(Source) The Rhodes Scholarship scandal at Yale that already cost football coach Tom Williams his job has taken another bizarre and unexpected turn.
The New York Times is reporting that QB Patrick Witt, who made national headlines for having to decide between a final interview for the scholarship or playing in the Harvard game (he chose “The Game”) had already been disqualified for the scholarship due to a sexual assault accusation against him; the accusation was not taken to the police.
Just last fall, Witt was supposed to be the epitome of a student athlete and one newspaper described him as the “perfect antidote” to the rampant scandals in college football in 2011 at the likes of Miami (FL), Ohio State and Penn State.
Witt announced on Nov. 13 that he had elected to play against Harvard (a game Yale lost, 45-7) over the final interview, but The Times is reporting that his candidacy had already been suspended days earlier over the sexual assault allegation.
By that point, his coach, Williams, had already proclaimed he had faced a similar decision when picking between a Rhodes Scholarship final interview and a chance in the NFL while at Stanford in 1992. After The Times discovered Williams was never a Rhodes finalist, Williams resigned in December.
Witt is reportedly no longer enrolled at Yale and has yet to graduate; The Times reported that the school would not comment on whether his status was related to the accusations. He will play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl this Saturday in Carson, CA.
We hope he’s prepared to answer plenty of questions.
So not only is he a liar, he’s a shitty quarterback too. I mean, how do you lose to Harvard 45-7? If you can’t put more than 20 points on the board against Harvard you might as well hang up the cleats and let a real quarterback take charge. The dude didn’t even graduate from Yale. Hell, at least I graduated from a University, fucker.
Rudo 1, Yale quarterback 0.