Improper purchases found in Missouri Athletics Department

Oct 23, 2012

The Missouri Athletics Department is tightening employee use of school-issued credit cards after an audit found a series of improper purchases.

A school spokesman says director of video operations Michael Schumacher repaid about $7,600 for two credit charges from a May 5, 2011 visit to the Olympic Garden strip club. One of the charges included a $2,000 tip on a $4,400 bill.

The audit also flagged nearly $3,000 in charges by former men's basketball director of operations Jeff Daniels, who now works at Arkansas.

Daniels billed the school for two charges of almost $1,500 each at the Vince Young Steakhouse in Austin, Texas. The charges were for a team meal.