Arkansas has fired football coach Bobby Petrino, according to Chris Low and Joe Schad of ESPN.
The school has called a press conference for tonight at 8:15 eastern time, at which point athletic director Jeff Long is expected to announce Petrino will not return to Arkansas.
Long held an impromptu press conference late Thursday night after learning Petrino had failed to inform his boss that football program employee Jessica Dorrell had been a passenger during his April 1 motorcycle accident. Petrino later admitted to having a “previous inappropriate relationship” with a woman. The Associated Press reported Monday what had been widely assumed – that relationship was with Dorrell.
Long was unable to answer many questions in detail on Thursday night. Expect him to have a much greater explanation this time.