. Finally, talk to his family and the AD at Arkansas. Baggage? It's more like an anchor or a live land mine.
G I Jeaux - 36 months ago
Auburn is in BIG trouble with the ncaa.No coach will save them for a long time.
MThawg - 36 months ago
I wouldn't take him back (ask me again after we make a hire, could change) but for a new school damn good coach.
Kracka - 36 months ago
I don't have a problem with it. Get him there and give Bama problems getting players.
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