Originally Posted by jojo
A head coach is a face of the university and often one of the highest paid state employees in their state. What Petrino did was despicable and Arkansas could ( and may) fire him for cause. A head coach has to be an example of virtuous behavior because it's part of his job description.
Well said jojo. A lot of universities have conduct codes in the contracts of the coaches. Embarrasing or shameful activities by a coach that make the school look bad can be reasons for termination.