John Junker entered the plea in Phoenix for his role in soliciting political contributions from Fiesta Bowl employees.
More than two dozen Arizona politicians who received free game tickets or trips from the Fiesta Bowl will not face criminal charges, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
The NCAA placed the bowl on a year's probation and the BCS fined it $1 million dollars after the scandal.
The Fiesta Bowl is asking 31 Arizona politicians who received free trips or game tickets to repay more than $160,000.
The troubled Fiesta Bowl has hired University of Arizona President Robert Shelton as executive director to replace the ousted John Junker.
The Fiesta Bowl wants U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl to return thousands of dollars in campaign contributions that the bowl reimbursed employees and their families for making.
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is assembling a team of prosecutors to investigate elected officials who took potentially improper gifts from the Fiesta Bowl.
The four at one point reportedly had close ties to ousted Chief Executive John Junker.
The future of the Fiesta Bowl as a top tier game in the BCS was discussed Thursday in New Orleans. ESPN's Joe Schad attended a meeting there and talked to "Now@9".
The NCAA is delaying its decision on whether to continue sanctioning the Fiesta Bowl until later this year, saying it needs time to gather information on how the event will be managed in the future.
Senate President Russell Pearce says he's sending the Fiesta Bowl a $272 check to cover the costs of game tickets for which he cannot find receipts or other verification that he already paid.
Arizona legislators who took cross-country trips and accepted free game tickets from the Fiesta Bowl soon will get reimbursement invoices.
The State Bar of Arizona says it's investigating former state Attorney General Grant Woods and the Fiesta Bowl's ex-lawyer and chief lobbyist for their work at the bowl.
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