A judge has refused to give a former University of Kansas athletics official an extra 30 days before starting his prison term for taking part in a $2 million ticket scalping conspiracy.
Rodney Jones had requested the delay so he could have orthopedic surgery.
U.S. District Judge Wesley Brown denied the request Friday without comment. Jones has been ordered to start serving a 46-month sentence at the federal prison in El Reno, Okla., on May 2.
The former KU assistant athletics director pleaded guilty in January to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States. He was among several athletics department officials charged in the unlawful sales of men's basketball and football tickets to brokers and other outside parties.
Jones also was ordered to pay $1.3 million in restitution