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Two Football Players Sentenced

August 9, 2002

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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) _ Two Colorado football players pleaded guilty Thursday to providing alcohol to a minor and were given 18-month deferred sentences.

Marques Harris and Corey Alexander also must perform 36 hours of community service and submit to random drug tests, prosecutor Pete Maguire said.

They pleaded to misdemeanor charges stemming from an off-campus recruiting party on Dec. 7.

Felony charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor were dropped because the players are young with no significant criminal history, Maguire said.

Harris, a defensive end, and Alexander, a wide receiver, are both juniors. They remain on the team, school spokesman Dave Plati said.

Two other players, Allen Mackey and Ron Monteihl, face charges stemming from the party.

Monteihl, a redshirt freshman last season, will be in court Aug. 23, and Mackey, s sophomore cornerback, will appear in court Aug. 30. Both remain on the team.

Harris’ attorney said his athletic scholarship was revoked. Plati confirmed Colorado revoked the scholarships of four players, including Harris, but he would not identify the other three.

A Colorado student alleged she was raped at the party, but prosecutors said they did not have enough evidence to file charges.

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