So the big news last night was that Bobby Petrino admitted to his family, the university and YOU that he’d been carrying on an inappropriate relationship with an unnamed human. Vegas has the line at -10000 that the unnamed human is Jessica Dorrell, the 25-year-old blonde assumed a cushy job within the football program just five days before she was involved in a motorcycle crash with Petrino.
Guess who was engaged? Yeah, Dorrell.
Petrino released this statement late last night to help stop the speculation of why he’d contradicted the state police accident report.
The state police report today provides an accurate description of my accident, which includes details that had not publicly come to light prior to the report being issued. I regret that I have not publicly 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 judgement 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.
Homeslice has been placed on administrative leave pending a full investigation by the university. Code word: he’s still the coach but this should keep the media at bay.
In other news, we wonder how this will affect the upcoming Petrino-Dorrell wedding? Is there tension in the air? Can the wedding go on? Will Dorrell be able to contribute financially to the relationship? Is there a marriage counselor involved?
So much drama in Fayetteville.
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