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Another recruiting scandal

sluggers

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May 26, 2008
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"Parents paid Mr. Singer about $25 million from 2011 until February 2019 to bribe coaches and university administrators to designate their children as recruited athletes, which effectively ensured their admission, according to the indictment.

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"In one example detailed in an indictment, the parents of a student applying to Yale paid Mr. Singer $1.2 million to help her get admitted. The student, who did not play soccer, was described as the co-captain of a prominent club soccer team in Southern California in order to be recruited for the Yale women’s soccer team. The coach of the Yale soccer team was bribed at least $400,000 to recruit the student."

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/us/college-admissions-cheating-scandal.html
 
Feb 26, 2018
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All that money just to get in, not to mention how much they paid for tutors and all that since their kids didn't have the grades/test scores to get in in the first place... SMH
 
Jul 4, 2013
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I sometimes wonder if I'm doing the right things as I help my own kid start to navigate college admissions. I feel like this lowers the bar for success quite a bit. Now I can always say: "Well at least I wasn't indicted."

Second thought, it's not over yet. Perhaps I should just remain silent.
 
Oct 4, 2018
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All that money just to get in, not to mention how much they paid for tutors and all that since their kids didn't have the grades/test scores to get in in the first place... SMH
Yeah. Wow.

Just give your kid $1 million and let them go to state college. And you get to stay out of jail as a bonus!
 

Strike2

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Nov 14, 2014
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Not sure this has anything to do with recruiting, just individual corruption. These parents used their financial horsepower to get their kids into a certain school. While they took up a spot at whatever school they went to, there's no indication they ever showed up on a college athletic team.
 
Jul 14, 2010
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They took athletic money out of the pockets of legitimate athletes. They disgraced the accommodations in place for college test taking for students who actually need it. And... not to mention the harm to their own kids. Heard national news say parents were embarrassed that their kids weren’t smart enough.


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Dec 11, 2010
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Much of the media is focused on the scumbag parents. In my opinion the facilitators and any coaches that took kickbacks are by far the bigger villains.
 

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