BOULDER, Colo. -- A former University of Colorado recruiting
aide charged with soliciting a prostitute can return home to Texas
while awaiting trial, a judge said Tuesday.
Nathan Maxcey, 28, was indicted last week by a grand jury
investigating the sex-and-alcohol scandal that erupted around CU's
football team. He surrendered to authorities last week and left the
Boulder County courtroom after Tuesday's hearing.
Maxcey was the only person indicted by the grand jury, which
investigated allegations that the football program used sex and
alcohol to lure recruits.
The panel also issued a report that has not been officially
released. Media accounts have said the report is harshly critical
of the university regents and administrators.
Maxcey has acknowledged racking up hundreds of dollars of cell
phone bills with calls to a chat line. He has also said he
contacted Pasha Cowan, the former manager of an escort service.
Cowan has said Maxcey paid her $2,500 to arrange sex for young
men at hotels where recruits were housed by CU. Maxcey has denied
Maxcey is charged with misdemeanor solicitation for prostitution
and two felonies: embezzlement of public property and theft, both
related to allegations about his cell phone calls.
Attorney General Ken Salazar, who asked for the grand jury
investigation, said last month that other matters relating to the
case were still pending. He did not elaborate.
Maxcey's next court date is Sept. 10, but he will not be
required to attend.