Skip to main content

Former Hill-Murray coach Mauer apologizes after prostitution charge

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Former Hill-Murray head football coach Mark Mauer has apologized in a KARE 11 interview after he was arrested in a prostitution sting at a Fridley hotel in February.

Prosecutors dropped misdemeanor charges against the 54-year-old this week. As part of the deal, he's required to take an eight-hour class on sex trafficking and pay $500 court fees.

In the new interview, Mauer says he had left the hotel room after just a few minutes, that he changed his mind and did not have sex with or pay the prostitute. Still, he admits he went there with that intention.

"I made a bad decision and I will have to live with it for the rest of my life," Mauer said.

Mauer resigned not long after the sting, after his first year of coaching.

Mauer, of Woodbury, the cousin of Twins catcher Joe Mauer, was among 19 cited in the two-day sting in Fridley.

Next Up

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves survive Knicks' second-half barrage to get back to .500

Karl-Anthony Towns' lay-in helped Minnesota get a win in The Garden.

FLickr - crime scene tape do not crozz

Charges: MN teen shot mom after dispute over meth

The girl's mother said there had been a dispute over methamphetamine.

bad roads, blizzard

No travel advised: High winds, whiteout conditions in NW MN

Zero visibility in parts of greater Minnesota Tuesday night.

holy angels high school j nelson

Update: Holy Angels evacuated over bomb threat, school says

Someone left a voicemail early Tuesday suggesting there was an explosive device.

radio station, microphone

Convicted stalker charged with harassment of another DJ at The Current

He pleaded guilty to similar charges involving the DJ's colleague back in 2015.

Mall of America exterior Tyler Vigen Wikimedia COmmons

10 new shops, food stops at Mall of America

Donuts, K-fashion, model cars — the new tenants cover a lot of bases.

Gophers basketball

Gophers fall below roster minimum, postpone Penn State game

It is "due to internal COVID-19 protocols within the Golden Gopher program."

Raheem Morris

Report: Vikings request interview with Rams' Raheem Morris

Morris was once the youngest head coach in the NFL at 33 years old.

train crossing S Boardman Ave, New York Mills, Minnesota - August 2013 crop GSV

Sheriff: Drunk driver crashed trying to 'beat the train'

The BNSF train slammed into the side of the driver's car.

ambulance

Man run over after parking dispute leads to road rage crash

The two groups fought about parking prior to the crash.

hwy 41 engler boulevard crash crop

Deadly crash shuts down small stretch of Chaska highway for hours

A driver crossed over the center median and hit another vehicle.

covid test 6

You can now order 4 free at-home COVID tests from the government

Tests will ship for free within 7-12 days, according to the White House.

Related

Man, 36, charged with having sex with prostituted minors at Twin Cities hotel

A 36-year-old Elko man is facing four counts of engaging in prostitution with minors after he allegedly met two girls, ages 16 and 17, at an Eagan motel for sex. Mickey Albert Cupkie admitted Thursday that he used his smartphone at his St. Paul job to look up the minors on a web site.