Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Used phones sold with coaches' data
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Missouri athletics
department is changing its procedures after selling a box of old
cell phones that included old text messages and contact numbers.
Mike Bellman paid $190 for 25 phones. They included text
messages to and from basketball coach Mike Anderson, football coach
Gary Pinkel and Athletics Director Mike Alden. E-mails and contact
numbers were also on the phones.
The university offered to buy them back, but Bellman said he
hoped to sell them to a sports collector. Bellman did not
immediately return calls and e-mails from The Associated Press on
Athletics department spokesman Chad Moller says all information
will now be wiped out of phones before they are discarded.