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Kansas regents defer to chancellor on Perkins

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Two Kansas Board of Regents members say they'll defer to the University of Kansas' chancellor as she deals with issues surrounding athletics director Lew Perkins.

Regents Jill Docking and Gary Sherrer said Thursday that they trust Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little to make sound judgments.

Sherrer said it's premature to discuss who should stay or go at the department. The board oversees state universities.

Gray-Little has ordered an investigation of Perkins' acceptance of thousands of dollars of exercise equipment in 2005.

An ex-athletics department employee has accused Perkins of taking the equipment in exchange for giving the company's co-owners access to premium basketball tickets -- which he denies.

Newspaper reports say Perkins paid $5,000 in April as rent -- after the equipment was removed from his home.

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