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Colorado investigation continues

Discussion in 'College Football' started by OSUBasketballJunkie, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    this sounds almost unbelievable......:shake:
  2. Taosman

    Taosman Your Cousin In New Mexxico

    Not to wish ill on any program.....but , I'm glad to see the Espin spotlight pointed some place else for awhile!
  3. scooter1369

    scooter1369 HTTR Forever.

    Agreed, but it would be nice to see it stay away from us awhile longer. They only had time for this because there was nothing new from Columbus.
  4. BrutusBobcat

    BrutusBobcat Icon and Entertainer

    Hmmm...maybe they had to do this to compete with the copious amounts of cash and cars recruits were receiving at OHIO STATE???

    (Yes, big huge sarcasm font and all of that. You know that somehow this is Tressel's fault. :shake: )
  5. martinss01

    martinss01 blissfully stupid

    i clearly went to the wrong college...

    i assume mark and trev have already demanded the termination of the head coach and ad at this point.

    for the fans sake i hope that isn't true. going to be a tough one if it is.
  6. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    The Colorado AD last year was Dick Tharp. He hid in the bushes during the months-long media-fest last spring, while Barnett was suspended, and then quietly resigned a couple of months ago.

    Tharp was (and I believe still is) on the Board of Directors for the largest chain of liquor stores in Boulder. His obvious conflict of interest in the alcohol/sex recruiting scandal was given very little attention by the media.

    But now he's gone and a new AD will decide Barnett's fate.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2005
  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    The Colorado president resigned too:

    President Hoffman's Letter of Resignation to the Board of Regents
    March 7, 2005

    To the Board of Regents:

    I have spoken many times about my view of principled leadership. It has become clear to me that, amid the serious matters the University of Colorado now confronts, my role as the leader of the University has become an issue. It appears to me it is in the University's best interest that I remove the issue of my future from the debate so that nothing inhibits CU's ability to successfully create the bright future it so deserves.

    Therefore, I intend to resign my position as President of the University of Colorado effective June 30, 2005 or whenever the Board names a successor.

    This decision enables me to continue to be an advocate for quality public higher education in the State of Colorado and to work even more closely with the Board to resolve the very serious budget matters currently before the state legislature, to resolve the Ward Churchill matter, and to attend to the pending Title IX trial. It further enables us to oversee the first full year of the reforms we implemented regarding the Athletics Department, football recruiting and our alcohol and sexual conduct programs. It also provides time for the Regents and the University to make as orderly and seamless a leadership transition as possible.

    I do not take this step lightly or hastily. I love CU. I have given it my heart and soul these past five years. I deeply appreciate the enormous support and assistance I have received from the students, faculty, administrators, legislature and the larger CU community.

    The controversies we have confronted in the past year have helped clarify a set of values and principles I think are vitally important for the University's future. They are values and principles I personally hold dear. They include:

    • Respect for the individual;
    • Protection of free speech and academic freedom;
    • Fiscal, academic, and behavioral responsibility and accountability;
    • Acting in the best interest of the University, no matter what the pressures;
    • Maintenance of an elected Board of Regents to provide a buffer against the abuse of power;
    • Creation of a vibrant, well-supported public higher education system, because public education is one of the most important sources of upward mobility in our society, providing opportunity for young people of all races and socioeconomic backgrounds.
    To that end, the larger CU agenda is quite clear, and I urge the Regents and my successors to continue to pursue it vigorously. It requires ensuring the financial health of the University; creating and maintaining an environment that is welcoming, tolerant and supportive of all students; stimulating learning, academic excellence and increasing the number of areas in which CU is a true academic leader; maintaining the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior; and rebuilding CU's reputation as the outstanding university that it is.

    It has been my honor and privilege to serve as President of the University of Colorado. We have accomplished great things, the controversies of the past year notwithstanding. Among them are the creation of the Coleman Institute and the molecular biotechnology initiative, the rapid growth of the Fitzsimons campus, gaining enterprise status for CU and all of higher education, consolidation of the Denver and Health Sciences campuses, strengthening the future of the Colorado Springs campus, and creating one of the most productive technology transfer programs in the country. During that time, two faculty members have won Nobel Prizes, four have been awarded MacArthur Genius Awards, and annual research productivity has increased by $100 million.

    Of these achievements we should all be proud.

    I thank you deeply for your past support, and wish CU nothing but the best and brightest future.


    Elizabeth Hoffman
  8. Penguin-BUCK

    Penguin-BUCK Insider

    wow thanks for the 441.

    I mean 411 duh
  9. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

    Head of Colorado panel wants Barnett fired
    3/9/2005, 4:39 p.m. ET
    The Associated Press

    PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A leader of an independent commission that investigated the Colorado football recruiting scandal said the panel was "stabbed in the back" and that coach Gary Barnett should be fired.

