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Kansas athletics official admits to stolen ticket scam

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WICHITA, Kan. - A second former University of Kansas athletics official has admitted in court that he knew about a massive scam that involved the sale of stolen tickets to Jayhawks sporting events.

Brandon Simmons, the school's former assistant athletic director for sales in marketing, pleaded guilty Thursday 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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