Bobby Petrino admits to an affair

PETRINO AND DORRELL: Friends of the Program circulated this photo of Petrino and Dorrell at a Razorback event on the FOTProgram twitter feed.

  • PETRINO AND DORRELL: Friends of the Program circulated this photo of Petrino and Dorrell at a Razorback event on the FOTProgram twitter feed.

The Arkansas Times Blog has a good roundup on the events on Petrino and last night I watched 3 tv channels and saw their spin on Jeff Long’s press conference. On Channel 16 they speculated that Bobby Petrino’s statement was an admission that he had an affair with Jessica Dorrell. Below is Petrino’s statement from Arkansas Sports 360:

Petrino’s statement follows …

“The state police report today provides an accurate description of my accident, which includes details that had not publicly come to light prior to the report being issued. I regret that I have not publicly acknowledged a passenger on the vehicle. I have been in constant pain, medicated and the circumstances involving the wreck have come out in bits and pieces. That said I certainly had a concern about Jessica Dorrell’s name being revealed. In my press conference, I referred to her simply as ‘a lady’. My concern was to protect my family and a previous inappropriate relationship from becoming public. In hindsight, I showed a serious mistake in judgment when I chose not to be more specific about those details. Today, I’ve acknowledged this previous inappropriate relationship with my family and those within the athletic department administration.

I apologize to my wife, Becky, and our four children, Chancellor (David) Gearhart, Jeff Long, the Board of Trustees, University administration, my coaching staff, student-athletes and the entire state of Arkansas. I have been humbled by the outpouring of concern and get-well wishes. I apologize to the Razorback Nation for the attention my actions have brought to the University of Arkansas and our program. I will fully cooperate with the University throughout this process and my hope is to repair my relationships with my family, my Athletic Director, the Razorback Nation and remain the head coach of the Razorbacks.”

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Petrino wants to protect his family according to the statement above and that comes out in the interview below.

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