More than a half-dozen University of Colorado football players appeared before a grand jury that is investigating the program's sordid recruiting scandal.
The probe is the first indication criminal charges may be filed in a scandal that has already led to sweeping changes in the football program and a scathing review of university leadership. The grand jury has met twice before.
Legal experts have said they think investigators led by the office of Attorney General Ken Salazar are trying to figure out whether university funds were misused. Salazar's office has declined to comment.
Among the eight players appearing Friday were linebacker Chris Hollis, who was suspended in February for taking a recruit to a strip club in Boulder. Wide receiver Dusty Sprague, cornerback Terrence Wheatley, quarterback Brian White, cornerback Vance Washington and placekicker Mason Crosby were also seen going into the hearing room. All except Crosby were present for the last grand jury session June 11th.