Jeff Long added it all up and it came down to honesty and integrity, not wins and money.
Long terminated Bobby Petrino (21-5 the last two years) because he lied to his bosses, his players and the Razorbacks Nation about an inappropriate relationship with Jessica Dorrell.
Petrino had said he was alone when he had a motorcycle accident on April Fool’s Day. That was a lie, Dorrell was with him.
Petrino, 51, lived the lie until a State Police report revealed Dorrell, 25, was a passenger when he had the wreck.
Just four days earlier Dorrell had gone on the state payroll as an employee of the football department. She worked for Petrino.
Long stated emphatically Petrino had jeopardized the integrity of the University of Arkansas and the football program.
It was obviously a tough time for Long as he stood in front of a statewide TV audience and numerous reporters, but he left there with a strong impression he would find a new coach. A good coach.
Jeff Long hired and fired Bobby Petrino, both with cause.
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