The day after the accident, the University of Arkansas released a statement regarding the crash, saying it "involved no other individuals." But details began to emerge quickly, including the news that a female staff member, Jessica Dorrell was with him on the bike.
Petrino was put on administrative leave, admitting a relationship with Dorrell and on April 10th, the university announced he was fired.
The story grabbed the attention of fans who headed to social media and online outlets like Hogville in record numbers.
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