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Bobby Petrino Fired at Arkansas after 4 Seasons
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas has fired Bobby Petrino, saying he ''knowingly misled'' and engaged in reckless behavior in a relationship with a female football employee half his age.

The 51-year-old Petrino was injured in an April 1 motorcycle accident. He was put on paid leave last week after admitting he lied about the presence of the 25-year-old employee, Jessica Dorrell, who had been riding with him.

Athletic director Jeff Long says Petrino misled him and gave Dorrell $20,000 at one point, though he said he couldn't disclose what it was for. He says Petrino was fired ''with cause'' -- meaning he will not receive a multimillion-dollar buyout -- and there were no discussions about ways to keep Petrino at Arkansas.

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