IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Two University of Iowa officials were fired Tuesday after being faulted for their response to an alleged sexual assault involving two former football players.
University spokesman Steve Parrott said Phillip Jones and Marcus Mills were fired by school president Sally Mason one day after rejecting her offer for resignations.
The two men faced sharp criticism in an independent review of the university's response to the alleged assault. The review's findings were released last week.
Former Iowa football players Abe Satterfield and Cedric Everson face charges in the sexual assault case, which stems from an incident in October 2007, and are scheduled to stand trial on Nov. 3.
The university received the results of an independent review from a St. Louis-based law firm last week. The report singled out Mills, the school's general counsel, and Jones, the school's vice president for student services, for their actions after the alleged assault.
wed and inadequate, but that there was no attempt to cover up the alleged assault. It cited Jones for denying he knew anything about the case when questioned by the alleged victim's mother, and said he didn't do enough to deter other student-athletes from bullying and threatening the alleged victim after she complained.
The report criticized Mills for holding back documents pertaining to the case from the Board of Regents and for failing to tell the regents about letters to school officials from the alleged victim's mother.
``To date, Mills has failed to provide the Investigators with any adequate response to why such actions occurred,'' the report said.

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