Deadspin.com has reported that University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate and former “Miss Motorcycle Mania” bikini model Alison Melder, 26, is connected to former Arkansas Razorback head coach Bobby Petrino.
Between September and November of 2011 Petrino and Melder exchanged over 200 text messages.
There has been no proof or further information regarding an affair between Melder or Petrino or wrongdoing at this point in time. The back and forth text messages clearly indicates a relationship of some kind, what kind of relationship has yet to be determined.
Melder received her degree in political science and is listed as part of the Young Republicans group in the state of Arkansas. Melder worked on Jim Keet’s gubernatorial campaign in 2010 and other GOP campaigns.
On Ms. Melder’s CityEvents.com profile, a talent finder website, she lists herself as being from Dumas, Arkansas with hopes of being a cosmetologists.
Melder is pictured with GOP campaign manager Bill Vickery in the featured image. Vickery managed Tim Hutchinson’s U.S. Senate campaign in 1996.
According to the website for Buzz 103.7 FM, Vickery’s clients have included Former Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazar Bhutto, as well as the nation of Bulgaria.
News media outlets have taken advantage of Petrino’s phone records through the Freedom of Information Act.