An attorney for a bikini model who reportedly exchanged hundreds of text messages with former Arkansas Razorbacks football coach Bobby Petrino says his client wasn't involved in a romantic relationship with the head hog.
An email from Jeff Hagood, of Hagood, Tarpy & Cox in Knoxville to Deadspin.com, the website that originally reported the text messages, outlines his client's side of the issue:
"Unfortunately, my client has been drawn into a firestorm that is simply sad. While she did meet Coach Petrino last fall and kept in touch; the truth is that Alison has never in her life been alone with Coach Petrino. She is not a public figure, and any suggestion that she was involved in an extramarital affair with Coach Petrino is false. And it is actionable."
Petrino admitted to having an affair with University of Arkansas employee Jessica Dorrell. He has not commented on the Deadspin.com report.
A closer inspection of coach Bobby Petrino's phone records appear to reveal hundreds of text messages sent to a former bikini model.
KARK 4 News obtained the records Wednesday through a public information act.
The website Deadspin.com has linked one of the phone numbers to a former Miss Motorcycle Mania.
The pair exchanged at least 200 text messages and a handful of picture texts.
Even though the name of the woman is publicly available, KARK 4 News is withholding her name since the relationship is unknown.
The woman works as a part-time employee for the Arkansas Republican Party. They released the following statement Thursday evening noting her employment is under review:
"(Employee) has been a part-time employee since January 2011. Any communications which occurred were outside of her employment. Her employment status is under review."
Petrino has not made any comment on this new information.