Todd Hoffner, MSU-Mankato football coach, arrested for 'use of minors in a sex performance'

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Hoffner during better times (left), and being booked into jail yesterday (right).
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Todd Hoffner is an accomplished football coach whose side interests including spending time with his wife and three kids, and, allegedly, possessing and possibly being involved in the production of child porn.

Hoffner, head football coach at MSU-Mankato since 2008, was arrested by Blue Earth County Deputies and hauled to jail around noon yesterday. He has not yet been formally charged, but the Star Tribune reports he was being held on suspicion of "use of minors in a sexual performance" and possessing child pornography.

Things started to smell fishy last Friday, when Hoffner, 46, was escorted off the field during practice. He was quickly placed on paid administrative leave. When reporters went to his house over the weekend to ask him about what's going on, he refused to comment, but the mystery was resolved yesterday.

Hoffner, by all accounts, has done a good job turning around MSU's football program. From ESPN:
He led the team to the playoffs in 2008 and 2009, and a share of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference title in 2011.

He has a 34-13 record at Minnesota State, Mankato, and was named NSIC coach of the year in 2009. He was previously the offensive coordinator at the University of South Dakota.
Hoffner has a salary of about $101,000 and remains on leave. Offensive coordinator Aaron Keen is running the team in the coach's absence.

Thus far, few details about the specifics of the allegations against Hoffner have emerged. We'll fill you in if/when charges are filed.


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alliciamarie
alliciamarie

WTF is all up with all of these sick fucks?

guest
guest

the videos he made were with his OWN kids too, all under the age of 10

 

he taped them on his university-provided cellphone then brought the phone into the IT department at MNSU for repairs, the IT worker told him he would recover the images and photos on the phone and put them onto the re-booted phone and in the process of doing this discovered the videos and called police

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

Here's what I find shocking and appalling about this story.  This dude Hoffner is making $101,000 a year to coach Football at Mankato State?  For Real?  The average full-time worker in America makes about $33,000.  The median household income in the USA is about $48,000, no matter how many workers generate that total.  This clown makes 3 times the average salary, 2 times the average household income, to coach football at some rinky-dink state school nobody ever heard of?  A place that renamed itself "Minnesota State" to capitalize on a temporarily popular sitcom?

Alex Anderson
Alex Anderson

Why the fuck does a coach need a $100,000+ a year salary?

redrock435
redrock435

 @guest I surely hope your full of it. Bad enough with any kid but to sexual abuse your own kid is beyond sick!

Hannelly
Hannelly

 @swmnguy His salary is definitely the most shocking and appalling part of this story.  Way more horrible than the child raping and child porn making. 

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

 @Hannelly Please do read the article.  He is not accused of raping his children.  He is not accused of "making child porn," as most people would understand that phrase.  He is accused of taking videos of his children naked.  The rest is very subjective descriptions issued by the District Attorney's office.  I'm not saying Hoffner is innocent.  I wouldn't know.  I do know that District Attorneys looking to make a sensational case will use lurid descriptions of things many people would not consider so horrible themselves.  I know that D.A.'s are permitted, for some reason, to use the media to make inflammatory allegations they may or may not even introduce in court, to taint the jury pool and put pressure on defendants to make plea bargains even in the absence of evidence or guilt.  

 

Hoffner may be very, very guilty of very, very bad things.  This story, and the D.A.'s sensational press releases, can not be taken at face value as proof of is guilt.  Not in the United States of America, anyway.

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