In a surprise to absolutely no one, Jessica Dorrell has resigned from her position in the Arkansas athletic department, the school announced today. The move comes just days after Dorrell was placed on administrative leave following her role in the Bobby Petrino scandal at UA.
Petrino was fired last week for misleading “the athletics department and university about the circumstance” related to the April 1 motorcycle accident involving him and Dorrell. Petrino lied about Dorrell’s presence at the accident to athletic director Jeff Long and gave Dorrell an “unfair and undisclosed” advantage when she applied for and received her job as the student-athlete development coordinator for football.
Not to mention $20,000 in cash for an Acura.
Dorrell has agreed that “she would not attempt to sell or profit from her affiliation with Razorback Athletics” as part of the resignation, although she is set to receive “approximately $14,000 as part of a settlement and resolution of all matters between the parties.”
In other words, Dorrell received $34,000 in a matter of weeks.
“While Ms. Dorrell had a legitimate right to apply for and accept a position within the football program, the circumstances surrounding the former coach’s decision to hire her compromised her ability to be effective in such a position,” Long said in the statement. “She and I believe she should have the opportunity to move on.”