Colo. Players’ Scholarships Revoked
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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) _ Four Colorado football players had their scholarships revoked after attending an off-campus recruiting party that was the center of a rape investigation.
University spokesman David Plati confirmed Saturday that coach Gary Barnett revoked the scholarships of Marques Harris and three other players. Plati declined to identify the other players.
``That’s worth $10,000. That’s a severe penalty,″ Plati said.
Plati said Barnett informed the players of his decision to revoke the scholarships in late January and February.
On Friday, Harris, Allen Mackey, Ron Monteilh and Corey Alexander were charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The four are accused of giving alcohol to visiting high school recruits they were assigned to supervise. Monteilh also was charged with distributing marijuana, said his attorney, Stephan Wall.
The players’ attorneys have said the men deny wrongdoing.
The charges stem from an off-campus party in December where a woman said she was raped. Last week, prosecutors decided against pursuing rape charges.