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    Colorado prez brought to tears over vulgarity controversy

    DENVER -- The University of Colorado president began to cry during an interview after the release of a transcript that showed her refusing to condemn a football player's alleged use of a vulgar anatomical term to describe a female teammate.

    An attorney told Betsy Hoffman during a heated legal deposition this month in a federal court case that the vulgar reference had been used by a player to describe then-teammate Katie Hnida.

    The attorney asked Hoffman whether she thought the term was "a filthy and vile word."

    Hoffman replied it was a "swear word" and its meaning depended on the circumstances in which it was used, according to a copy of the June 5 deposition released by the school Tuesday.

    Asked if it could ever be used in a polite context, Hoffman replied: "Yes, I've actually heard it used as a term of endearment."

    Hoffman defended her answer Tuesday in a meeting with Durango Herald reporters and editors, but said she should have phrased it differently.

    "I was immediately sorry I said it," she said.

    Hoffman began to cry at one point in the discussion at the Herald and left the room briefly to compose herself, the newspaper reported.

    University spokeswoman Michele Ames said Hoffman knows the word has "negative connotations" today but it did not in its original use centuries ago.

    "Because she is a medieval scholar, she is also aware of the long history of the word dating back to at least Chaucer," Ames said.

    Fourteenth-century English writer Geoffrey Chaucer used the word in his sometimes-bawdy classic The Canterbury Tales.

    The deposition came in a lawsuit filed by three other women who say they were sexually assaulted by football athletes in 2001.

    A member of the Board of Regents and others said they were appalled by what they called Hoffman's lack of sensitivity.

    The comments recalled football coach Gary Barnett's ill-fated description of Hnida in February as an "awful player" after she told Sports Illustrated she had been raped by a teammate in 2000.

    Barnett was suspended shortly afterward by Hoffman, who said his comments about Hnida and another woman accusing an athlete of rape had stunned her.

    Regent Jim Martin called Hoffman's comments "more outrageous" because they were made under oath by the university's top leader.

    "I'm embarrassed for the university, I'm embarrassed for her and, quite frankly, it shocks the sense of human decency," Martin said. "She needs to give an immediate apology."

    Hoffman had consistently drawn praise from regents and other university observers during a recruiting scandal, which has included allegations football athletes assaulted nine women during boozed-up parties. No criminal charges have been filed, but the school made sweeping changes to its athletics program.

    It was another deposition that plunged the school into scandal earlier this year. Boulder County District Attorney Mary Keenan accused the school of using sex and alcohol to entice recruits to the Boulder campus.

    An independent commission appointed by the regents concluded some players used sex and alcohol to entertain recruits, but no coach or school official knowingly sanctioned the practice.

    Still pending are federal lawsuits that accuse Colorado of failing to protect women under federal Title IX law, which guarantees equal access to an education. The suits seek unspecified damages.

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    Plus, season tickets are down over 3K (14%). They are saying only 2-3% of that is because of the scandal and most of it is that the team stunk last year, but I doubt that.


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