Passer-by says Petrino vetoed 911-call offer

State police captain is asked to detail his role after crash

Posted: April 7, 2012 at 3:29 a.m.

Petrino and King leave the field after the Razorback loss in the Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on January 4, 2011. The Razorbacks won the Cotton Bowl earlier this year and finished 11-2.

University of Arkansas football Coach Bobby Petrino and his female passenger, a UA employee, asked a man who passed their motorcycle accident Sunday not to call 911, according to an audio recording released by the Arkansas State Police on Friday.

Arkansas athletics director Jeff Long addresses Bobby Petrino's suspension as Razorbacks head football coach on Thursday night in Fayetteville.


Jeff Long - Bobby Petrino Suspension

Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino talks about a motorcycle accident that left him with four broken ribs, a cracked vertebrae and a neck sprain.


Bobby Petrino - Motorcycle Accident

The initial 911 call following the Bobby Petrino motorcycle accident.


Petrino 911 Call

A woman identified as Jessica Dorrell on the University of Arkansas athletics website.

Bobby Petrino's Harley-Davidson motorcycle following an accident on Sunday.

Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino speaks during a news conference in Fayetteville on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, after being released from a hospital....

Jessica Dorrell and University of Arkansas Coach Bobby Petrino appear together in this Feb. 23 file photograph at Searcy High School during a meeting ...

Additional photos from the site of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino's motorcycle accident.

Additional photos from the site of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino's motorcycle accident.


Read Petrino's crash report and radio log. More documents will be added as they become available.


A timeline

of Bobby Petrino's career in Arkansas.

Petrino statement

“The state police report today provides an accurate description of my accident, which includes details that had not publically come to light prior to the report being issued. I regret that I have not publically 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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Is this news? You losers of reporters wouldnt pull crap out on nutt because he was in your back pocket. It took a kid from south arkansas to break the news on him.

Posted by: Deezee40

April 7, 2012 at 10:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )