FORMER ARKANSAS football coach Bobby Petrino told his boss that his affair with a woman he later hired as an assistant began with a kiss last fall and ended sometime in February when the two decided to simply be friends, according to documents released Thursday.
The details are in 25 pages of handwritten notes kept by Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long during meetings with Petrino on April 10 and also with Jessica Dorrell, the 25-year-old football-department employee the coach hired without disclosing their relationship. The notes were released as part of a Freedom of Information Act request by the Associated Press.
At one point last October, Petrino and Dorrell were sitting in a car, eating lunch and talking and "she said are you going to kiss me," according to Long's notes of his April 10 conversation with Petrino. He then wrote: "Kissed on lunch outing."
According to Long, Petrino said he and Dorrell became friends while she held her former job as a fundraiser for the Razorback Foundation. He said the two remained close friends after the sexual relationship apparently ended following a trip to Little Rock in early February.
Dorrell was hired in late March, just a few days before she and Petrino were in a motorcycle accident that exposed their relationship and led to his ouster.
In other college news:
* Wisconsin will allow freshman basketball forward Jarrod Uthoff to transfer to any school outside the Big Ten, hoping to defuse a situation that has drawn national criticism.
* Baylor standout Brittney Griner will not play for the U.S. women's basketball team at the London Olympics this summer. She cited an unspecified family illness and her summer-school schedule.
* Alabama receiver DeAndrew White was hospitalized after an early-morning fight where shots were fired, a source told the Associated Press.
* Former Florida basketball guard Erving Walker has pleaded no contest to a petty theft charge of stealing a $3 taco. He was fined $301.
Pro Football *
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Steelers owner Art Rooney will meet with legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton at the Minnesota Capitol on Friday to urge progress on the effort to build a new home for the Vikings.
* The NFL has moved the kickoff for Miami's game in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders from 4:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. because of Rosh Hashanah.
* Baltimore signed former Colts quarterback Curtis Painter.
Philly File *
Villanova-bound Ryan Arcidiacono, from Neshaminy High, is among 24 players who have accepted invitations to the 2012 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team Training camp, June 5-12 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Twelve players will make the team, which will play for the FIBA Americas U18 Championship, June 16-20 in Brazil.