Bobby Petrino won't appeal firing

Updated: April 14, 2012, 11:19 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said Friday that he won't appeal his firing and seek any of the $18 million buyout that was part of his contract while the university put his ex-mistress on paid leave following the revelation of their affair.

Petrino's agent, Russ Campbell, sent an email to Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long late Thursday saying Petrino has accepted "responsibility for the events that led to the university's decision to terminate his contract."

"Coach ...

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