John L. Smith attends funeral

Updated: September 24, 2012, 3:45 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Embattled Arkansas coach John L. Smith briefly left the team to attend the funeral of his brother, the school announced Friday afternoon.

"Coach John L. Smith flew to Idaho Falls last night after practice to attend the funeral of his brother (Bart) who passed away Monday," Arkansas media relations director Zack Higbee said in a statement. "The funeral is being held this afternoon and Coach Smith will return to Fayetteville early this evening."

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