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CU Board of regents hands down punishment to athletic staff in Tumpkin investigation

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The CU Board of Regents finalized a series of closed-door meetings on Monday with punishments from CU president Bruce Benson to the athletic staff. Chancellor Phil Distefano received a 10-day suspension and, along with athletic director Rick George and coach Mike MacIntyre, was told to donate $100,000 towards community and campus domestic violence awareness efforts.

All of this stems from external investigation by the law firm of Cozen O’Connor into how Distefano, George and MacIntyre handled the domestic violence allegations against former assistant coach Joe Tumpkin. All three did not informing the OIEC (Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance) during the process, going against CU policy. However, Ken Salazar said in a statement today that the failure to comply was not malicious or devious in any way, just misguided

As for the ongoing discussions regarding MacIntyre’s pending contract extension, the board will wait until Wednesday (6/14) before releasing their decision. MacIntyre’s $16.25 million contract would run through 2021, pending the Regents acceptance. If rejected, MacIntyre’s current contract would expire at the end of the 2017 season.

Tumpkin faces a preliminary hearing on June 22 and If convicted could face between 20-60 years in jail.

The following are statements from Rick George, MIke MacIntyre, and the summary of the disciplinary report. All credit goes to Ryan Koenigsberg for getting these statements: