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Dunn on Petrino: Classless



Running back Warrick Dunn described the sudden departure of Falcons coach Bobby Petrino to the University of Arkansas as cowardly.

"Pretty much he sold us a dream,'' Dunn said. "And the way to go out before season's end is a coward way to go.''

Dunn said he watched Petrino's press conference from Fayettville, Ark. Tuesday night in which Petrino joined in the 'Pig!Sooie! cheer. He described it as 'classless.'

"It was classless. Classless,'' Dunn said. "I guess Arkansas should be worried. I mean, any family or kid that he recruits should worry. I mean, do you really buy into anything he says when he did the same thing to Louisville to come to Atlanta. Now he did the same thing to Atlanta to go to Arkansas. I think his history and his rep speaks for itself.''

Dunn said the team learned of Petrino's resignation through various means. Petrino did not address the team and left notes in the players' lockers.

"The guy didn't meet with us, he left a letter in our locker - with a stamped signature,'' Dunn said. ""I mean, to me that shows no sign of respect. You tell me?

"It just said he had a tough decision, he felt like he had to do what was best for him. It was improper English or grammar I think...It is what it is, man.''   

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:54pm]


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