Skip to comments.Arkansas fires Bobby Petrino
Posted on 04/11/2012 12:28:18 AM PDT by bjorn14
Arkansas fired head coach Bobby Petrino on Tuesday, publicly dressing him down for unfairly hiring his mistress and intentionally misleading his boss about everything from their relationship to her presence at the motorcycle accident that ultimately cost him his job.
Athletic director Jeff Long announced his decision at an evening news conference and laid out a stunning laundry list of misdeeds by the man he hired away from the Atlanta Falcons four years ago.
He made the decision, a conscious decision, to mislead the public on Tuesday, and in doing so negatively and adversely affected the reputation of the University of Arkansas and our football program," Long said, choking up at one point as he discussed telling players that their coach was gone. "In short, coach Petrino engaged in a pattern of misleading and manipulative behavior designed to deceive me and members of the athletic staff, both before and after the motorcycle accident."
Long said Petrino was fired "with cause" -- meaning he will not receive the $18 million buyout his contract called for -- and there were no discussions about ways to keep Petrino at Arkansas.
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Bobby's squeeze is supposed to marry one of the assistant swimming coaches at Arkansas in a couple of months ... anybody want to bet the wedding is still on?
According to the story, Petrino says he lost control of his bike due to ‘sun and wind’. Hmmmmm.... wonder what was really going on?
The Atlanta Falcons get the last laugh. . . . . .
I feel for his family - but the man is a loser.
Is there something in the water in Arkansas?
She looks like a female Jerry Lewis.
Jeepers! The word that comes to mind is “Rapacious.” I’ll bet she is.
The $18 million dollar affair. Great title for the Petrino made for tv movie?
What ever it was, it wasn't worth $18,000,000.00.
You can get a lot of hand lewinskys for that kind of money.
Probably set the record for most expensive mistress or close to it.
someone’s going to get a good coach on the cheap.
Maybe, but they’ll have to accept his baggage. His history demonstrates a horrible lack of character. If I’m a competing coach sitting on some mother’s couch trying to recruit a kid Petrino also wants, rest assured I’m going to bring it all up.