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Petrino 911 call released, ASP wants info from trooper

By David Harten

This article was published April 6, 2012 at 4:40 p.m.

Petrino 911 Call

The initial 911 call following the Bobby Petrino motorcycle accident.

Additional photos from the site of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino's motorcycle accident.

Additional photos from the site of Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino's motorcycle accident.

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Read Petrino's crash report and radio log. More documents will be added as they become available.

— Arkansas State Police released the 911 phone call made shortly after the motorcycle accident involving Bobby Petrino and Jessica Dorrell, and will question the trooper who transported Petrino to the hospital about the incident.

In the call to dispatch released Friday afternoon, the caller describes Petrino as "walking" and said his face was "bleeding quite a lot." The caller also said Dorrell "did not look to be injured."

During the call, Petrino is said to have gotten in "a white SUV" and left the scene.

Earlier reports have stated that Petrino and Dorrell declined to call 911 after the accident. According to the police report released Thursday, Petrino was taken to the hospital by Capt. Lance King of the Arkansas State Police while Dorrell departed for her own car in Fayetteville.

According to a release from the department Friday afternoon, Capt. Lance King — the officer also responsible for acting as Petrino's gameday security detail during the season — is being asked to provide his supervisor a detailed summary into the events of Sunday, April 1, in which Petrino was injured in a motorcycle accident and was later found to have had a female passenger, the 25-year-old Dorrell, with him.

Petrino did not disclose that information to Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long until Thursday afternoon and has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation by the university.

The inquiries have no direct correlation to the investigation of the crash, which authorities concluded on Thursday. However, the questions are "legitimate and worthy of answers" according to the release.

ASP officials hope to have more information provided by the summary and are hoping to share it with the public early next week. The information that is released will be dependent upon what King provides.

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RoscoeBodie says... April 6, 2012 at 9:02 p.m.

Both of them will probably be out of their jobs. Petrino has the highest paying state job and he has ruined his reputation and the honor he should hold to the duty of Arkansas taxpayers for hiring his mistress.

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SBA1960 says... April 6, 2012 at 9:38 p.m.

Our boy Bill was able to keep his job after being blown by an intern in the White House. And then lied about it to the entire world. And he had the job of leader of the free world! Why should BP lose his job for giving someone a ride on his bike and lying about it? Did they find cigars in her pocket?

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tawilson34 says... April 6, 2012 at 10:38 p.m.

I agree with Truth 21. This is NOT breaking news. Leave this kind of stuff to the National Enquirer and other "scandal" rags.

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Hashbrown1 says... April 7, 2012 at 6:33 a.m.

I don't condone what Petrino did, but I just hope that those who are so enraged over this incident were AT LEAST this enraged over Bill Clinton's episode. After all, he was President of the U.S., had his "affairs" in the White House, which is paid for by our taxes, and also lied about it while costing the taxpayers in one hearing after another. Petrino is only a football coach and does not hold the most powerful position in the world. I can't forget how many Clintonites said, "It was only sex. What's the big deal?" Does that also hold true for Petrino, or should he be held to a higher standard?

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LETSBEREALISTIC says... April 7, 2012 at 7:06 a.m.

So this is what college football has come to, perverted overpaid coaches and probably players! Eliminate college sports all together! It contributes nothing to the purpose of the institution. If people want to act immature then let them pay for local teams not supported by tax dollars! College sports is going the way of pro-sports, down the toilet!

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tortietude03311628 says... April 7, 2012 at 7:19 a.m.

An extramarital affair even with a consenting adult employee brought to light by a motorcyle crash do not seem to rise to the level of breach of the morals clause in Coach Petrino's contract.

As soon as possible after their "investigation" concludes, Mr. Long should declare no breach and that we should move on.

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Packman says... April 7, 2012 at 10:12 a.m.

Hey SBA - Bill Clinton was only President of the United States. BMFP is head coach of an SEC football team. How dare you compare the two as being equal! Who cares about what a President does, we're talking SEC football and we did go 11 - 2 and win the Cotton Bowl - Wooo Pig!

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boca1 says... April 7, 2012 at 11:43 a.m.

Anyone surprised at Petrino??? Question for Hog Nation is this: Do you value morality or winning football games more? Nice to have both, but not with this guy.

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allmed07 says... April 9, 2012 at 7:57 a.m.

I wonder when the State Police started transporting injured accident victums-I guess I missed something in Paramedic school.

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