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ACC Assistant Coach Placed On Leave Following A DUI

A general view of Louisville's football stadium.

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 07: A general view of the stadium during the Louisville Cardinals game against the Syracuse Orange at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

For college football programs, there's never a good time for one of your coaches to get a DUI. Right before the season is exceptionally not ideal.

Louisville tight ends coach Chris Klenakis has been put on administrative leave after being arrested for DUI over the weekend, according to The arrest occurred in Shelbyvile, Ky. early Sunday morning.

Klenakis was reportedly stopped around 1 a.m. Sunday. He was allegedly driving drunk through a construction zone where personnel were working.

Klenakis' reported blood alcohol level was .165. He was charged with reckless driving, wanton endangerment, DUI and possession of alcohol.


Klenakis was swerving on Interstate 64 West, almost striking a barrier wall multiple times and driving though a construction zone where several employees were working, according to an arrest citation by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.

Klenakis refused to cooperate and nearly walked in front of a truck before deputies grabbed him while he was doing a field sobriety test, the citation says.

Klenakis has been a member of the Louisville staff since 2014. He coached the offensive line before being moved to tight ends last season.

Louisville opens its 2018 season against Alabama on Sept. 1.