CU Sex Scandal

By: Ap
By: Ap

Police in Boulder, Colorado, say they're investigating whether a woman was raped by a University of Colorado football player after leaving a bar in 2002. It's the seventh allegation of its kind to surface since 1997.

Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner calls this a ``particularly brutal case.'' The alleged victim said she was sodomized.

The university football program is at the center of a scandal concerning accusations that recruits were lured to Boulder with sex and alcohol. The scandal may end up costing coach Gary Barnett his job.

Three women have sued the school in federal court, saying they were raped by football athletes in 2001 and the university did nothing after a high school student accused a player of rape in 1997.

In the past few weeks, three more cases have been disclosed. In one case, former Colorado player Katie Hnida (NY'-da), a placekicker, says she was raped by a teammate in 2000.

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