Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino had a motorcycle accident a few days ago. Now the coach is on paid administrative leave. It turns out that Petrino had not been on the motorcycle alone. A 25-year-old female athletic department employee was also on the bike at the time of the crash. At a recent press conference, Petrino apologized for not reporting his “previous inappropriate relationship.”
Coach Petrino: "Yeah."
One has to wonder how Dorrell feels about the coach trying to patch things up with his wife. Or perhaps how Dorrell's boyfriend, Josh Morgan, feels about Dorrells new promotion. Dorrell was hired March 28 by Petrino as the student-athlete development coordinator. Dorrell is in charge of organizing the recruiting process for football. According to the police report, Petrino and Dorrell were taken by a passer-by from the scene of the accident to a shopping center in southeast Fayetteville. From there, a state police officer took Petrino to the hospital.
Dorrell was dropped off at her vehicle at the shopping center.
Petrino signed a new seven-year contract in December 2010 and it is unlikely he will be given any further punishment by the university. The coach is paid an average of $3.53 million per year. The contract allows Arkansas to dismiss Petrino for "engaging in conduct, as solely determined by the university, which is clearly contrary to the character and responsibilities of a person occupying the position of head football coach or which negatively or adversely affects the reputation of the (university's) athletics programs in any way."
Since the coach would not accept sanctions from the athletic director (Long), Petrino was fired. It was not the girl on the cycle, it was the lying and deception. Jessica was a subordinate. She was chosen for the job over more than 100 applicants. There was also a $20,000 gift involved. It is good to see Arkansas do the right thing. As a nation we should not reward dishonest people who serve as role models for our youth. Yet, I remain surprised. Have you ever seen Hog Fans at a bar during a game?