Bobby Petrino, the married Arkansas Razorbacks Head Football Coach, admitted to what he called an “inappropriate relationship” with his employee, the 25-year-old, very hot former Arkansas Volleyball Player Jessica Dorrell (herself engaged to be married in June), and was placed on paid administrative leave by Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long until Long says he can complete his review. “I’m at the beginning of the review. I don’t know what I’m going to find,” Long said to Fox16.com in Arkansas.
This is Bobby Petrino’s statement:
“The state police report today provides an accurate description of my accident, which includes details that had not publically come to light prior to the report being issued. I regret that I have not publically acknowledged a passenger on the vehicle. I have been in constant pain, medicated and the circumstances involving the wreck have come out in bits and pieces. That said I certainly had a concern about Jessica Dorrell’s name being revealed. In my press conference, I referred to her simply as ‘a lady’. My concern was to protect my family and a previous inappropriate relationship from becoming public. In hindsight, I showed a serious mistake in judgment when I chose not to be more specific about those details. Today, I’ve acknowledged this previous inappropriate relationship with my family and those within the athletic department administration.
I apologize to my wife, Becky, and our four children, Chancellor (David) Gearhart, Jeff Long, the Board of Trustees, University administration, my coaching staff, student-athletes and the entire state of Arkansas. I have been humbled by the outpouring of concern and get-well wishes. I apologize to the Razorback Nation for the attention my actions have brought to the University of Arkansas and our program. I will fully cooperate with the University throughout this process and my hope is to repair my relationships with my family, my Athletic Director, the Razorback Nation and remain the head coach of the Razorbacks.”
This all started Sunday, as Petrino crashed his motorcycle off Highway 16, but did not remain at the accident and turned himself in at the local hospital. When the press questioned him about the incident on Tuesday, including asking him if there was anyone with him at the time, he not only said no, but also said that he was at the Lake with his wife who was “working him hard.”
All of this changed when the Arkansas State Police report was released today, and where the existence of a female passenger was reported, and her name and other information: that person was Jessica Dorrell.
This blogger sent a text to Dorrell asking if she planned to release a statement; there was no reply as of this writing.