Update (3:44 p.m. June 10): Guess Kansas A.D. Lew Perkins is out at Kansas -- but not until the end of the 2010-11 school year. That's what the Lawrence Journal-World is reporting.
Original story (10:41 a.m. June 10): An internal University of Kansas review found cleared grumpy old man and Kansas athletics director Lew Perkins of accusations that he traded preferred seating at sporting events for exercise equipment.
Former athletics department employee William Dent claimed Perkins
was swapping favorable seating to the co-owners of Medical Outfitters, Patrick
Carpenter and Mark
Glass, in exchange for pricey exercise equipment. Later, Dent told
Capital-Journal that he wanted to "screw with" Perkins.
The investigators' review showed Medical Outfitters had given a Solaris Series Dynatron 709 to Kansas Athletics -- not to Perkins -- and Carpenter didn't
even get credit for it toward his 2004-05 season tickets. Kansas
Athletics made up for it the next year.
The university says Dent talked with investigators but "refused to
provide specific information regarding his allegation of drug-testing
policy irregularities and refused to provide the names of
student-athletes he claimed were ineligible."
The review didn't find any evidence of drug-testing
irregularities or ineligible student-athletes.
Police Department is conducting an investigation of
Doesn't sound like Perkins' job is in
"I have full confidence in Lew and his ability to focus on what is best
for our student-athletes and the University of Kansas in the days
ahead," chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little
said in a statement.
Earlier this week, Perkins became testy
with KSHB Channel 41's Amy