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Petrino leaving Atlanta for Arkansas: What they're saying

Reaction to Bobby Petrino's decision Tuesday to resign as Falcons head coach to go to Arkansas:

"The best way to describe the way we feel is
betrayed."
-- Falcons owner Arthur Blank


"It's just bad he quit like that. That's a sad thing. For him to quit like that, it just
shows his true color, like a coward with a yellow stripe down his
back. That's how I look at it.''
-- Jaguars defensive end Grady Jackson, who was cut by Petrino in October.


"It got to the point where guys really didn't care if he left
or not. But the way he decided
to leave, to me, was just not right."
-- Falcons running back Warrick Dunn.


"This league is not for everybody. This league is for real men. I think he realized he didn't belong
here."
-- Falcons safety Lawyer Milloy.


"That's what I think brought up the anger, to have him talk
about family, about team and about commitment, and then to come in
here and have a form letter at your locker. That's not how a man acts. That's how a coward
acts."
-- Falcons quarterback Joey Harrington, on Petrino's carefree demeanor at Tuesday's news conference in Arkansas.


"I think it's already in the trash."
-- Falcons center Todd McClure, on Petrino's farewell letter.


"One word: Disloyal."
-- Falcons defensive end Jamaal Anderson.


"He snuck out in the middle of the night like the Baltimore
Colts did."
-- Kansas City Chiefs running back Kolby Smith, who played for Petrino at Louisville.


"For my profession, I'm always very disappointed when things
like this happen. Kind of leave
it at that. This profession needs to handle itself better at
times.''
-- Ravens coach Brian Billick.


"He said he's coming in here to win a national championship, so
I figure he's going to be here for a while."
-- Razorbacks sophomore linebacker Freddie Fairchild.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this story.