We reported earlier that Petrino lied about having Dorrell on the back of his motorcycle when he crashed. After the media discovered this, he came clean.
Like most men when he was caught he showed remorse.
Petrino is now on paid administrative leave and Taver Johnson will serve as interim head coach.
“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.”
By the way Petrino is married and Dorrell is engaged to be married on June 9th, check out her fiancée.
If I was him, I might want to reassess some things considering his lady cheating on him with this guy.
You have to wonder if the reason Petrino crashed was because Dorrell was trying to adjust his stick shift? Lesson to be learned if you want to get frisky with your mistress who you just gave a job at the University you work for (that is so dumb), do it in a car not a motorcycle.