Feds Looking At Pat Haden In College Admissions Scandal

Federal prosecutors are looking to see if former USC athletic director Pat Haden was involved in the College Admissions scandal, according to the Wall Street Journal.

A source told the Wall Street Journal that Haden introduced Donna Heinel to William “Rick” Singer, the mastermind of the college admissions scandal.

“Mr. Haden brought Ms. Heinel into a meeting already under way on campus in his office, where Mr. Singer was present, the person said, and described Mr. Singer as someone Ms. Heinel should work with because he could “bring development to the school”—wealthy families willing to make donations to the USC. At the time, the department was under “tremendous pressure” to raise money, the person said.”

Haden’s son-in-law told the paper that Haden had not been contacted by federal prosecutors.

“Like many people, I was introduced to Mr. Singer several years ago by a friend. I was unaware of his illegal activities and had no ongoing relationship with him whatsoever,” Haden told the Journal through his son-in-law.

Remember in the original affadavit how it said Mossimo Giannulli, the husband of Lori Loughlin, traveled to Augusta National Golf Club with the USC athletic director. Was it Haden or Lynn Swann? Maybe this provided a clue.

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41 thoughts on “Feds Looking At Pat Haden In College Admissions Scandal

  1. Yah oo has it too https://sports.yahoo.com/
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    Former USC athletic director Pat Haden is reportedly one of those “under scrutiny” by prosecutors in the federal investigation into the college admissions scandal that has included actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.

    Haden was the athletic director at USC from 2010-16. Per the Wall Street Journal, he knew William Singer, the man at the center of the scandal. Singer’s company would create fake athlete profiles for high school students to get them admitted into colleges like USC in exchange for bribes.

    Former USC associate athletic director Donna Heinel was fired after she was indicted on racketeering charges related to the scheme. A source told the WSJ that Haden had introduced Heinel to Singer:

    Mr. Haden brought Ms. Heinel into a meeting already under way on campus in his office, where Mr. Singer was present, the person said, and described Mr. Singer as someone Ms. Heinel should work with because he could “bring development to the school”—wealthy families willing to make donations to the USC. At the time, the department was under “tremendous pressure” to raise money, the person said.

    Haden’s son-in-law told the paper the former AD had not been contacted by investigators and that his dad met Singer at the same time Heinel did in a meeting with a friend of Haden’s.

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    1. My guess, Alv —- You won’t hear Haden making any statements on this ….unless they’re on the record in a criminal case…..
      #WillPatWaiveHis5thAmendmentRights?

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      1. Mike that was the missing link. I always wondered how Singer was able to snag an assistant AD – Heinel.

        As Haden is now interrogated he’ll throw it to Nikias i.e. ‘..my culpability was due to Pres. Nikias constantly berating me to raise money.’

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  2. Here’s the rest of the story from ya hoo note that no one was sure who the AD was that Giannulli met at Augusta and Swann’s disclaimer….so long Coliseum accolades
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    Lynn Swann was ‘blindsided’ by scandal

    Heinel was fired in March along with USC water polo coach Jovan Vavic for their alleged roles in the scandal. The indictment listed multiple instances where fake football player profiles were created for USC students to help them gain admission to USC.

    Loughlin’s daughters were portrayed as a crew team members. Laughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 to Singer to get their kids into USC.

    Current athletic director Lynn Swann said in the days after the indictment was made public that he was blindsided by the scandal. The bribes to USC for various students totaled over $1 million.

    According to an affidavit in the case, Giannulli traveled to Augusta National Golf Club with someone simply referred to as USC’s athletic director, making it unclear if it was Haden or Swann as they’re both members of the golf club. Swann has said he’s never met Giannulli.

    Over 50 people from parents to coaches at other universities have been charged in connection with the case

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    1. Just desserts for the rummy asshat. And don’t get me started on how he stole scholarship money meant for needy kids. I’d rather see him do (well deserved) time than any of the despicable parents involved in this sordid affair.

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      1. Jake he is in his, a place I would never ever want to be near, his own self-created hell. He will never be able to show his face in public ever again….USC? – gone….any return to ‘the princess’? no way….NBC reunions of former broadcasters? Not going to happen…Same for such at Oxford for former Rhodes Scholars? Fergeddaboutit….opening ceremony for the renovated Coliseum? You kidding?

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  3. Pat Haden always comes across as if he smarter then everyone else, so it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he’s involved in this scandal. The arrogance of the USC administration, is why the athletic department is in shambles, and their imagine is tarnished .

