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Parents offended by governor's comments

Updated: May 17, 2004, 11:54 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- The mothers of three University of Colorado football players asked Gov. Bill Owens to apologize Monday for calling the school's football recruiting scandal an embarrassment to the state.

The parents had a closed-door, hour-long meeting with the governor, telling him the school needs support.

"Unjust comments made by you stating that the football program is an embarrassment to the entire state of Colorado have hurt us deeply. We would like you to reconsider your statement ...

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