Originally written April 13, 2012 on BeyondUSports:
Bobby Petrino Will not Appeal Firing at ArkansasOnly three days after being fired at Arkansas, Bobby Petrino has decided to take the high road up.  Even though there is a clause in Petrino’s contract that grants a review of termination upon request, he will not appeal the firing and drag the university though political shenanigans.  Its about the only right decision Petrino has made in the public’s eye and he can be applauded for one or two seconds because that decision cost him $18 million since he was fired with cause. image credit: LarryBrownSports.com
ESPN’s Joe Schad tweeted: “Petrino has accepted responsibility for his actions and resulting termination.”
SI released some text messages that were exchanged between Bobby Petrino and assistant AD Chris Wyrick prior to the firing.  The conversation is quite telling as to what was going on behind the scenes in Fayetville.
Wyrick:  “Coach, I know I sometimes aggravate you, but PLEASE listen to me.  Does Jeff (Long) know EVERYTHING from your standpoint??” Petrino:  “Yes I believe he does.  Is the mood to fire me or to keep me???” Wyrick:  “I can’t honestly speak to (Long’s) pulse on that, but my gut is he wants it to work.  You have done the job and most feel like you are due a mulligan.”
image credit: DailyTexanOnline.com We are also learning that had Petrino’s “inappropriate relationship” with Jessica Dorrel not gone much further than being just that, there was a high probability AD Jeff Long (pictured above) would have worked out a way to keep Petrino at Arkansas, but his investigation yielded too much dirt for that to be possible.  Among Long’s findings included hundreds of text messages being exchanged for many months prior to the accident, in addition to a $20,000 “gift”  Petrino gave Dorrel.  Further, she was hired above 158 other candidates for her position in the athletic department and in a much quicker fashion than usual.  All of that was enough for Long to do the right thing.  Long has yet to make any decisions regarding the interim coach, but tweeted: “All options are on the table.” Click here to see who are Bobby Petrino’s potential replacements at Arkansas.   BeyondU Sports BeyondU Sports - Best College Sports Blog Site
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