The inevitable fallout from Bobby Petrino’s motorcycle crash, affair, and firing is taking place. Jessica Dorrell, the mistress on the back of his motorcycle when he crashed, is officially on paid leave from her position with the Arkansas football program.
Dorrell is the football program’s student-athlete development coordinator. She was selected over 158 other candidates and her hiring was announced the week before Petrino’s motorcycle crash. As if Petrino hiring his mistress over 158 others isn’t bad enough, he also gave her a $20,000 gift.
But wait, there’s more … 40/29 Sports in Fayetteville shows us just how much favoritism went on with Dorrell’s hiring. They say the two other finalists for the position were Benjamin Wilkerson and Tiffany Fields, both of whom had strong recommendations and seemed extremely qualified.