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Petrino stands by team, denies claims

Idaho coach Paul Petrino joined his players in completely dismissing the allegations presented via an anonymous email from an unidentified individual claiming to be a member of the Vandal football team. "It's an email sent by someone who wouldn't sign their name, Petrino said Tuesday when asked about the email sent out Monday to members of the UI team and local media. The email, written by an individual using the screen name "Joe Adams" (there's no such player on the team roster), raises several accusations against Petrino, including excessive vulgar verbal reprimanding, unequal treatment and NCAA practice violations (holding more practices than allowed). The Daily News has reached out to the anonymous sender, but the individual has chosen not to identify themselves "so I don't lose my scholarship." Petrino said Tuesday that he does not believe the email was written by a member of his team/Michael-Shawn Dugar, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. More here.

Question: Do you think a player wrote this email?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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