Rodney Jones resigns as director of KU’s Williams Fund (updated)

Update (12 p.m. April 22): The Lawrence Journal-World reports that David Freeman, the Lawrence developer sentenced today to 18 months in prison for a bribery case, answered questions by authorities leading to the investigation of the University of Kansas’ athletic ticket office. The LJW quotes Carl Cornwell, Freeman’s attorney, who says Freeman got “screwed” in the sentencing.

Another high ranking official is out at the University of Kansas.


Jones, who had been on administrative leave of absence since early March, has resigned as assistant athletic director in charge of the Williams

Educational Fund — the place where Jayhawk donors give money to get the

best possible season tickets — according to a statement on KU Athletics’ Web site.

Jones handing in his resignation follows the exit of associate athletic

director Ben

Kirtland earlier this month. This all comes as the feds investigate whether

NCAA Tournament tickets and maybe Kansas men’s basketball season ticket packages were illegally taken from the

university and sold through outside ticket brokers (the university has also hired an outside firm to conduct an internal review).

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