NYT: Rhodes gives details on Yale athlete, honor
Friday, February 3, 2012
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A newspaper reports that Rhodes Trust officials suggest a Yale University quarterback would have known that his candidacy for the prestigious scholarship was in jeopardy because of a sexual misconduct allegation, contrary to what he has said.
Scholar/athlete Patrick Witt was the subject of media attention last fall when he seemingly faced a tough decision between a Rhodes Scholarship interview and a Yale-Harvard football game, both scheduled for Nov. 19. Witt chose the game and announced Nov. 13 that he had withdrawn his scholarship application.
The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/wQkGjC ) reports that a trust official told Witt on Nov. 3 that the trust knew of the allegation. The paper reports that Yale later told Witt that his finalist status was on hold.
A spokesman for Witt disagrees with the account.