April 5, 2012
In this April 3, 2012, file photo, Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino speaks during a news conference in Fayetteville, Ark., after being released from a hospital after he was injured in a motorcycle accident. A person familiar with the situation says Petrino is out as coach at Arkansas. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity, and the university has scheduled a Tuesday evening, April 10, 2012, news conference with athletic director Jeff Long. (AP Photo/Gareth Patterson, File)
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Bobby Petrino's relationship with his mistress dated back more than a year, with the former Arkansas coach sending her candy, calling her a "close friend" and suggesting the affair that cost him his job started with a kiss over lunch last fall.
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.
Arkansas put football coach Bobby Petrino on paid leave Thursday after he failed to disclose he had been riding with a female employee half his age when his motorcycle skidded off the road over the weekend.