Despite the fact that he's led the Arkansas football team to a 21-5 record over the past two seasons, Bobby Petrino has officially been relieved of his duties as the head coach of the Razorbacks. As we told you late last week, Petrino had been on the hot seat for getting into a motorcycle accident on April 1 with a 25-year-old girl named Jessica Dorrell who he was having an affair with and who had just been hired by the Arkansas football team…and then trying to cover the whole thing up. Earlier tonight, he paid the price for doing it by being fired by the school's athletic director Jeff Long—and then humiliated during a press conference in which Long explained his decision.
"Coach Petrino abused his authority over the past few weeks," Long said. "He made a staff decision and personal choices that benefited himself and jeopardized the integrity of the football program…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. He used athletic department funds to hire for his staff a person with whom he had had an inappropriate relationship. He engaged in reckless and unacceptable behavior that put his relationship in the national spotlight."
As a result, homie is gonna be hitting the unemployment line tomorrow. And, all we can say is that we hope it was worth it, Coach. We hope it was worth it.
[via Dr. Saturday]
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