    Joyce Lawrence, a former state legislator who was co-chairwoman of the panel, told The Pueblo Chieftain on Tuesday that Barnett and other athletic department officials never revealed the existence of a "slush fund" mentioned in a report by a grand jury that conducted a separate probe.

    "We've been stabbed in the back. They knew what we wanted, but they didn't reveal that to us or to (university president Elizabeth Hoffman) at the time," Lawrence said.

    "Yes, Coach Barnett needs to be replaced," she added. "The football and athletic staff knew the (independent commission) wanted to know about all the money that was going into the program and they never told us about those cash boxes."

    Both the independent commission and the grand jury investigated the football program last year and concluded that some players had arranged sex, drugs and alcohol for visiting athletes who were being recruited for the team.

    The commission, which was appointing by the university's governing Board of Regents, issued a report in May criticizing Hoffman and others for lax oversight but stopping short of calling for anyone to be fired.

    On Monday, Hoffman announced she was stepping down effective June 30 or when a successor is named.

    The grand jury wrapped up its work in August, indicting one low-level university employee on charges of soliciting a prostitute and misusing a school cell phone. It also submitted a report alleging, among other things, that thousands of dollars from Barnett's football camp went into a slush fund stashed in 16 or 17 cash boxes.

    It said the money was made available to Barnett and other athletic department officials.

    The report has not been officially released but was leaked to the media last week.

    Barnett has said he could not comment on the report because of a judge's gag order.
  10. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Judge: CU's response to women seeking info for lawsuit "lousy"

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Lawyers for two women who sued the University of Colorado over their alleged sexual assaults by football players and recruits say the school hid information about two previous assaults.
    The women's attorneys say a football player assaulted a female CU student in October 2001 and another female student attending a party for players and recruits in November 2001, where at least one sexual assault happened. Details remain under court seal.

    "There may be explosive information in those documents," attorney Baine Kerr told U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig Shaffer during a hearing Wednesday on releasing documents scheduled before the women's lawsuit was tossed.

    Shaffer said the university's responses to the plaintiff's efforts to get information about the alleged incidents was "lousy." He said CU lawyers replied to the plaintiffs' requests with "gibberish" and "mumbo-jumbo," failed to make clear what documents existed about the alleged incidents and cited inadequate reasons for withholding the documents from the plaintiffs.

    CU attorney Dan Reilly said the women's attorneys should have pressed for the evidence more aggressively, and sooner.

    "A line was drawn in the sand, and they didn't cross it," Reilly said.

    Shaffer will issue a written ruling later. Shaffer said trying to obtain the information now may be too late because U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn threw out the women's lawsuit. The women are also asking Blackburn to reconsider his decision and reinstate their lawsuit.

    CU lawyers argued that releasing some documents to the women wouldn't be in the public's interest, a claim that Shaffer rejected, and that the state Attorney General's Office claimed control of all documents while it investigated the possibility of pursuing charges.

    Assistant Attorney General Brian Whitney testified that CU lawyers had a letter instructing them to forward the women's request for information. Whitney testified CU lawyers never sent him the requests.

    The women claimed they were sexually assaulted during an alcohol-fueled, off-campus party in December 2001. No criminal sexual assault charges were filed.

    The women's lawsuits, which were consolidated and scheduled for trial May 31 before being thrown out, ignited a football recruiting scandal when a deposition was released last year in which Boulder District Attorney Mary Keenan testified that she believed the football program was using sex and alcohol to entice blue chip recruits.
  11. Crashcup

    Crashcup The Voice of Reason

    As I reported before, everyone else is already gone and Barnett is next. They had nothing to tie him to anything directly and did want/couldn't afford to let him go. After the last 3 weeks fiasco, the house will be swept, now there is a reason and the $$$$ are no longer an issue.

    Remember, Barnet only got suspended because he said Katie Hnida was a piss poor football player and he was right.

    His predecesor was the real POS because he thought having a girl, who had no business on a men's football team would be cool because of the tree huggin rightist and so called "intellectuals" in Boulder.

    That man is non other than "Tricky Ricky Lawyer Neuhimlick."

    Tricky Ricky was CU demise and Barnett never had a chance!

    Any bets on how long that football great footbal legend in his own mind will be with the Ravens?
  12. tedginn05

    tedginn05 Newbie

    After today's 70-3 loss to Texas in the Big 12 Championship Game, the NCAA should be investigating what happened there.:tongue2:
  13. Crashcup

    Crashcup The Voice of Reason

    Yow mean you think Texas paid them off?

    No wonder I can't beat the spread!:wink2:
  14. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    same thing that usually happens in the big 12 ccg
  15. tedginn05

    tedginn05 Newbie

    Yep, Texas paid them off.:stupid:

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