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Arbitrator: Mankato university wrong to fire coach

April 10, 2014
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An arbitrator says Minnesota State University, Mankato, was wrong to fire football coach Todd Hoffner and he should be reinstated.

Hoffner was charged in 2012 with two child pornography counts after he recorded videos of his children dancing naked. The charges were dismissed after a judge found the videos were innocent.

Hoffner was fired last May for reasons that weren't disclosed at the time.

The Mankato Free Press reports ( ) an arbitrator says the university had no grounds to fire Hoffner. The ruling says the decision to fire Hoffner was made after pornography was found on his work computer, but Hoffner denied it and others had access to the computer, so there's no proof.

Minnesota State, Mankato, and Hoffner didn't immediately return messages.

Hoffner is head coach at Minot State.


Information from: The Free Press,



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