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Aug. 21: University Statement
Statement from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office, 8-21-2012
Mankato, Minn. – Earlier today, the Blue Earth County Sheriff announced that Minnesota State University, Mankato head football coach Todd Hoffner is facing possible criminal charges. Questions regarding any law enforcement actions should be referred to the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Department.
Hoffner has been on leave from his coaching position since Friday, August 17, 2012. A university investigation against Mr. Hoffner is pending. The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act prohibits the University from disclosing further information concerning the pending matter.
The University’s top priority is ensuring the safety and well-being of its students, program participants, and the community. The University is not aware of any allegations affecting university students or program participants.
Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system.