Who is Jessica Dorrell? Photo of Woman in Bobby Petrino Accident
University of Arkansas Football Coach Bobby Petrino Was Involved in a Motorcycle Accident on April 1, 2012. He May Have Been With a Former Arkansas Athlete Named Jessica Dorrell. Here is a Jessica Dorrell Photo
Bobby Petrino has been placed on leave from his post at the University of Arkansas on Thursday, April 5, 2012. The move comes after it was revealed that Bobby Petrino was not entirely forthright regarding a recent motorcycle accident that took place on April 1. The coach was injured after losing control of his motorcycle. The detail he may not have been upfront about is that a woman named Jessica Dorrell appears to have been on the back of that motorcycle.
The married Petrino admitted that he didn't discuss details of the accident because he didn't want a "previous inappropriate relationship becoming public.”
Initially the University of Arkansas issued a statement that said:
Coach Petrino was involved in a motorcycle accident on Sunday evening that involved no other individuals.
Who is Jessica Dorrell?
Well, we do know that he is definitely not Petrino's wife. According to her bio, Jessica Dorrell is a "former Arkansas volleyball player and current Razorback Foundation fundraiser Jessica Dorrell has been named the new student-athlete development coordinator for football."
As if the whole Bobby Petrino-Jessica Dorrell affair wasn't messy enough, there are report that Dorrell is engaged to Josh Morgan, the University of Arkansas' director of swimming and diving operations.
When contacted by a local TV station, Dorrell said she had "no comment at this time."
Here are more details from Dorrell's athletic bio.
"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 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."
Here is a Jessica Dorrell photo