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  4. rus, of course he’s involved, there was money to be made. Haden has never sat on a couch before he’s reached out under every cushion first.

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    1. Jake he’s (Haden) finished…..he brought this all on himself either through naivete or something a little more culpable….I tend to lean to the former.

      You watch – Heinel is going to throw it at Haden and so will Singer but I strongly believe the two of them made an immediate connection as soon as they locked eyes – Singer “Found my gatekeeper!” Heinel “Found my retirement fund!”

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    2. “Haden has never sat on a couch before he’s reached out under every cushion first.”

      Mr. K, a rich metaphor describing St. Pat’s avarice.

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  5. Haden is a lot of things but he is not naive. For some reason, Pat never thought he had enough $. Why would any self respecting Trojan go and announce games for Notre Dame? He was connected Riordan in a LA law firm and made good money. Apparently not enough. What a shame that a Rhodes scholar turned out to be sleaze ball crook.

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  6. Take the time to read this hit piece (not obvious until the end) of Haden’s outside interests and board membership.
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    https://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-usc-haden-20151024-story.html
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    Note the $ amount paid him from Mayr isn’t cited til the end

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    1. With no ax to grind, I will say this…
      Pat Haden embodies SC & there is not one opposition player, coach, NCAA enforcement employee or anybody that I have ever met in the USA that likes SC unless you are an alum. You will NEVER catch a break from the NCAA.
      Fight on lads. Pat Haden is one greedy, arrogant & condescending sumbitch.

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      1. USC is no more unique to that assessment than any successful university or franchise. Notre Dame is deemed the same as are the NYY or NE Patriots or GS Warriors or in the past, LAL. Initial success breeds attraction but continued success breeds envy and hate.

        I do agree we will never catch a break from the NCAA ever ever, something that junior castoff orphan you spawned always gave Wooden.

        I would hate to be Haden this night 6th June 2019 – this is not his ‘D-Day’ yet perhaps it is i.e. ‘damned’ because that is where he is headed esp. if it can be inferred he had anything to do with creating the Singer/Heinel ‘play’. Haden is finished – this is what he will have on his obituary.

        Oh – BTW – kudos to Sheriff Buford T. Justice

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      2. CalSeventyFive,

        I would hope and believe that there might be at least one opponent that would like SC. However, there a lot of opponents that might not like SC but respect the school and the team that they had played against. I know a couple of guys that played against SC and they like SC. Matter of fact, his son plays for SC as a starting wide receiver. The father went to Long Beach St.

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      3. I know you don’t like me (so be it) but I have to say, on further reflection, I am intrigued and have to say your comment “….there is not one opposition player, coach, NCAA enforcement employee or anybody that I have ever met in the USA that likes SC…”
        may very well be true.

        All power to the soviets!

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  7. Told ya so!

    Felony U is fashioned rotten by Nikias’ Endowment/money greed!

    I still can’t believe Nikias, the supreme architect of SUCXX organized fundraising racketeering, is still allowed on campus and not under the Fed bus.

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    1. JUST when you thinks Southern Cal CAN’T sink any LOWER, DOWN they GO!!!!

      while the Bruins continue to rake in NATTYS, SC continues to rack up SCANDALS!!!!

      the DISTANCE between lofty UCLA and LOWLY SC has never been greater!!!!

      damn it, i feel SO ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      #AndTingly

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      1. Enjoy it while it lasts, Charlie. USC has big days ahead if enough staff—in prison parlance — remain on the “outside.”
        #PleaseHelton—Don’tEndUpTheWardenInShawshankRedemption!

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    2. Get off our backs, Owns! Greedy?! USC?! Listen buddy, there’s a big distinction between an academic institution being greedy and its merely not recognizing any difference between right and wrong….
      #[IGuessThatTellsHim]!

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      1. Guarino,
        Sooner or later the Full Blooded Italians will be through with their investigation. Next comes everyone’s fav, NCAA. The SC fb program from the outside looks like a fairly clean program. Youz guyz should look up to the heavens & thank Helton. Believe it or not. Having two lost recruits return speaks volumes about him, whether anyone cares to give him credit.
        The NCAA will have to do …..SOMETHING….to SC. Ain’t gonna be purdy my friend. Maybe you might develop an interest in Punahoe fb post season games.

