A Stripper’s Story

Feb 182004
Authors: Christiana Nelson

Editor note: For privacy reasons, the Collegian is withholding

Lindsey’s real name.


For Lindsey, going to work on Dec. 2, 2002, was just like any

other night on the job.

As a Secret Services employee she said arrived at a small house

in Fort Collins, after the party had been relocated from a previous

location, to find a group of men waiting for entertainment from her

and another dancer.

“Everyone at the party seemed like they were college football

players,” Lindsey said. “They were saying, ‘Oh yeah, we’re on the

football team,’ and things like that. I already knew some of the

guys, so I knew that they played for CSU.”

After moving the party into two small rooms, Lindsey said that

she and another dancer began their performance.

“We did the normal dance, we stripped and did lap dances on some

of the guys,” Lindsey said. “Then we lay guys down on the floor and

danced on top of them.”

Due to the large number of people at the party, Lindsey said a

third dancer who was at the party to help collect tips started

dancing to help the other two women with the party.

During the performance, Lindsey said she noticed a few players

drinking but did not notice any consequent problems.

“The guys were very polite; they were a little more rowdy than a

normal crowd, I would say, but I think they were just being boys,”

Lindsey said.

While an ordinary Secret Services party runs for an hour,

Lindsey said the three girls and their manager, Don Schuler, spent

about an hour and a half to two hours at the CSU football party

because, “We were having a good time and the cash flow was good,”

she said.

After the three dancers equally divided their tips, they each

made about $150, which Lindsey said was an average amount for party


In “Football’s ‘Secret,'” an article in Monday’s Collegian,

Secret Services Manager Don Schuler said he brought three

professional strippers to a CSU football recruiting party on Dec.

8, 2002, a Sunday.

In the article, Schuler emphasized the players’ character at the


“Right away a couple guys at the party came up to me and said

‘if you need any help or if anything gets out of hand, we’re

here’,” Schuler said in the article. “They were very polite, very

respectful; it was just a plain and simple fun party.”

Schuler also spoke of the party being relocated. He said police

arrived at the first party location inquiring about three illegally

parked vehicles.

Schuler said an adult entertainment business in Fort Collins did

not have enough dancers to cover the December 2002 CSU football

recruitment party and contacted him to send Secret Services dancers

to the party.

This year, Secret Services was contacted by players to do

another recruitment party but had to decline primarily due to short


While Secret Services has a very brief history working CSU

football recruitment parties, Steve Lower, president of Hardbodies

Entertainment Inc. said his company has nearly 20 years of

connections to CSU athletics

“It’s tradition, that’s the best way of putting it. It’s just

like ordering a bachelor party for your buddy when he gets

married,” Lower said. “It’s just tradition, nothing illegal


University officials have denied knowledge of strippers at

football recruitment parties, but Gary Ozzello, senior associate

athletic director, said in last Wednesday’s Collegian that the

claims will be investigated.

“We are continually evaluating policies and procedures and this

story heightens awareness as we are continually evaluating what we

do and how we do it,” Ozzello said.

Amid the controversy over strippers at CSU football recruitment

parties, Lindsey said she vividly remembers being at the football

party in December 2002 and performing for several CSU players she


“One of the biggest things I remember about the party is that

there were quite a few people in a very small space,” Lindsey said.

“Still, it was one of the better parties I’ve done.”

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