There’s a bit of breaking news this morning as the FBI announced that “several NCAA D-1 coaches have been charged in a large-scale nationwide entrance exam scandal by the FBI and US Attorney’s Office.”
The scheme apparently involved the following colleges: Georgetown, Stanford, UCLA, University of San Diego, USC, Texas, Wake Forest, and Yale. While there have not been any names of athletes released yet, one name has surfaced and that is former Full House star Lori Loughlin and Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman. The actresses are among 50 people arrested for this, but no more names were released. Loughlin and her husband are accused of paying of $500,000 for their daughters to be designated as recruits for USC’s crew team even though they never participated in crew.
The suspects allegedly paid $6 million in bribes to attend these colleges, but in most cases the actual student did not know of the money. There have also been coaches and administrators arrested so there is still more that can come from this. The coaches would allegedly make a fake profile which listed the student as an athlete and the exam administrators would either hire students to take the exam for the athlete or change the answers of the student.
This is the second FBI/NCAA scandal in the past years. If you remember, Louisville lost Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich due to the first payment scandal. LSU recently suspended their coach for the same reason, and Sean Miller of Arizona kind of said his goodbyes to Arizona the other day.
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