Posted: April 13, 2012 in Uncategorized

CollegeFootballTalk

Three days after Bobby Petrino was summarily dismissed by Arkansas, it appears the now-former Razorbacks head coach won’t attempt to drag the university through any additional public mud.

Both the Arkansas Democrat Gazette ($) and ESPN.com‘s Joe Schad are reporting that Petrino has decided he will not challenge or appeal his termination with cause.  Under the terms of Petrino’s contract, the coach was permitted to ask for a review of the termination.

For once in this whole sordid soap opera, however, Petrino decided to do the admirable thing and simply walk away from that option.

Because he was fired with cause — conflict of interest, concealing an inappropriate relationship with a female UA staff member — Petrino’s contract calls for the $18 million buyout built in to the deal to be negated.  If Petrino had been fired without cause, he would have been eligible for the entire eight-figure sum.

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