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Second former KU athletic official pleads guilty

WICHITA — A second former University of Kansas athletics official has admitted in court that he knew about a massive scam involving tickets to sporting events.

Brandon Simmons, the school's former assistant athletic director for sales in marketing, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Wichita to one count of misprision of a felony. It is the same charge his former colleague, Jason Jeffries, pleaded guilty to on Wednesday.

Simmons was charged with knowing about the theft and sale of at least $1 million worth of tickets and concealing it from authorities.

He remains free on his own recognizance. His sentencing was set for Sept. 29.

Jeffries, the school's former assistant director of ticket operations, also will be sentenced that day.

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