Arkansas’ Bobby Petrino Put On Leave, Admits Relationship (VIDEO)

Source: USA Today

Arkansas put football coach Bobby Petrino on paid leave Thursday after he failed to disclose he had been riding with a female employee half his age when his motorcycle skidded off the road over the weekend — an accident that prompted him to apologize for that and for what he described as a “previous inappropriate relationship.”

Athletic director Jeff Long announced the decision at a late-night press conference and said he had no timeline in determining Petrino’s future with the Razorbacks.

“I’m at the beginning of the review. I don’t know what I’m going to find,” Long said. “I hope to have a resolution soon. I certainly don’t have all the answers here tonight, as we meet. But again, I have an obligation and responsibility to obtain the information and then act appropriately on that information.”

Long said he was disappointed he didn’t hear about the passenger — former Arkansas volleyball player and current athletic department employee Jessica Dorrell — until a police report was released Thursday.

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