April 3, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorback head coach Bobby Petrino speaks at a press conference at Razorback Stadium following a motorcycle accident he sustained on April 1. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-US PRESSWIRE
AP Sports Writer
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Six months of telephone records show that former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino was in frequent contact with his mistress, including conversations before their motorcycle crash that led to his firing.
Petrino's university cell phone records were obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request. They show that on April 1, Petrino and Jessica Dorrell talked for 16 minutes in the early afternoon before Petrino's 6:45 p.m. crash with Dorrell aboard. His attempt to cover up her presence and their relationship led to his firing Tuesday night.
The records also show that Petrino had a 22-minute conversation with Dorrell the day following the accident. The 51-year-old Petrino hired the 25-year-old Dorrell on March 28. The records released date to Sept. 12, and they show Petrino called Dorrell as far back as that day.
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