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Colorado’s Allen MacKey Suspended

June 20, 2002

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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) _ Allen Mackey, one of four Colorado football players charged with providing alcohol to minors during a Dec. 7 recruiting party, was suspended but will be allowed to play football and attend classes.

Mackey’s suspension and one-year probation, issued Wednesday, will be held in abeyance, meaning it will not be applied unless he gets in trouble again. It lasts until Dec. 21, three weeks after Colorado’s final regular-season football game.

Mackey and teammates Marques Harris, Ron Monteilh and Corey Alexander were charged along with five others for violations of the student code of conduct at the party. Disciplinary decisions for Monteilh and Alexander were expected to be made during hearings by next week.

Harris’ lawyer, Lou Rubino, would not comment on the resolution of Harris’ university charges until the criminal case is settled.

Head coach Gary Barnett declined to comment, citing privacy policies. He did suspend Mackey’s scholarship for this season.

The university punishment is separate from any sentence Mackey would face if convicted in criminal court of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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