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Petrino, Dorrell call records go back to last September

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Surprise of the century, right?

When Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long announced last night that he had fired coach Bobby Petrino, the rationale behind the move — knowingly misleading the athletic department about his motorcycle accident with Jessica Dorrell — was already pretty much known.

What wasn’t known was that Petrino had given Dorrell $20,000 in cash.

Additionally, Petrino provided Dorrell an “unfair and undisclosed advantage” in getting Dorrell her most recent job in the UA football offices; Long said 159 people applied for Dorrell’s position, and Petrino was involved in the hiring process without disclosing his relationship with Dorrell.

According to Long, that relationship went on for a “significant amount of time.”

As we found out today through public phone records, at least as far back as last September 12. The records were released to multiple media outlets. Some of the findings include:

  • An exchange of 91 texts between Petrino and Dorrell on Sept. 13, and 84 texts on Oct. 28, the day before a game at Vanderbilt.
  • An exchange of  73 text messages on Oct. 17.
  • In the week before Arkansas’ loss to Alabama, Petrino called Dorrell four days in a row — at 5:52 a.m., 6:35 a.m., 5:49 a.m. and 7:55 a.m., respectively.
  • Sept. 17, when Arkansas beat Troy, the two exchanged 70 texts.
In all, Petrino and his mistress exchanged more than 4,300 text messages and nearly 300 phone calls. A more detailed meaning of all the calls can be found here. 

This was beyond a mistake, or a moment of weakness. This was a deliberate choice on both sides that put Arkansas in a bind. And for that, as if we needed any more confirmation, both Petrino and Dorrell have absolutely merited their termination from UA.

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42 Responses to “Petrino, Dorrell call records go back to last September”
  1. wabbitslayer says: Apr 11, 2012 7:27 PM

    Guy is no longer a college football coach, and strong possibility he might not be ever again. So other than keeping this story alive for the enjoyment of his haters and the continued embarassment of his wife, the point of this would be….what?

  2. arizonapetdoctor says: Apr 11, 2012 7:32 PM

    Petrino is guilty of poor judgement in regards to having the affair, but so is Dorrell (she obviously was a willing participant). The only victims in this entire situation is Dorrell’s fiancé, the assistant coaches and their families who are now in limbo, and the players who signed on to represent their university on the field expecting their coach to lead by example. These situations are one example why athletes should be able to transfer without the mandatory waiting period to play (in certain situations only). Petrino and Dorrell are certainly not victims in this situation

  3. arizonapetdoctor says: Apr 11, 2012 7:32 PM

    And petrinos family (addendum)

  4. bozosforall says: Apr 11, 2012 7:50 PM

    That’s alot of booty calls.

  5. udub says: Apr 11, 2012 8:12 PM

    I want to know what these texts said. That’s a lot of texts!!

  6. sackbombs says: Apr 11, 2012 8:13 PM

    How many characters were in each text message? (sarcasm). Move on…

  7. bigguy79 says: Apr 11, 2012 8:17 PM

    That’s a lot of time away from studying football – might have been able to study more film to win one more game if he wasn’t texting

  8. thraiderskin says: Apr 11, 2012 8:34 PM

    I don’t really know why you are beating this dead horse Ben. The guy got fired, he didn’t commit an NCAA violation, now it just looks like piling on. Perhaps a suicide would make you feel more comfortable with the outcome, because if getting fired doesn’t end the story, I don’t know what else will.

  9. brewcrewfan54 says: Apr 11, 2012 8:37 PM

    So has the fiance called off the June wedding yet? That many texts in a day wouldn’t that get supicious?

  10. edweird0 says: Apr 11, 2012 8:38 PM

    What I want to know is how any of that is public record…

  11. arizonapetdoctor says: Apr 11, 2012 8:45 PM

    The only way I can figure it is in the public record is if the phones were paid for by the university (both were employees at the time in question) or since it is a public university the findings of its investigations are public. I have no legal background so these are just guesses

  12. brewcrewfan54 says: Apr 11, 2012 8:48 PM

    Ed, I believe it is public record because it was a phone provided to him by his employer that is a public university that uses tax dollars for funding.

  13. imaduffer says: Apr 11, 2012 9:00 PM

    Tiger Woods would like to thank Bobby Petrino for putting a smile on his face.

  14. deadeye says: Apr 11, 2012 9:10 PM

    Well, the speculation regarding when the affair started can be put to rest. These records all confirm that it was last Septamber at the latest.

    More information is going to come out regarding Petrino, and to the extent that it reflects his use (or abuse) of power, it is justified. Potential future employers have a right to know what they are dealing with here.

