One of the most high profile people in the sports media world this week, is totally in hiding. Jessica Dorrell, mistress of fired Arkansas Razorbacks coach Bobby Petrino is in “safe mode” as friends and contacts described her. She’s been a trending term on the internet since Easter weekend, but she’s shunning any and all publicity.
Her fiance Josh Morgan lost his job with the University, much like Petrino. Is her gig next? Will she voluntarily step down?
I consulted Los Angeles-based trial attorney, broadcast analyst Debra Opri to try and find the answers. With Ms. Dorrell is this a case of “silence is golden?” Should we expect her to keep quiet and lay low for a long time?
“Keeping quiet will be her greatest advantage, although in recent situations we’ve seen just the opposite,” Opri said by email.
“On the other hand, if she is intends on filing for civil damages, then it becomes open season on the ‘boss’.”
How come the other two figures in this case (Petrino, Josh Morgan) h