BOULDER, Colo. -- A former University of Colorado football
recruiting assistant accused of soliciting a prostitute is
scheduled to appear in Boulder County Court on Tuesday.
Nathan Maxcey, 28, was the only person indicted after a state
grand jury ended its investigation earlier this month into
allegations that the CU football program used sex and alcohol to
entice promising recruits.
Maxcey, who now lives in Texas, surrendered to Boulder County
authorities Thursday and was released on $5,000 bond that prohibits
him from leaving the state. Deputy District Attorney Pete Maguire
said Maxcey has a court hearing Tuesday to ask permission to return
He is scheduled to enter a plea Sept. 9.
Maxcey is charged with misdemeanor solicitation for prostitution
and two felonies: embezzlement of public property and theft, both
related to allegations he used a school cell phone to call a dating
Attorney General Ken Salazar asked the grand jury to investigate
allegations about the football program. He said last week that
other matters relating to the investigation were still pending, but
Pasha Cowan, the manager of a now-defunct escort service, said
Maxcey paid her $2,500 in the fall of 2002 for three call girls to
visit "very young, very athletic men" at two Boulder-area hotels.
Maxcey has said he called the service only for himself. He is
accused of accumulating $1,043 in charges on his university-issued
cell phone in 90 calls totaling nearly 100 hours to a dating chat
The football recruiting scandal erupted early this year after
depositions in a lawsuit against the school were released. Boulder
County District Attorney Mary Keenan said in a deposition in a
lawsuit by Lisa Simpson that she believes the football program uses
sex and alcohol-fueled parties to interest recruits in attending
Simpson is one of three women suing the school, claiming they
were raped during or after an off-campus party attended by football
players and recruits in December 2001.
No sexual assault charges have ever been filed, but the
allegations led to investigations by an independent commission,
university officials and the grand jury.