New Details Suggest Bobby Petrino Is the One Who Got Taken for a Ride

bobby petrinoEvery day I wake up thinking that we've heard the last of the torrid details of Bobby Petrino's crazy affair with 25-year-old Jessica Dorrell, and every day I'm shocked when more layers of the story are exposed. Good golly, Miss Molly -- how much more scandalous can this thing get?!

I have to admit -- the whole thing has gotten pretty entertaining, especially now that it looks like old Bobby P. fell for the oldest trick in the book -- hook, line & sinker. And yes, I'm referring to him being unable to resist Dorrell's temptations and forgetting that his high level coaching status at the University of Arkansas probably had her seeing major dollar signs in her head.

Would you believe that Jessica is actually the one who started the series of events that would end his football career?

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Jeff Long, the athletic director for the Razorbacks, kept a bunch of handwritten notes he took during his investigation of Petrino's actions. Bobby revealed to him that the affair began while he and Dorrell were having lunch in his car one day. She supposedly turned to him and said, "Are you going to kiss me?" And well, I guess we know what his answer was. (Ahem.)

I honestly don't know whether to feel sorry for Petrino because he actually believed a young, beautiful girl would be into him for the right reasons, or whether to laugh out loud at what an idiot he was for not realizing his job title set him up as potential target. You'd think he would've thought about the situation for a minute and thought, "Gee. I'm a 51-year-old dude with a wife, kids, and grandkids, and I have a prestigious career in college football that most people would kill for. There's no way this chick doesn't have some sort of hidden agenda. Yeah -- I'm not risking my job just to get my kicks."

But obviously that thought never once entered his mind. Huh. I guess boys will be boys. Jessica Dorrell certainly knew that, and it's too bad that Petrino didn't -- otherwise he may not be unemployed right now.

Who do you think is the more guilty player in this affair? Bobby or Jessica?


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