CU asks judge to seal testimony from private investigator

Friday, January 28th 2005, 9:09 pm
By: News On 6

DENVER (AP) _ Attorneys for the University of Colorado want to seal the deposition of a private investigator who looked into allegations the school used sex and alcohol in football recruiting.

In a court filing today, C-U lawyers asked a federal judge to bar the release of testimony from Steve Snyder.

The filing says Snyder was hired by the an independent panel created last year during the football recruiting scandal.

Snyder was deposed as part of a lawsuit filed by former C-U student Lisa Simpson, who says she was raped by football players or recruits during an off-campus party in December 2001.

Her lawsuit accuses the university of harboring an environment in which woman routinely suffered sexual harassment in violation of federal law.

C-U attorneys say Snyder was NOT a firsthand witness to much of the information in his deposition. The school says Snyder's testimony relies on hearsay, which is not admissible at trial.

Trial is set to begin May 31st.