Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino (left) was placed on paid administrative leave on Thursday by UA athletics director Jeff Long (right) after Petrino lied about details surrounding his motorcycle accident last Sunday. (AP Photos) -
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University of Arkansas vice chancellor and athletic director Jeff Long will meet with media this evening to discuss his review of Razorback football coach Bobby Petrino, according to a release from the school.
The meeting, which is open to accredited media members only, will be held at 7:15 p.m. in Bud Walton Arena.
ESPN.com's Chris Low reported shortly after the release that Petrino "will not return as head football coach at Arkansas," citing "multiple sources."
Inside the Petrino Crash
PETRINO STATEMENT: “I was informed in writing today at 5:45 p.m. that I was being terminated as head football coach at the University of Arkansas.
The simplest response I have is: I’m sorry. These two words seem very inadequate. But that is my heart. All I have been able to think about is the number of people I’ve let down by making selfish decisions. I’ve taken a lot of criticism in the past. Some deserved, some not deserved. This time, I have no one to blame but myself." CONTINUE READING HIS STATEMENT
Northwest Arkansas reporter Matt Jones will have more on this story as details become available.
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