Special Prosecutor Assigned to CU Case

BuffCountry learned Friday morning that a special prosecutor will be appointed to look into allegations surrounding the University of Colorado recruiting scandal. An official announcement is expected from the Governor's office and Attorney General <b>Ken Salazar</b> later today, BuffCountry learned from a source on the condition of anonymity. The news conference has been scheduled in order to "announce significant steps being taken regarding the situation" at the University.

The source failed to describe the nature of the prosecutor's role in the already ongoing investigation and what potential charges will fall under investigation.

University of Colorado spokesman Bob Nero said he was not aware of the pending announcement.

Six women say they were raped by football players or recruits since 2001. Head Coach Gary Barnett was placed on paid administrative for criticizing one them, a former CU football player, after she made the allegation.

The University has established a commission to investigate charges that the football program used sex and alcohol to recruit high school athletes, and revelations that players hired strippers to entertain recruits and that a former CU assistant coach had used a university cell phone to call an escort service.


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