Bobby Petrino exchanged more than 4,300 texts with mistress
By KURT VOIGT AP Sports Writer April 12, 2012 12:26PM
Records show Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino exchanged more than 4,300 texts and 300 phone calls with mistress Jessica Dorrell during a seven-month period. | AP
Updated: May 14, 2012 8:15AM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino went out of his way to refer to his relationship with Jessica Dorrell in the past tense when he was put on paid leave.
Cellphone records show the two remained in near-daily contact before and after the motorcycle accident that led to his firing.
Petrino and Dorrell exchanged more than 4,300 text messages and nearly 300 phone calls over the last seven months, according to a review of his business cellphone records. The messages, among some 300 pages of records released under a Freedom of Information Act request. The records clearly show a married father of four was in frequent contact with Dorrell, a 25-year-old former Razorbacks volleyball player.
Petrino was fired for failing to disclose his relationship with Dorrell, whom he hired last month without disclosing his conflict of interest.