Louisville coach Bobby Petrino says Twitter account was hacked

Thursday August 11th, 2016

Louisville head football coach Bobby Petrino issued a statement on Thursday morning saying his Twitter account was hacked.

Petrino’s official Twitter account, @CoachPetrinoUL, liked a tweet from an account that posts adult material.

“I was alerted this morning that there was inappropriate material on my official Twitter account,” Petrino said in a statement. “While the account is generally under my supervision, there are multiple people, and possibly an unauthorized user, who have access to my account. We’ve always taken the appropriate steps to make sure our official social media accounts are secure and are we taking measures to make sure this situation never happens again.”

Petrino is in his second stint as coach of Louisville. He coached there from 2003 to ’06 before leaving to become the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

He also coached at Arkansas for four years before he was fired in 2012 for failing to disclose an inappropriate relationship with a female staffer.

After spending one season at Western Kentucky, he was re-hired at Louisville in January 2014 and signed a seven-year, $30.6 million contract extension earlier this year. Petrino has a 17–9 record in the past two seasons.

–Scooby Axson

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