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Colorado delays approval of coach Mike McIntyre's extension

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Football coach Mike MacIntyre's $16.25 million contract extension is being held up as the University of Colorado looks into his handling of domestic abuse allegations levied against a former assistant coach.

The Board of Regents was scheduled to review MacIntyre's new deal this week, but will wait until the next board meeting in April.

MacIntyre is coming off a turnaround season that netted him several Coach of the Year honors and an extension through 2021.

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However, he's come under scrutiny over the way he handled accusations against former secondary coach Joe Tumpkin, who is facing several charges of felony assault. Tumpkin resigned last month.

A recent statement from Chancellor Philip DiStefano indicated the coach and athletic director learned of the allegations in mid-December, but Tumpkin still coached during the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29.

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