Bobby Petrino Fired By University of Arkansas Over Jessica Dorrell Affair

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The University of Arkansas has fired head football coach Bobby Petrino after he attempted to conceal, and later admitted to an “inappropriate relationship” with his recently hired 25-year-old employee, Jessica Dorrell.

Petrino’s relationship with Dorrell lasted a “significant” amount of time, and at one point, Petrino gave her $20,000 out of his own pocket as a “gift.”

Dorrell, a former Arkansas volleyball player (below), was hired by Petrino on March 28, only four days before both were involved in a motorcycle crash on a rural road outside the city, prompting the coach to lie but ultimately exposing Petrino's affair.

Jessica Dorrell Picture

Jessica Dorrell, who reportedly called off an engagement one week before the accident, has hired a lawyer and could sue for sexual harassment.

As the story unfolded after Petrino crashed his motorcycle 10 days ago, many Arkansas faithful came to their coach’s defense, rallying to show support and pleading with the administration to forgive Petrino and move forward.

But in the end, Bobby Petrino accepted the fate he earned - dismissal.

In a statement, issued after the announcement, Petrino was contrite:

The simplest response I have is: I’m sorry.

These two words seem very inadequate. But that is my heart. All I have been able to think about is the number of people I’ve let down by making selfish decisions. I’ve taken a lot of criticism in the past. Some deserved, some not deserved.

This time, I have no one to blame but myself.

Arkansas Coach

I chose to engage in an improper relationship. I also made several poor decisions following the end of that relationship and in the aftermath of the accident. I accept full responsibility for what has happened.

I’m sure you heard (athletic director) Jeff Long’s reasons for termination. There was a lot of information shared. Given the decision that has been made, this is not the place to debate Jeff’s view of what happened.

In the end, I put him in the position of having to sort through my mistakes and that is my fault. I have hurt my wife Becky and our four children.

I’ve let down the University of Arkansas, my team, coaching staff and everyone associated with the Arkansas Razorback football program.


As hurtful as the affair was for his family, she is not as much at fault as the commenters seem to think. He is the one with the high-profile career. He is the one with children, and he is the one with a wife. He is the one who has a responsibility to be a role model for his children and be there to support and love his wife. He was the one who failed to be faithful; he is the trash here. If she is single, she doesn't have a responsibility to anyone the same way he did. Single people date whoever. He's the one who stepped out on his marriage, and if it wasn't with her, it would be with someone else. Don't you know that?


She will get a pay day and Arkansas will glady pay to get this to go awawy and go away cheap...We all knew she did it on her own(relationship),but if she claims she had to have sex to get and keep the job...Arkansas could be in big trouble..Petrino what a idiot and the fans who wanted to keep him.?.wonder why Arkansas WV Mississippi are all thought of in the same way


if all of the men having inappropriate affairs were fired today, all of the abondoned single mothers would have job opportunities.


Ok hes an idiot. He could have said he was giving her a ride on his bike whatever. Lie better. But her? Shes just a slut. And to sue for sexual harrassment? Thats crap. She was sleeping with the boss and had no problem taking his $20k! Thats not sexual harrassment, thats a gold digger getting money from her sugar daddy! Homewrecking trash!


That is a crazy "Joker" smile, and he looks old enough to be her father (although the picture you guys used might not be a fair representation, with the accident and his hat and all). The biggest problem is that he hurt his wife and children, as he admitted. Cheating is such a weird non-solution to any marital problems the couple may have been having that would "drive" him to cheat: in fact, now there are trust issues, so the problems are worse now than ever, most likely. Now this man's affair is over, and his marriage probably is, too. If his children are old enough to understand what's going on, they've probably lost respect for him and may lose contact or at least their bond to a certain degree if a divorce occurs, and he's lost his pride and his job. Worth it? Nope.


homewrecking,white trash....Miss Jessica Dorrell!

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