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Jessica Dorrell is in 'safe mode'

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer

While the future of Bobby Petrino at Arkansas is still up in the air following his motorcycle accident and the revelation that 25-year old Arkansas football employee Jessica Dorrell was on the bike with him, Dorrell's status is a lot less clear.

According to Dorrell's former volleyball teammate, Dorrell has gone into "safe mode" and hasn't "returned calls from friends" since her identity was revealed on Thursday.

It was the revelation that Dorrell was a passenger in the accident that led to Petrino being put on leave by the school. In a statement on Thursday night, Petrino said that he did not initially reveal Dorrell was involved in the accident to "protect my family and a previous inappropriate relationship from becoming public."

Dorrell had been hired an Assistant Director of the Razorback Foundation only four days before the accident occurred. She is engaged to a member of the Razorback swimming and diving team staff.
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