Petrino Texted With ‘08 Miss Bikini USA?
[Update: It has been revealed that Melder was not in fact 2008 Miss Bikini USA.]
In the last two weeks, Bobby Petrino has gone through a motorcycle crash, an affair with a 25-year-old assistant going public and losing his job as the head football coach at Arkansas. And now another bombshell has dropped on the embattled coach.
Deadspin reported on Thursday that Petrino, in addition to thousands of texts with former employee Jessica Dorrell, exchanged 200 text messages over a two-month period last fall with a 26-year-old woman named Alison Melder. That includes seven picture messages sent from Melder to Petrino (we can only imagine what those were of…).
Some intrepid reporting by Deadspin shows that Melder listed herself as the winner of “2008 Miss Bikini USA” and “Miss Motorcycle Mania.” She has also had a cameo on the gossip website “The Dirty.”
Melder is now listed as a senate assistant with the Republican Party of Arkansas living in Little Rock. Deadspin has reached out to Melder and if she goes public with claims of a relationship with Petrino, his nightmare might just be getting started.
For Melder’s full set of racy modeling photos, click here.