Joe Montana reveals link to firm at heart of college admissions scandal

SAN JOSE — The company at the center of a nationwide college admissions cheating scandal provided “minimal consulting services” to the family of Joe Montana, the legendary San Francisco 49er revealed Thursday night.

“Mr. Singer’s company provided nothing more than minimal consulting services to our family, like so many other families, with the college application process,” Montana wrote in a tweet.

“Fortunately,” the Hall of Famer and four-time Super Bowl winner continued, “our kids were able to pick from a number of schools to attend due to their hard work and their merit.”

Federal prosecutors allege that 50 people paid William Rick Singer to fraudulently improve their kids’ scores on standardized tests and to bribe coaches at elite universities to declare them as sports recruits in exchange for generous donations to their programs.

The list includes “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman and Palo Alto hedge fund leader Manuel Henriquez.

Singer, who cooperated with investigators’ efforts to implicate his associates and clients, pleaded guilty on Tuesday. He could be sentenced to a maximum of 65 years in prison.

Colleges around the country are now weighing whether to punish students caught up in the scandal.

Check back for updates.

Source: Mercury news
Joe Montana reveals link to firm at heart of college admissions scandal