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ASP: No Violations Involving Capt. Lance King

The Arkansas State Police has released the full narrative report from Capt. Lance King regarding the April 1 motorcycle accident involving Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino and football staff member Jessica Dorrell.

Read the full report here.

King did not violate any police policy or state laws, according to State Police.

“At no time did I fail to provide information to my supervisor or involve myself in the accident investigation,” King wrote in his closing of the narrative.

King wrote he was contacted by Dorrell by cell phone on April 1 before he met Petrino to transport him to a nearby hospital. But King stated he never learned anything of Dorrell, including her name.

“I do not know Jessica Dorrell and I have never met her,” King wrote. “Coach Petrino and I did not discuss any passenger information during transport to the hospital or otherwise.”

Petrino cited a “gust of wind” as the reason for his accident, according to the report. Pitino stated multiple times during the ride to the hospital that he believed he had broken his neck, according to King.

“During this short (four to five mile) commute Coach Petrino did nothing but groan in pain for the entire ride,” King wrote.

King ruled out the possibility of alcohol being a factor in the crash.

“At no time was there any indication that Coach Petrino had been drinking or was intoxicated,” King wrote. “He did not smell of alcoholic beverages.”

King stated that he informed Petrino on Thursday afternoon at approximately 2:50 central time that the ASP accident report would be released later that afternoon. Petrino called Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long at about 3:12 to inform him Dorrell had also been involved in the accident.

King’s narrative was provided to Long on Monday to be used in his review, according to State Police.

 


23 comments
Statesman
Statesman

Sounds like a cover-up, and the police are in CYA-mode.  Did King mention that he was about to escort a fugitive but dropped that to go see Petrino.  The cops participating in a cover-up would add a different dynamic.    If everything was kosher why did Petrino thinking that he had a broken neck asked not to call 911, but King instead.  King & Petrino are close, and if this previous relationship existed are we to believe that King never met her, (Arkansas logic).   EMS would have filed a correct report.  Even with a helmet Dorrell would have bruises.   In Arkansas it is all a fantasy  

Fayettechill14
Fayettechill14

 @Statesman We'll start with your first sentence, which was phrased like a question but ended in a period. Your lack of grammatical prowess indicates that your name "Statesman" probably refers to a degree from Mississippi State. So, MSU fan, let's take this moronic statement:

 

"If everything was kosher why did Petrino thinking that he had a broken neck asked not to call 911, but King instead"

Obviously everything was not kosher since he had a 25-year old employee on the back of his bike, and his affair was about to be uncovered.

 

"King & Petrino are close, and if this previous relationship existed are we to believe that King never met her, (Arkansas logic)."

How do you know about King & Petrino's relationship? You're a State fan. King is Petrino's on-field security officer; he doesn't spend much time with the coach off the football field, so logically he wouldn't know Dorrell unless they happened to be in the same place.

 

"Even with a helmet Dorrell would have bruises."

Again, you know Dorrell did not have bruises? YOU'VE SEEN HER NAKED TOO? My goodness, this women is a harlot. King noted that she had no major injuries that needed treatment, but he had no way of knowing if she was bruised or not. Petrino's face rash came from contact with the road, it's possible that she fell off the bike into the ditch and was bruised but not scraped.

 

And what would Dorrell not being on the bike at the time of the accident prove? How does that amount to a coverup? What kind of conspiracy is it if the women supposedly in the affair is actually NOT having an affair?

John
John

 @Statesman Your post is full of nonsense and speculation with no substance or merit to anything at all.  Good try though.  Move along now.

Statesman
Statesman

John the nonsense & speculation = Petrino out.  Your inability to extrapolate is not an attribute.  It is a fault

John at MrSEC
John at MrSEC moderator

All...

 

Just want to point out that the "John" commenting here is not THIS John from the website.

 

Carry on.

 

John

JamesKeith
JamesKeith

The odd thing that screams here is there is no mention of alcohol. Police are obsessed with alcohol related accidents. Why did King not say whether alcohol was or was not a factor? Things that make you go hum!

