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06-09-2010, 06:53 PM
KU's review clears Lew Perkins of wrongdoing in loan of athletic equipment
The Kansas City Star
Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced Wednesday night that a university review of allegations against KU athletic director Lew Perkins by a former athletic department employee found no evidence of wrongdoing.

The review, conducted by vice provost Mary Lee Hummert and human resources program director Allen Humphrey, found no evidence of an exchange of exercise equipment for premium men’s basketball tickets between Perkins and now-defunct Medical Outfitters – alleged by former KU sports medicine director William Dent in the Topeka Capital-Journal.

Dent also said he had information about drug-testing irregularities and high-school eligibility questions surrounding current and former KU basketball players. The review found no evidence of those alleged improprieties either.

“Even though we may question the motivations of the source, the allegations were serious enough to warrant a detailed review,” Gray-Little said in a release. “That review has been completed and its results find no evidence to substantiate the allegations that were made.”

Lawrence police are investigating an alleged attempted blackmail of Perkins by Dent, who resigned from KU in 2007. Dent told the Capital-Journal that he wanted Perkins to pay him the cost of storage costs for the exercise equipment, which Perkins gave to Dent in April 2009 for unknown reasons.

Dent’s allegation that Perkins accepted a free loan from a vendor called into question whether Perkins had violated Kansas state ethics laws and Kansas Athletics’ code of business ethics.

The university release said that Hummert and Humphrey interviewed Dent, Perkins and others inside and outside the university. They reviewed seating records and interviewed Kansas Athletics staff and others about the claim that Medical Outfitters co-owners Mark Glass and Patrick Carpenter’s seats improved because of their free loan of exercise equipment to Perkins.

“(Hummert and Humphrey) determined that Medical Outfitters had made an in-kind contribution to Kansas Athletics – not to Perkins – of a whirlpool for use by Kansas Athletics,” the release said. “This gift was inadvertently not credited to Carpenter’s priority points account for the 2004-05 season. When that was rectified the following season, Carpenter’s seats understandably improved.”

With the review complete, Gray-Little expressed the desire to move forward and focus on the problems facing the Big 12.

“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,” Gray-Little said.


the Talking Can
06-09-2010, 06:57 PM
i'm shocked

06-09-2010, 06:59 PM
I'm surprised it took them this long to say this.

06-09-2010, 07:03 PM
The derrick johnson guy should ask him if he'd fire himself

06-09-2010, 07:30 PM
Good. This is NOT the time to fire Lew... not with a whirlwind of shit going down in Big 12 land. lol

Saul Good
06-09-2010, 07:39 PM
You mean KU doesn't want to implicate their AD while all of the conference realignment shakes out? I'm shocked.

06-09-2010, 08:13 PM
To the whirlpools ...

Saul Good
06-09-2010, 08:14 PM
To the MWC

Tactical Funky
06-09-2010, 08:15 PM
Dent is a lowlife and full of shit. Everyone who knows him realizes he's a scumbag who'll say anything to stir the pot.

06-09-2010, 08:22 PM
Sorry Mu and KSU fans....

Tiger's Fan
06-09-2010, 08:37 PM
To the MWC

Missery? You hope to do as well as the MWC.

06-09-2010, 10:39 PM
So goes the credibility of all the "Lew will be gone by the end of the week" prognosticators.

06-09-2010, 10:59 PM
What a relief. I'm sure now that's over the Pac 10 and Big 10 will come asking for KU to join their conferences.