Texas Longhorns and former Louisville Cardinals head football coach Charlie Strong was reportedly subpoenaed by the attorney of a Louisville trustee who was in the midst of divorce proceedings.
On Feb. 20, WDRB.com's Jason Riley reported that Jonathan Blue's attorney, Ann Oldfather, requested the subpoena for Strong, who will serve as a witness to his wife Tracy Blue's "repeated behavior and activities that are inconsistent with being a role model and responsible caretaker" as Jonathan Blue seeks sole custody of the couple's two daughters.
Along with requests for the subpoena, a motion filed on Feb. 19 reportedly asked Strong to turn over his cell phones "for the purpose of downloading all text messages," along with a watch, clothing and jewelry Tracy Blue gifted to Strong.
According to Riley, "The motion also requests Strong's calendars from 2012 to present and all records of his air travel, including tickets and flight confirmations."
Strong provided a statement on the matter on Feb. 21 (via William Wilkerson of HornsDigest.com):
I was recently given information regarding a marital dispute between a couple I know in Louisville. I'm not a party to their divorce and have received no court order in this case. I certainly respect the legal system and if I do receive a court order, I will review it and respond then. Since this is a legal case, it wouldn't be appropriate for me to say anything further at this time. I do want Longhorn fans and supporters to know that this will not affect my focus in any way. My number one priority is getting this team ready to compete at the highest level. We are doing that now and will continue to do so.
Texas athletic director Mike Perrin also released a statement regarding the news on Feb. 21 (via Chuck Carlton of the Dallas Morning News):
I’ve spoken with Charlie about the recent media reports and he will keep me apprised of the situation. I am confident Charlie will remain focused on moving the Longhorns forward. He is doing an outstanding job as our head coach and I continue to support those efforts as he prepares for the 2016 season.
Tracy and Jonathan Blue had reportedly been married since 1998, but an affidavit revealed that Jonathan moved out of the couple's home in November.