Regretful Bobby Petrino haunted by affair's effects on family

Thursday August 9th, 2012

Bobby Petrino lost his Arkansas job after affair with co-worker. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Bobby Petrino lost $21 million in future earnings when he lost his “dream job” as head football coach at Arkansas, but he’s still haunted by the emotional losses he’s suffered with his wife and family.

Petrino broke down several times in his interview with ESPN’s Joe Schad.

Petrino’s affair with Jessica Dorrell, former Arkansas volleyball player and football recruiting organizer, came to light after the pair was involved in a motorcycle accident April 1 in Arkansas.

Petrino told Schad that he immediately realized the crash would also bring his life crashing down. Petrino discussed the emotions he went through facing up to his wife, his children and his parents, and accepts responsibility for his downfall. He and his wife are in counseling working to save their marriage.

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