Former Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino will not appeal his firing from the University of Arkansas.

Petrino's attorney sent a message to the Arkansas Athletics Department affirming Petrino is accepting responsibility for his actions.

Petrino was fired after it was discovered he lied to Athletic Director Jeff Long following a motorcycle accident last week.  Petrino said he was alone on the motorcycle, but he was, in fact, accompanied by Jessica Dorrell, Petrino's mistress.  Dorrell was hired by Petrino to work in the football department at a salary of over $55,000 per year.  Dorrell was one of more than 150 applicants for the job.

Dorrell has been placed on administrative leave by the University.