JamesKeith
JamesKeith

You guys are right I did not read this article. I read this report on two other sites where it did not mention whether alcohol was a factor. I made the same reply on those two sites. Another thing that make you go hum

Fayettechill14
Fayettechill14

 @JamesKeith I assure you, you're the only one going hum. Lance King's report to his superiors (linked in the article) says that Coach Petrino had not been drinking.

John
John

@JamesKeith Are you joking?  And I quote: 

King ruled out the possibility of alcohol being a factor in the crash.

“At no time was there any indication that Coach Petrino had been drinking or was intoxicated,” King wrote. “He did not smell of alcoholic beverages.”

 

FallsChurchDore
FallsChurchDore

I've asked this in a previous post, so I apologize if this information is already out there.  If Ms. Dorrell was on the motorcycle at the time of the accident, how on earth did she come out of that uninjured?  Petrino looked like he'd been through 10 rounds with Mike Tyson, circa 1980s, but you're telling me that she didn't have a scratch? 

Fayettechill14
Fayettechill14

 @FallsChurchDore Who knows? Most of his facial injuries were from coming in contact with the road (ouch!) so she may have avoided hitting the road and just happened to not have injured a muscle or vertebra. It's certainly a mystery.

Bubba Gump
Bubba Gump

Arkansas is a small state

Dorrell is a tall, attractive blond

Officer King is a male, who had been assigned to Arkansas football

 

Call me a cynic, but to believe that a red blooded male did not recognize a amazon blonde attached to Arkansas athletics for the past 5 or so years seems a bit of a stretch!

omahahog
omahahog

Dorrell was not a part of the football staff the last 5 years. 

Bubba Gump
Bubba Gump

 @omahahog She just got on the football staff, but she was on the donor fund before that, and was a volleyball player for U of A before that. If you are a male, are you seriously telling me you would not have noticed once in 5 + years? Remember cops have the powers of observation as a basic part of their job description. Again, you expect me to believe a male cop missed never noticing a 6 foot tall blonde amazon woman in the inner sanctum (sports, donors, and football) of a small state school? If you believe that, maybe you would be interested in some unicorn meat or pixie dust.

Bubba Gump
Bubba Gump

 @omahahog I have been to fayetteville, and you are indeed correct that there are many attractive women there. That said she arrived in Fayetteville almost a decade ago, and she is 6 feet tall. Women that tall generally tend to stand out as they are well above the normal height range for women. While she was recently on the football staff, she worked on the donor side previously. I have dealt with theses folks at several different D 1 schools and while these staffs are small, they are generally well known because of who they deal with and come in contact with during their duties.

 

While I admit my demeanor may have been cynical, it was based on many years observations on folks with these kinds of jobs. More importantly it was intended to reinforce my disbelief that a cop close to the program on gameday would not recognize such an individual as due to the nature of their job they would probably are cleared to be in areas where he is doing his job. Having been around such folks before at other schools the cops so assigned know who these folks are and allow them unfettered access to secure areas. Throw in the fact that she was that tall, and easier to spot in a crowd, and it adds to my disbelief.

 

Again, just being added to the football staff the previous week did not account for my comment as much as the 4 year letter winner and previous job with the donor staff at the University of Arkansas. Quit concentrating on her current job and focus on her former job, and tell me you would not be more cynical of the issues at hand.

Fayettechill14
Fayettechill14

No need for a stupid comment like that, Bubba Gump. There are plenty of attractive women in Fayetteville, it's no surprise that she didn't take notice.

John
John

Contrary to what you may believe about Arkansas there are a lot of attractive blonde women around campus and the NWA area.  While attractive, Dorrell is no super model with a glowing aura surrounding her as she walks around.

omahahog
omahahog

Gump:  Not sure why the need for the unicorn meat or pixie dust comment.  Where was he supposed to see her at? At the game with 73,000 other folks?  Capt King was NOT part of any "inner sanctum", he clearly stated that he only worked football games on the sideline.  Believe what you want to believe.  I simply made a statement and you felt the need to pop off with a smart alec remark. 

Scott
Scott

OK, I'm confused.  If King knew nothing of Dorrell, then how did that bit of info find its way into the police report?

 



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