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Arkansas Fires Bobby Petrino, According To Report

Not long after it was discovered Arkansas football head coach Bobby Petrino had lied about a motorcycle accident, he is expected to be fired, according to ESPN's Joe Schad. A press conference is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.

Petrino crashed his motorcycle on April 1 and was hospitalized. It later came out that 25-year-old Jessica Dorrell was on the motorcycle with him. Dorrell had been hired into the Arkansas athletic department a week prior. Once the new information surfaced, Petrino admitted to an inappropriate relationship and was put on paid administrative leave.

Petrino reportedly was offered penalties by the school, but refused to accept them, according to Clay Henry of Scout.com's Arkansas site. With no other choice, Arkansas fired Petrino. Assistant coach Taver Johnson has been the head of the football program while Petrino has been on leave.

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