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Louisville football places TE coach Chris Klenakis on administrative leave after DUI arrest

Klenakis was arrested with a blood alcohol level of .165, more than twice the legal limit in Kentucky.

Michelle Hutchins

Louisville tight ends coach Chris Klenakis has been placed on administrative leave following a weekend arrest for DUI. Jason Riley of WDRB was the first to report the news on Klenakis’ arrest.

Klenakis was pulled over in Shelbyville around 1 a.m. Sunday morning after an officer observed him swerving while driving through a construction zone on 64 West. His blood alcohol level was .165, which is more than twice the legal limit in Kentucky. Klenakis was ultimately charged with reckless driving, wanton endangerment, DUI and possession of alcohol.

“Coach Klenakis approached me this morning and informed me of the situation that occurred over the weekend,” Bobby Petrino said in a statement. “I informed our administration and Coach Klenakis was placed on an administrative leave of absence effective immediately. There are high standards in our program for our coaching staff and we must adhere to those standards on a daily basis.”

Klenakis joined the Louisville staff in 2014 as Petrino’s offensive line coach. He moved to tight ends coach last season after Petrino brought Mike Summers back to guide the offensive line.