LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Jessica Dorrell bought a new Acura and Bobby Petrino got a wrecked bike during their affair. Former Arkansas volleyball player Jessica Dorrell (photos below) got Bobby Petrino’s help in being hired for a fifty-thousand dollar per year job, under him, official told news Monday. Petrino thereafter gave Jessica Dorrell a twenty-thousand dollar gift, new documents reveal moments ago. And with that money, Dorrell went out and bought herself an Acura, the first week of work.
With her new job and sizable gift thanks to Petrino, Dorrell went out and bought herself a new Acura, new documents reveal Friday. But after she went for a ride on April 1 with Petrino, the former Arkansas coach was without a job and left with a wrecked bike.
Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long released even more documents to news midday Friday. On Thursday, Bobby Petrino’s phone records were released to news. On Friday morning, Jessica Dorrell’s hiring documents were given to news. Now, midday Friday, Dorrell’s use of funds were detailed in the newly released Bobby Petrino termination letter.
A Freedom of Information Act request upon Long had asked for Petrino’s firing letter and Dorrell’s hiring letter. In the first letter, Long reveals even more details about the Petrino Dorrell affair than previously detailed by Arkansas officials.
Dorrell was hired by Bobby Petrino on March 23. In her new Petrino position, Dorrell was to paid for $55,735 a year. But Petrino is accused of fast tracking Dorrell through the hiring process. Long told news that Petrino’s hiring process was suspiciously short and that Petrino pushed for Dorrell’s selection. After Dorrell was hired on March 23, however, the former Arkansas coach wasn’t content. He gave her a twenty-thousand dollar gift.
Long’s termination letter to Petrino released midday today clams that Dorrell took that $20,000 gift from Petrino and went and bought a black Acura. Long claims that Dorrell bought the Acura in just her first week on the job.
Earlier this week, when Long fired Petrino, Long declined to comment to news about Dorrell’s status. But on Friday, Long confirmed that Dorrell is now on paid administrative leave. The announcement was confirmed by Arkansas officials early Friday.
Long in his termination letter also claims that Dorrell and Petrino had an affair and that it carried on for months. Long said the two “engaged in an extra-marital affair” for several months, prior to her March hiring. Phone records released yesterday indicate the two would repeatedly communicate via text, text photos, and phone calls starting in September 2011.
Dorrell’s alleged wedding date, however, is still set for June 2012. She is allegedly still engaged to he is engaged to Josh Morgan, a swimming coach at the university. Bobby Petrino’s wife, Becky Petrino, has yet to comment to news about the matter. It remains unclear when Becky Petrino learned of the matter. But ASP details from Monday suggested that Becky Petrino did not know her husband was on the bike ride with Dorrell until after the crash.
Dorrell has neither spoken to the news nor appeared in public since the scandal erupted. An alleged friend told news earlier this week that “Everyone has made mistakes …but not everyone has their dirty laundry shown on national television.”
Long would not detail to news if his office is still investigating the Dorrell matter. But Long’s March 20 hiring letter for Dorrell was also released to news today.
In the hiring letter, Long told Dorrell that she must comply with Arkansas “conflict of interest policies”. But Long on Tuesday said that Dorrell and Petrino breached that conflict, by not disclosing their relationship prior to her hiring. Long fumed on Tuesday that at no time during that application process did Bobby Petrino tell his school of the conflict of interest in hiring his mistress for a new position with him.
Long’s hiring letter also demanded of Dorrell “integrity” He wrote that
there are “no agreements, whether written or oral, regarding your employment other than those contained in this letter.” Dorrell also consented that she would be “held accountable for and must abide by University of Arkansas, Southeastern Conference and NCAA rules and regulations.”
Long initially put Petrino on administrative leave prior to firing him just days later. Long did not tell news today the reason for putting Dorrell on paid administrative leave.