Arkansas fires Bobby Petrino
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April 11, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- 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 thei...
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Cool JT. 
The word "Integrity" doesn't exist anymore. How about Bill Clinton & Tiger Woods ? Did Bill get impeached, and did Tiger get banned from Golf. I know that Petrino lied to his Associates and left Atlanta without any notice, but he should not have been fired. There are full of guys like Petrino in this Country. If personal issues were brought forward in public with high profile people in this Country, they will lose their jobs too. I know everybody has their own opinions, but Petrino should be suspended, but not fired. He is a Winning Coach in College level, a damn good one. Sports is all about winning, leave your personal problems at home, don't bring it to work. Well, Petrino didn't bring his issues to work, the Media did. Sometimes, you have to set things aside, to get where you want to go. Do Politicians know the word "INTEGRITY" ? If this Country knew the word Integrity, we wouldn't be where we are today with our Economy that has a huge impact in our life. For Petrino, this is a learning lesson, and he will learn from it to make him a better person. I'm sure Jeff Long isn't perfect either.
136 Days ago
curtisrai 
What goes around Comes around, Maybe you shouldn't have screwed over the Atlanta Falcons! we are in a better place than he could have brought us anyway. DO NOT HIRE THIS MAN, HE INVOLVES CONTROVERSY.
138 Days ago
ben.dereus 
A rule is a rule no matter who you are. He had an inappropriate relationship with an employee and lied about it to his bosses. Bobby Petrino deserved to get fired. End of story.
138 Days ago
gregiscool4 
Jessica Dorell wanted the HAM
138 Days ago
DaveBamafanWAberry 
The whole motorcycle wreck was staged, Her ex and a couple of his pals roughed him up, The truth will come out in the next week or so
138 Days ago
DaveBamafanWAberry 
Petrino could never beat Nick Saban :)
138 Days ago
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leviteprez 
but Les Miles can...and has
138 Days ago
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leviteprez 
but true
138 Days ago
edwarise 
I knew this guy just few days before and I really like him. it's embarassing I think that he was fired. I thunk in any other country except US it can't be happen. wish him and his girl the best.
138 Days ago
bamajohnci 
Who hurt Petino the most? The blonde or Nick Saban?
139 Days ago
mep7286 
Ryan Mallet put on Twitter GM for Gus Malazzon not Gerrik McGehee!!! ** typo I'm guessing** We want Gus! We want Gus!! We want Gus!!!
139 Days ago
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DaveBamafanWAberry 
Be careful what you wish for
138 Days ago
SundiataD 
Damn.. Karma really does exist.. Bet his former players in Atlanta are laughing at his $@% now.
139 Days ago
HoopsandPride03 
Had he gone horseback riding instead, none of this would have happened
139 Days ago
finchfan75msu 
U of Ark admin. =Class/courage ... U of Louisville admin.= Classless/gutless
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OhiOhhYeah1 
What made you say that?
139 Days ago
OhiOhhYeah1 
Rick Pitino (current Louisville men's BB HC) was defending Petrino (former UL FB HC before he bolted for the Falcons then bolted for Arkie.) Does that surprise anyone?
139 Days ago
OhiOhhYeah1 
How about Tom Cable (**chuckles**)? Yeah, that womanizer who used to coach Darren McFadden and the Raiders.
139 Days ago
OhiOhhYeah1 
Mike Belotti (former Oregon HC)? Or is he why UO could be in serious trouble (b/c of recruiting infractions)?
139 Days ago
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