Accused Coach’s Wife Speaks 28 Aug 12

The wife of suspended MSU-Mankato Head Football Coach Todd Hoffner spoke out on Monday concerning the child pornography accusations against her husband, calling them “ridiculous and baseless.” Melodee Hoffner says “My family does what every family does: We take videos and pictures of our kids in all their craziness.” She also says that she’s a licensed school counselor and is fully aware of the signs of children who have been abused — and says their children have not been exploited or abused. 46-year-old Todd Hoffner was charged with possession of pornography involving minors and using minors in a sexual performance after a university IT employee discovered videos depicting three naked children on the coach’s phone earlier this month. He is on administrative leave, and will be back in court October 30th.