BOULDER, Colo. -- Two Colorado players were cited for
underage drinking and a third was ticketed for speeding after they
were stopped in a car going 91 mph in a 65 mph zone.
Alonzo Barrett, 19, a freshman defensive end, and Gerett Burl,
20, a sophomore cornerback, were cited for drinking violations on
Thursday, according to a Boulder County sheriff's report. Burl
turned 21 the next day.
The driver, sophomore wide receiver Blake Mackey, was issued a
summons for speeding.
Burl told the arresting deputy he had been issued a ticket for
underage drinking last year, the report said.
The arrests came as Colorado tries to recover from accusations
that sex and alcohol were used to recruit athletes to the football
program. Three women have filed lawsuits alleging they were raped
at or just after a 2001 party attended by football players and
In April, the university toughened its administrative penalties
for alcohol violations, calling for suspensions after two
violations, rather than three.
Coaches will review the sheriff's report and talk to Barrett,
Burl and the arresting deputy before deciding what action the
players might face, Colorado spokesman Dave Plati said Tuesday.
Mackey won't face team discipline for the speeding ticket, Plati said.