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ACC Coach Pleads Guilty To 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)

In late August, just ahead of the beginning of the college football season, Louisville tight ends coach Chris Klenakis was charged with DUI.

He was placed administrative leave after the charge came down, and has not coached this year. Now, he has plead guilty.


A University of Louisville assistant football coach pleaded guilty Thursday to DUI and wanton endangerment.

Chris Klenakis, 50, will spend four days in jail, pay a $728 fine, have his license suspended for 30 days and will be on probation for two years.

He was arrested last month on I-64 in Shelbyville. Police say his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit when he drove through a construction zone.

Chris Klenakis is suspended for the rest of the season after the guilty plea.

Bobby Petrino previously announced that decision on the tight ends coach.

Klenakis has been on staff at Louisville since 2014, when Bobby Petrino took back over. He previously served on staff under Petrino during his first stint at Louisville from 2003-06, as well as with the Atlanta Falcons, and at Arkansas and Western Kentucky.