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Originally published September 12, 2012 at 10:23a.m., updated September 12, 2012 at 04:57p.m.

Judge refuses to toss sentence of ex-KU official convicted in ticket scandal

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— A federal judge is refusing to throw out the sentence of a former University of Kansas assistant athletics director convicted in a $2 million ticket scalping conspiracy.

U.S. District Judge Monti Belot on Wednesday agreed with prosecutors that Rodney Jones had filed his petition too late.

Belot denied Jone's request without holding a hearing.

Jones is serving a 46-month federal prison sentence in Oklahoma. He was among seven people convicted in a scheme to illegally sell Jayhawk season tickets.

In his filing last month, Jones had claimed his lawyer did a poor job. He had argued his defense attorney prevented him from cooperating with an internal university investigation. Two defendants who did cooperate received probation.

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wildjayhawk 1 year, 7 months ago

KU, drugs, scandal, better flush the whole thing down the drain.

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homechanger 1 year, 7 months ago

So he wants his sentence reduced because his lawyer prevented him from being a bigger rat? After prison he will always be the rat with a "bad" lawyer. What a punk.

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AS 1 year, 7 months ago

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KUSHELLY 1 year, 7 months ago

Wasn't Rodney Jones pretty much the ring leader is this scandel?

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Phoghorn 1 year, 7 months ago

Donde esta Squawkhawk? He should be all over this.

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KEITHMILES05 1 year, 7 months ago

These damn former people of WEF and administration think they are bigger than God. They have no shame. Disgusting.

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HAWKLICIOUS 1 year, 7 months ago

I am guessing that Mr. Jones' filing started with the famous Animal House line -- "Point of parliamentary procedure” – any who – back to work I go!

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jhawkrulz 1 year, 7 months ago

The story that just won't die.

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