The University of Pittsburgh fired head football coach Mike Haywood, on Saturday, one day after he was arrested on a domestic violence charge. Pitt named Haywood head coach only 2 1/2 weeks ago. Espn.com, with some help from the Associated Press, has the story, below.

Former University of Pittsburgh head football coach, Mike Haywood, speaks during a press conference on December 16, 2010 at the University of Pittsburgh Panthers South Side training facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Pittsburgh fired football coach Mike Haywood on Saturday, saying he could not continue in the job he held for only 21/2 weeks because of his arrest on a domestic violence charge.

Haywood was released Saturday from St. Joseph County Jail in Indiana on $1,000 cash bond, said an officer at the jail who declined to give her name, after the charge was upgraded from a misdemeanor to felony domestic battery in the presence of a minor.

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