Jeff Long Fires Bobby Petrino As Arkansas Razorback Football Coach

Arkansas fired football coach Bobby Petrino on Tuesday following a review of the coach's relationship with a staff employee and his efforts to mislead the university about her hiring and involvement in Petrino's recent motorcycle accident. Petrino was informed of the decision at 5:45 p.m. — via letter — by Athletic Director Jeff Long. Petrino, who was fired with cause, had been on paid administrative leave since April 5. Petrino is not scheduled to receive any compensation for his firing, which came after a review in which it was learned he gave mistress Jessica Dorrell a $20,000 gift and circumvented UA hiring practices in adding her to his staff.

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