CU Sex Scandal

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Boulder District Attorney Mary Keenan says she wants the University of Colorado to try to settle federal lawsuits filed by three women who say they were raped by football players or recruits.

Keenan says the university could then immediately begin working on how to deal with acquaintance rape problems at C-U and within the Buffaloes' athletic department.

Lisa Simon, a spokeswoman for one of the women, said she was open to settlement negotiations but had not heard from university attorneys. Attorneys for the two other women did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Keenan announced last week she was reopening the criminal investigation into the women's claim that they were raped at or after an off-campus recruiting party in December 2001.