Bobby Petrino had frequent contact with mistress
By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer April 11, 2012 4:12PM
FILE - In this undated image released by the University of Arkansas, Razorback Foundation assistant director Jessica Dorrell poses for a photo. Arkansas has fired Bobby Petrino as football coach on Tuesday, saying he engaged in reckless behavior. The 51-year-old Petrino was injured in an April 1 motorcycle accident. He was put on paid leave last week after admitting he lied about the presence of the 25-year-old employee, Dorrell, who had been riding with him. (AP Photo/University of Arkansas, Wesley Hitt, File)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Six months of telephone records show that former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino was in frequent contact with his mistress, including conversations before their motorcycle crash that led to his firing.
Petrino’s university cell phone records were obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request. They show that on April 1, Petrino and Jessica Dorrell talked for 16 minutes in the early afternoon before Petrino’s 6:45 p.m. crash with Dorrell aboard. His attempt to cover up her presence and their relationship led to his firing Tuesday night.
The records also show that Petrino had a 22-minute conversation with Dorrell the day following the accident. The 51-year-old Petrino hired the 25-year-old Dorrell on March 28. The records released date to Sept. 12, and they show Petrino called Dorrell as far back as that day.