ELKINS, Ark. -- Arkansas Razorbacks football Coach Bobby Petrino had company on his motorcycle Sunday when he crashed it.
An Arkansas State Police report released Thursday reveals 25-year-old Jessica Dorrell was riding with Petrino on his bike on Highway 16 Near Elkins. Dorrell is the new Student Athlete Development Coordinator for Football. The school hired the former all-Southeastern Conference volleyball player last month.
Monday, the University of Arkansas released this statement about the crash:
"Coach Petrino was involved in a motorcycle accident on Sunday that involved no other individuals."
The police report indicates Petrino lost control of the motorcycle after he was blinded by the sun. He suffered broken ribs, neck injuries and plenty of scrapes and bruises. Dorrell refused treatment. Dorrell told investigators she did not know what caused the crash. Petrino and Dorrell were not present at the crash scene when the investigating officer arrived. Dorrell caught a ride back to Fayetteville. A state trooper transported Petrino to the hospital.