Paul Petrino addresses report about incident with media

Idaho head coach Paul Petrino issued a statement addressing a reportedly ugly incident involving a member of the media.

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The Idaho football program was a topic of national discussion this past week. Unfortunately for the Vandals, the publicity was not of the flattering kind. 

Michael-Shawn Dugar, a reporter for the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, published a story late last week that detailed an incident he claimed he had with Idaho coach Paul Petrino. According to Dugar, he was angrily confronted by Petrino at the end of Wednesday’s practice. The Vandals’ coach was reportedly upset with the reporter over a piece that was published questioning his team’s vertical passing attack. 

From the report:

Petrino is facing heavy criticism from the college football world. He addressed the report via a statement released Thursday. Petrino apologized for his actions but denies having to be “restrained” by one of his assistants.

The full statement from Rob Spear and Paul Petrino, via the Lewiston Tribune’s Theo Lawson:

Idaho opens its 2015 season Sept. 3 against Ohio

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