Skip to comments.Sources: Bobby Petrino out as coach (1915hrs CST News Conference)
Posted on 04/10/2012 5:01:19 PM PDT by DCBryan1
Bobby Petrino will not return as head football coach at Arkansas, multiples sources have told ESPN.com's Chris Low.
The university has called an 8:15 p.m. ET press conference at which time athletic director Jeff Long will announce Petrino will not be back.
The 51-year-old Petrino was put on paid leave last week after he didn't tell his boss right away that a 25-year-old female football program employee was riding with him during an April 1 motorcycle crash. Petrino, who is married with four children, also admitted to an inappropriate relationship.
Also on Monday, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed to The Associated Press that Petrino's "previous inappropriate relationship" was with Jessica Dorrell, the former Arkansas volleyball player with whom Petrino was riding with during his motorcycle crash on a rural two-lane road southeast of Fayetteville.
Petrino was noticeably vague in the wording about the relationship in his statement last Thursday, and the person spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Long said in a late-night news conference Thursday that he didn't hear about the 25-year-old Dorrell until Petrino called him that afternoon, minutes before a police report was released that disclosed her presence at the accident.
Dorrell, who did not return a call seeking comment, was hired March 28 by Petrino as the student-athlete development coordinator after serving as a fundraiser with the Razorback Foundation. She is in charge of organizing the recruiting process for the football team, including initial eligibility for each incoming player.
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good.....I hope his wife divorces him and his children realize their disgust with him......he deserves nothing...
Man, those teeth could do a real job on a cobb of corn!
She probably looks better in person but whatever she looked like she was not his wife.
Wondering the the young woman is still engaged, as she was to be married in June? I am doubting it!
Maybe I’m missing something here. Are foosball coaches not allowed to be normal human beings? Does everybody lose their job if they have an affair? Are foosball coaches special in some way?
I’ll go back to not caring about sports again. It seems stupid and overhyped.
Do people lose their jobs if they have an affair? Democrat presidents don’t.
I’ve always thought Petrino was on the arrogant side. I guess he thought he would be able to get away with anything. Riding on a motorcycle with a blond employee half his age, both without helmets, in a part of the country where everyone knows who you are? That’s arrogant.
I love the hogs so this is not good for the team.
Poor Black Bears of Ole Miss. They could have held out for a winner. A damaged winner, but a winner never less......
News and discussion of current events........Well, it is news...and current events to us in the SEC.
Extended News.....actually, this is FRONT PAGE news in the south, and breaking news in the sports world.
Ok Jim, what am I doing wrong. Why are these stories being nuked to chat/gossip?
I respectfully ask that these articles be un zotted from Chat/Gossip and my appropriate topics restored. IF I am out of order, please "idiot-proof" this for me, after all, I did go Army instead of Navy;)
They’ll have a temporary head coach for a year. I doubt there’s any “money” coaches out there who are available.
His coaching contact says otherwise...
What the married father of four failed to mention, both at a news conference and to Long, was the presence of a 25-year-old female passenger during the accident. That passenger was Jessica Dorrell, a former Arkansas volleyball player and Razorback Foundation fundraiser who Petrino had hired to a football-department position just days before the accident.
That revelation was made public when the state police released the accident report days later. Petrino informed Long of Dorrell’s presence 20 minutes before the police released the report to the public, also admitting to what he called a previous inappropriate relationship with Dorrell.
I knew there was a reason I couldn’t care less about sports and all the overinflated egos and self importance they seem to have.
Jessica used to be first class all the way, until she decided to ride coach.
Yep Becky should dump his sorry butt in Boston Mt's. to be lost forever.
BEFORE he hired her and without telling anyone he was having an affair with her or given her the money!
According to an Arkansas athletic department member, they tried to keep him and have some minor penalties but he would not agree to any terms so they fired him.
What a MESS!
The guy’s making $3.7 mil a year.
Surely he could have hired an ex-Clinton staffer to handle “bimbo eruptions”
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