Just when you thought high school students had burnt through all possible ways to get out of a day of school, someone went and made a threat to Trinity High School in Louisville and used Jeff Brohm’s decision to stay at Purdue as the reason behind the threat. We’re talking about a high school that’s 12.5 miles from Papa John’s Stadium where Jeff WILL NOT be coaching the Cardinals. We’re also talking about the high school Jeff Brohm attended.
That’s right the school will be closed over the Twitter threat.
According to a release on the school’s website, the threat was made “due to Jeff Brohm deciding to remain at Purdue.” Brohm was a star quarterback at Trinity before playing at the University of Louisville and in the NFL.
St. Matthews Police said someone made a threat on Twitter on Wednesday evening to burn down the school because of Brohm’s decision. Police are investigating the threat, the release says, and classes are canceled and offices are closed.
It’s unknown whether the person who made the threat is a Trinity student.
Here are the details behind Jeff staying at Purdue where he’s pretty much flush with cash thanks to the B1G Network and the school dumping tons of money into the program.
Brohm, who played quarterback for the Cardinals and grew up in Louisville, said in a statement Wednesday that although “going home was very appealing and meaningful to me, the timing was not ideal.”
Brohm received a sweetened deal from Purdue, with a source telling ESPN’s Chris Low that he now will make well over $5 million annually (including incentives and bonuses). By comparison, the new deal Brohm received in April took his base salary to $3.8 million this year.
Brohm met with Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra on Tuesday and had been considered a front-runner for the Cardinals’ coaching job since Bobby Petrino‘s firing earlier this month.
That’s right, Jeff got a pay raise just to stay at Purdue. Now before you think this guy is all about the money, keep in mind that he still drives a 2004 Honda Accord. That’s how bad Louisville is right now. Jeff didn’t even want to go back and save his school. That’s a sign that your school is officially down and out when the guy who doesn’t necessarily care about money thinks you’re that big of a dumpster fire.
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