  15. Deb says: Apr 11, 2012 9:12 PM

    udub says:

    I want to know what these texts said. That’s a lot of texts!!

    ————————————————-
    Nooooooo!!!!! Just imagining what this 51-year-old Don Juan was texting his 25-year-old side bit 91 times in one day is bad enough. If they actually publish the things it will be like one of those horrible accidents: hideous, yet you cannot turn away. :shock:

  16. frank booth says: Apr 11, 2012 9:16 PM

    wabbitslayer says:
    Apr 11, 2012 7:27 PM
    Guy is no longer a college football coach, and strong possibility he might not be ever again. So other than keeping this story alive for the enjoyment of his haters and the continued embarassment of his wife, the point of this would be….what?

    thraiderskin says:
    Apr 11, 2012 8:34 PM
    I don’t really know why you are beating this dead horse Ben. The guy got fired, he didn’t commit an NCAA violation, now it just looks like piling on. Perhaps a suicide would make you feel more comfortable with the outcome, because if getting fired doesn’t end the story, I don’t know what else will.
    ===================================
    It’s news because new details are still coming out, details that reveal the timing of the relationship in this case. In many news stories, even after a firing, conviction, death, etc., there are often details that come after the fact. For instance, someone may die, but the autopsy results won’t come out until well after the occurrence. This is all very simple and commonly occurs. Sometimes it clears a person of doing something, sometimes it has no effect, and sometimes it provides further evidence and condemnation. I don’t understand why that’s so difficult to grasp.

  17. Deb says: Apr 11, 2012 9:17 PM

    Seriously, though … if people didn’t click on these stories, CFT wouldn’t post them. What our coaches do is their own business as long as they put the teams first and get results. With the Steelers, our biggest problem for years has been the offensive line. So when I found out our last o-line coach was caught e-mailing inappropriate porn around the league, I was screaming for that guy’s job until the moment he was fired. I don’t care how he entertains himself. But maybe the time he spent on his porn fetish was what kept him from addressing our offensive-line issues. Now we have a coach who knows what he’s doing … if only we had the personnel.

    Arkansas fans should be irate that Petrino was giving this woman a place on the team and wasting coaching time on this nonsense.

  18. thegonz13 says: Apr 11, 2012 9:18 PM

    If anything, at least Petrino showed good taste in women.

    Hey, just trying to give a positive spin…

  19. jacobslatter says: Apr 11, 2012 10:17 PM

    Jessica Dorrell should lose her job too if she hasn’t already, maybe there is some type of morals clause thing if she signed paperwork at the start of her tenure. You would think though she wouldn’t have the nerve to be around her workmates, but people like her may enjoy that spotlight of being adored by the dudes trying to get a piece of her & the women who scorn her. At a nice yearly salary to boot.

  20. whatevnfl says: Apr 11, 2012 10:27 PM

    Wow, he didn’t even use a bat phone. You would think after the last coach’s phone records got pulled he would have tried to avoid 80 texts in one day to his mistress. Ew. He’s just so gross.

  21. klownboy says: Apr 11, 2012 10:34 PM

    This is why I am not giving Arkansas’ AD any props for doing the obvious. After all, it was Long who hired this scumbag in the first place.
    http://theklowntimes.net/2012/04/11/no-props-should-be-given-to-arkansas-ad/

  22. getsome99 says: Apr 11, 2012 10:59 PM

    Was Dorrell blackmailing Petrino this whole time? $20K? For what? What a hooker.

    Definitely not defending Petrino actions as he is a total scumbag, but this Jezebel deserves her fair share of shame.

  23. frank booth says: Apr 12, 2012 12:41 AM

    Jessica Dorrell is trash. She’s sleeping with a married man, using him for a job, and cheating on her fiance’.

    She and Petrino are a perfect match.

  24. skishred12 says: Apr 12, 2012 12:58 AM

    Actual text message…

    Bobby – “Hey Jess baby”
    Jessica – “Hi honey, how are you?”
    Bobby – “Not too good. ‘Bama just kicked our ass – hey what are you wearing?”

  25. squatch9 says: Apr 12, 2012 2:25 AM

    “In all, Petrino and his mistress exchanged more than 4,300 text messages and nearly 300 phone calls.”

    Good God, if I were him I’d have pretended I’d been neutered and be done with it.

    4300 text messages? 300 phone calls?

  26. jumbossportsblog says: Apr 12, 2012 5:41 AM

    Reblogged this on jumbossportsblog.

  27. florida727 says: Apr 12, 2012 7:34 AM

    Juck Fumbosportsblog. For the umpteenth time, PLEASE quit pimping your freaking site on CFT. There is literally NOBODY that’s going to read something that’s being REblogged. We already read it once you moron. What makes you think anyone wants to REread it just because it’s been moved to your site?

