FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino knew the questions were coming. Still, the brother of former Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino couldn't hide the passion behind his words.
Paul Petrino looked straight at his questioner, his voice clearly shaking, and spoke for the first time Friday since his brother's firing after revelations of an affair, withholding information and a 20,000 gift to his mistress for a car.
"I had no idea. I did not know anything about it," Petrino said. "Bobby's my brother. I love him. I will always love him. He made a mistake. He's paying deeply for it, and I'm putting all my focus right now into doing the very best I can in coaching (quarterback) Tyler Wilson, and coaching this whole football team and helping my family get through it, too."
Petrino seemed almost relieved while answering football-related questions following the Arkansas scrimmage. Coaching, he said, is the easy part.
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