Jessica Dorrell, the 25-year-old ex-mistress of Bobby Petrino, has stayed in hiding and out of sight since the Arkansas football coach's motorcycle wreck occurred on April 1.
Dorrell, a former volleyball player at the University of Arkansas, works as a student-athlete development coordinator for the football program. She previously worked as a fundraiser for the Razorbacks Foundation, but was promoted by Petrino.
She was dragged into the public light after Petrino revealed that she was riding on the back of his motorcycle on April 1 and that he had a previous inappropriate relationship with her. Petrino had initially told the press that he was riding solo, but eventually admitted that he was just trying to keep Dorrell's name out of the media.
That said, I certainly had a concern about Jessica Dorrell's name being revealed, Petrino said in a statement. 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.
Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long decided to fire Petrino on Tuesday after reviewing the crisis.Long said that Petrino consciously misled the athletic department about his involvement with Dorrell and her role in his motorcycle crash.
He made the decision, a conscious decision, to mislead the public on Tuesday, and in doing so negatively and adversely affected the reputation of the University of Arkansas and our football program, Long said on Tuesday. In short, coach Petrino engaged in a pattern of misleading and manipulative behavior designed to deceive me and members of the athletic staff, both before and after the motorcycle accident.
Dorrell is still currently employed at Arkansas, according to reports, but it's unclear whether she will stay on at the university. ESPN has also reported that she and fiancé Josh Morgan, another athletic department staffer, have called off their engagement. The pair was planning on getting married in June.
Here are a few of Dorrell's best photos, including pictures with her ex-fiancé.
Jessica Dorrell's "inappropriate" relationship with Bobby Petrino may lead to the Arkansas Razorbacks football coach's undoing. University of Arkansas
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Jessica Dorrell seen with Bobby Petrino. Zennie62blog
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Jessica Dorrell with her fiance, Josh Morgan. Guyism
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