Arkansas puts Petrino on leave after crash

11:49 PM, Apr 5, 2012   |    comments
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Fayetteville, AR (Sports Network) - Arkansas placed Bobby Petrino on paid leave Thursday after a police report showed a 25-year-old female employee was a passenger on the football coach's motorcycle when it crashed late last week.

Petrino, 51, crashed Sunday night near the town of Crosses in Madison County -- about 23 miles southeast of Fayetteville.

Though his family released a statement saying he was alone at the time of the crash, the third page of a four-page collision report released Thursday by the Arkansas State Police lists Jessica Dorrell, 25, as riding on the motorcycle with him.

Arkansas athletics director Jeff Long said during a press conference Thursday night that Petrino admitted not being "totally forthcoming" about the crash, according to arkansasonline.com, which said Dorrell was hired to a position in the Arkansas athletic department last week.

Petrino is 34-17 in four seasons at Arkansas and guided the Razorbacks to an 11-2 mark and a Cotton Bowl win over Kansas State this past season.

He was taken to the hospital in stable condition after the crash and later released.

 

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