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A&M athletics CFO Jeff Toole calls Loftin names online
Jeff Toole, who graduated from A&M in 1980, called Loftin a "putz" and "underqualified puppet" in posts he made under the alias "UtayAg.
posts were researched by a poster called "iPanic" who discovered that UtayAg had identified himself as the CFO of the A&M
athletic department in a previous post.
The revelation by "iPanic" Tuesday on TexAgs
was first reported by the Houston Chronicle
"I was posting what I thought was an anonymous opinion," Toole
told the paper in admitting to the actions.
did post more comments on TexAgs
on Tuesday, but they could only be seen by those with a paid subscription.
"I do want the conspiracy theorists to know, however, that the opinion expressed was mine and not that of the [athletic director] or the department," he
"Nor do my personal opinions affect my work or the quality thereof."
was hired in July 2009 to help the department tighten up expenses while paying back a $16 million loan.
is making $200,000 a year according to Texas Tribune's listing of salaries for state employees.
, when contacted late Tuesday afternoon, reiterated that the matter was an internal personnel one for A&M
, and he
had no comment to a series of questions, including if he
would be back at work on Wednesday.
told the Chronicle that he
made posts as a "fan and donor."
Toole made three posts on June 28 about Jay Kimbrough possibly being named interim chancellor.
Later, Toole added that nothing had been quick about naming Kimbrough: "Be a frigging president or clear out.
fired back after another poster asked him to back off of Loftin: "Absolutely not. [The] guy is a putz.
Why would you feel differently?"
Toole also commented during a forum on the contract of A&M head football coach Mike Sherman on Oct. 1: "I have to admit that the stupidity on this board always brings me back to the point that I know I'm not the dumbest [expletive] out there."
Comments by posters ranged from supporting to firing Toole
Toole, however, wasn't with the department when the problems occurred and his hiring was a step forward, said Catherine Smock, the A&M System's chief internal auditor, who presented the key findings in the audit to the regents.
"I think I have done a good job," Toole
said Tuesday on TexAgs
admitted on TexAgs
that it may be the most costly mistake of his
"I do of course fear that I will not long be employed," he