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Bobby Petrino is fired at Arkansas

Deceptive acts cited in dismissal

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - Arkansas fired football coach Bobby Petrino Tuesday and scathingly dressed him down for hiring his mistress and intentionally misleading his boss about their secret relationship that was laid bare by her presence at a motorcycle accident that ultimately cost him his job.

Athletic director Jeff Long announced his decision at an evening news conference and laid out a stunning laundry list of misdeeds by the man he hired away from the Atlanta Falcons four years ago.

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