Video: Jeff Long Fights Tears As He Announces He's Fired Coach Bobby Petrino

by Lance Turner  on Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2012 8:47 pm  

Jeff Long chokes back tears during an emotional moment at Tuesday's news conference. (Photo by ESPN)

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University of Arkansas Athletics Director Jeff Long fought back tears Tuesday night in an emotional news conference announcing that he'd fired Razorbacks football Coach Bobby Petrino.

The moment came as Long recounted telling football players about his decision to dismiss Petrino and reiterated the university's expectations for its employees and students. 

"No single individual is bigger than the team, the Razorback football program or the University of Arkansas," Long said.

Video of ESPN's coverage of the live event below.



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