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Ethics board votes to end 'celebrity' policy on deals

Updated: June 20, 2005, 3:21 PM ET
Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The University of Connecticut's coaches should be treated no differently than other state employees when it comes to enforcing the state's ethics rules on gifts and outside work, the state Ethics Commission ruled Monday.

The decision ends a policy that allowed "celebrity" state employees to bypass rules governing the conduct of Connecticut state employees.

The decision will allow the coaches to keep their previously approved endorsement deals, but subjects future ...

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