Former MSU Coach Terminated 09 May 13

The former head football coach for MSU-Mankato who was cleared of child pornography charges has had his employment with the university terminated. Todd Hoffner is no longer on the MSU payroll, and a university spokesperson says it is a “private personnel matter.” Hoffner was charged with possession of child pornography last August after school officials found videos of his naked children on his work-issued cellphone. A judge cleared him of the charges in November, ruling that the short videos of his children acting silly after a bath were not child porn and showed nothing illegal. After the criminal case was dismissed, MSU officials removed Hoffner as head football coach and reassigned him to an administrative role. He was let go from that position this week.