Mackey ticketed for driving 91 mph in 65 zone

Updated: August 10, 2004, 5:17 PM ET
Associated Press

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 recruits.

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.


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