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,”
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,”
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
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.”