Well, well, well. Guess who woke up unemployed this morning? Yep, you guessed it. Bobby Petrino's lusty little fling with 25-year-old Jessica Dorrell ultimately got him fired from his job as football coach at the University of Arkansas. (Wah-wah-wah-wah.)
And of course he's acting all remorseful and apologetic and all sorts of other weepy stuff, but everyone knows he's only whining because he got caught. Something tells me if he hadn't been in that motorcycle accident, and if Jessica Dorrell hadn't been riding on the back of his bike, he wouldn't have felt the slightest bit of regret for his actions. Things tend to sting a bit more when your entire career is at stake, I guess.
Petrino may be out of a job, and possibly out of a marriage if his wife isn't willing to forgive him. But he does still have his reputation as a great football coach going for him, so there's a chance that someone else may hire him down the road. It's not like all hope is lost for him. Jessica Dorrell, on the other hand, really got the raw end of this whole deal -- not that anyone feels sorry for her.
Whether or not she has been fired from her job as Student Athlete Development Coordinator at the University of Arkansas too remains to be seen, but she's lost a whole lot more than a cushy little job working for a college football team.
For one thing, she's lost her sugar daddy. Because that has to be what Bobby Petrino was to her, right? (Please don't tell me you think she actually had the hots for him.) The news just came out that at some point during their relationship, Bobby gave Jessica $20,000 as a gift. Hmm -- a gift? Was that "gift" given in exchange for her keeping quiet about the affair, or perhaps Petrino forked over the cash to keep the affair going? Either way, $20,000 seems like chump change now that this scandal has gone public. She could've gotten way more out of the old man if she'd foreseen this media frenzy.
It's also important to note that Dorrell was (and is presumably still) engaged to Josh Morgans while she and Petrino were getting all chummy. I'm guessing that her fiance has probably been pretty humiliated by her actions, and I highly doubt he'll take a trip to the altar with her at this point.
Why on earth a beautiful 25-year-old girl was willing to throw away her entire future for a dirty old man is beyond me. I wonder how appealing that $20,000 looks to her now?
Who do you think will feel the lasting effects of this scandal the worst -- Bobby or Jessica?
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