FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas has fired Bobby Petrino,
saying he "knowingly misled" and engaged in reckless behavior in a relationship with a female football employee half his age.
The 51-year-old Petrino was injured in an April 1 motorcycle
accident. He was put on paid leave last week after admitting he
lied about the presence of the 25-year-old employee, Jessica
Dorrell, who had been riding with him.
Athletic director Jeff Long says Petrino misled him and gave
Dorrell $20,000 at one point, though he said he couldn't disclose
what it was for. He says Petrino was fired "with cause" --
meaning he will not receive a multimillion-dollar buyout -- and
there were no discussions about ways to keep Petrino at Arkansas.
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APNP 04-10-12 2043EDT