Two KU officials get probation in ticket probe

WICHITA — Two former athletic officials each received two years probation for failing to tell authorities about a $2 million ticket-scalping scheme at the University of Kansas.

U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown today also ordered Brandon Simmons, the former assistant athletic director of sales and marketing, to pay $157,480 in restitution. He ordered Jason Jeffries, former assistant director of ticket operations, to pay $56,000 in restitution.

Simmons struggled to keep from crying as he told the judge he will spend the rest of his life repairing the damage to his name and reputation. He said he made a terrible error in judgment.

Jeffries told the judge he took a wrong turn in his life's path. He said he knows he still has work to do before people trust him again.