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Blank composed, but upset by Petrino's departure

Updated: December 13, 2007, 4:13 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons Owner Arthur Blank said on Wednesday he felt betrayed by Bobby Petrino's shocking decision to resign midseason to take a job coaching the University of Arkansas.

Petrino's resignation on Tuesday came one day after the Falcons lost to the New Orleans Saints 34-14 and quarterback Michael Vick was sentenced in federal court to 23 months in prison for taking part in an illegal dogfighting ring.

"I do feel a sense of betrayal, a sense of trust lost ...

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