CU Sex Scandal

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Governor Owens says it's too early to determine if further action should be taken against University of Colorado head football coach Gary Barnett.

Owens spoke to members of the Colorado Press Association this afternoon at the governor's mansion.

CU President Elizabeth Hoffman placed Barnett on paid administrative leave last night over remarks he made about a former football player.

On Tuesday, Barnett referred to former placekicker Katie Hnida as an "awful'' and ``terrible'' player. Hnida alleges in a Sports Illustrated article that she was raped by a teammate in 2000.

Owens called this a ``sad time'' for the school, and said he's concerned about the long-term impact the current problems will have on the university.