  28. microbrewuga says: Apr 12, 2012 7:52 AM

    And they called it……Puppy Loveeeeeeee.

  29. baddorange says: Apr 12, 2012 8:45 AM

    You guys are just jealous you aren’t getting any of that looker. Your stuck with a Janet Reno lookalike

  30. microbrewuga says: Apr 12, 2012 8:59 AM

    I know we are still beating this dead horse, but as a Harley owner, I still cannot figure out how Petrino got so beat up in the wreck, yet the female in question is unharmed. Maybe he stopped, asked her to get off the bike and said, “Watch this!” After performing a doughnut, he lost control? But a doughnut on a Harley??? Maybe it was a V Rod. Ha. I said “V”…….and “Rod”….in the same sentence.

  31. rayburns says: Apr 12, 2012 9:44 AM

    Part of the reason that more information keeps coming out even though Petrino is already out the door is all the supporters who are still protesting the firing. As the full extent of what Petrino was doing gets revealed, it becomes less and less easy to defend his actions.

  32. gmen1987 says: Apr 12, 2012 12:28 PM

    Lesson number one. Never use your employer’s cell phones for personal use.

  33. mogogo1 says: Apr 12, 2012 12:59 PM

    How’s the workaholic coach have that much time for texting? And how does she hide all that from her fiance?

    Grade A stupid for Petrino to use his work phone. The NCAA looks into recruiting contact stuff constantly, he could have had his records pulled at any time. And when he wrecked the motorcycle he was riding with her before dark without a helmet. He was acting like he wanted to get caught.

  34. Deb says: Apr 12, 2012 1:11 PM

    thegonz13 says:

    If anything, at least Petrino showed good taste in women.

    Hey, just trying to give a positive spin…
    ————————————————-
    Nice try on the positive spin, but he paid her $20,000 in cash and a $55,000+/year job–and just think of the texting bill! If he was determined to go the sleazy route, surely he could have found someone equally attractive but far less expensive. When a woman charges for her services … that’s not good taste.

  35. florida727 says: Apr 12, 2012 2:21 PM

    Harley Davidson motorcycle – ~$25-30,000
    8 months of sex with a 25-year old – $3.5 million
    Wife’s wrath – 50% of net worth
    Being an idiot – priceless

  36. stairwayto7 says: Apr 12, 2012 4:29 PM

    Cut scholarships and give them the DEATH PENALTY!

  37. microbrewuga says: Apr 12, 2012 4:33 PM

    And make them change their mascot from Razorback to Gilt. (Look it up).

  38. bozosforall says: Apr 12, 2012 6:56 PM

    And the hits keep on coming:

    http://network.yardbarker.com/college_football/article_external/petrino_texted_with_08_miss_bikini_usa/10543135

  39. bozosforall says: Apr 12, 2012 6:59 PM

    stairwayto7 says:
    Apr 12, 2012 4:29 PM
    Cut scholarships and give them the DEATH PENALTY!

    __
    Poor stairway…his team (the Goofball Gophers) might as well have their scholarships cut (since they waste them on mediocre athletes anyway) and as bad as they are, the DEATH PENALTY wouldn’t change much in terms of win totals for his team.

  40. frank booth says: Apr 13, 2012 1:45 AM

    The Gophers aren’t ever going to be great, but the program was a complete wreck under Tim Brewster. Jerry Kill has them moving in the right direction. Minnesota just doesn’t have the firepower in the recruiting game, doesn’t have a lot of great in-state football talent (most of the kids up there grow up on skates), and have a tough time pulling in blue chips from the Midwest. At least they have new uniforms this year, rather than the junior high crap they were wearing the past few years.

  41. yyyass says: Apr 13, 2012 9:11 AM

    With news of the $20K payment to her, we now know that the thing that really matters to Jessica is which man in her life has the bigger thing in his pants. That being his wallet. I guess $20K and a $55K salary convinced Jessica that she could actually find that palid flab of dough worth screwing on a regular basis, and all those other people like her fiance and Petrino’s family, worth screwing over. I had an employee who was drop-dead gorgeous, but she actually got off on screwing pretty disusting guys and letting people be freaked out by it. She loved the attention she got by subjugating herself to these dudes who were so out of her league, so to speak. Likewise, Petrino probably knows how to find these girls and takes advantage of it, with a lot of help from his cash.

  42. lrg51 says: Apr 13, 2012 9:07 PM

    How much would you want to bet me that they’ll hook up again? Nothing to lose… right?

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