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      2. calseventyfive: “Youz guyz should look up to the heavens & thank Helton. Believe it or not. Having two lost recruits return speaks volumes about him, whether anyone cares to give him credit.”

        Yeah, as if it were Helton and his coaching that swayed those two Mama’s Boys into wanting to play for USC. Get real.

        How many former or current Trojan football players have you or anyone else ever heard…praise, give thanks or attribute to Clay Helton for any football development under his tutelage?

        Sam Darnold couldn’t leave USC fast enough, the only thing he learned at USC was to sharpen his skill to improvise and try and make something out of nothing from Helton’s incompetent offense and mismanagement of the team.

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      3. T-O,
        You can learn more technique from youtube than from a headcoach. The coordinator & position coach are your boss & mentor. The HC rarely sees or talks to the players. Helton is recruiting well. You learn by playing against superior opposition. In practice & in games. That’s one reason why it was important to keep those two 5* on the west coast. There are other reasons too. Too much high school talent is going east of the Rockies. SEC is recruiting CA & syphoning off terrific players. SC usually had those in the bag. Any 5* brought back is good. Otherwise the PAC will become the MTN WEST if it hasn’t already.

        Coach Helton needs to get the F out of the way & let Pendorgasp & Harrell coach the team. Coach Helton needs to keep the staff together, keep the program clean & glad hand the alums. Nobody will be as good as McKay. Keep hoping if it makes you feel good.

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      4. calseventyfive

        “You can learn more technique from youtube than from a headcoach. The coordinator & position coach are your boss & mentor. The HC rarely sees or talks to the players.”

        Try telling that to players who played under Pete Carroll. Here’s a link to an older article regarding Pete Carroll coached players and what they learned from him…directly.

        https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/former-players-have-high-praise-for-pete-carroll/

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  8. So my question is, who gets the top bunk in jail with the inmates of Haden and Swann. I have talked to Mr. Haden a few times and he is approachable and receptive. I had a friend who went to law school with Mr. Haden and he said the same thing. Why the sudden for greed?

    My other question is, is his son-in-law an attorney? Why is he speaking for Mr. Haden? If this is the case, then clean house. I hope Max is involved and I hope Swann is involved. Get rid of them from SC.

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    1. PT,
      There’s rough water ahead for the SC athletic dept. NCAA can’t go after the women’s sports where a lot of the fake admissions happened. They probably won’t go after the FB program as that might lead to less revenue to the L.A. Memorial Col.
      So, since you & the other SC guys are far smarter people than I, some entity will get hammered & I leave it to youz guyz to deal with.
      As my old Italian grandpa used to say, “better you than me”.
      CAL got a two yr post season ban by the NCAA in ?74 & 75 for the Isaac Curtis fiasco. Cost us a Rose Bowl. My guess is SC will get a blanket 5yr post season ban.

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      1. Cal should’ve been put on Double Secret probation for the Chuck Muncie fiasco. A guy at my gym who was a high school teammate of Haden’s at Amat and played at Cal told me how they stashed Muncie at an apt in the East Bay and Artie Gigantino used to ferry him back and forth to practice through the Caldecott Tunnel while he was pretending to go to a JC to get him eligible.

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      2. CAL75,

        In no way was I saying that I know better than you. If you took it that way, please don’t. All I was commenting on was that I am sure that there might be one or two opponents that like SC.

        I truly hope they burn SC to the ground. Get all of the closets open and find out where everything lies. They can take Swann since he was the leader and he should fall on the sword, no pun intended. In terms of punishment, if SC truly did not know, then why would they be punished?

        If SC did know, with Haden alledgedly helping, then what teams would be punished? It was administration that was caught and not the teams per se. You can’t punish the teams, but the ncaa can fine SC for millions. Micheal G would know more than I in how corporations are punished. But people do step down if they were the leading management and it happened to the corp. Enjoy your comments. Thank you

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      1. Not being a smart ass here, but the son-in-law is married to Haden’s son… the son used to date Jason Collins, the NBA player who came out of the closet in 2013 as well.
        Little known fact, Haden was devastated when his son first came out to him in 2012 and was highly concerned that his gay son was going to ruin his pristine catholic boy reputation…

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      2. Romping,
        Little known fun fact. Muncie, RIP, slept on our fraternity floor hallway many a night. F’d up & passed out. We’d put a pillow under his head & toss a blanket on him.
        Muncie had a rough childhood. We stashed him at a JC. He had a tractor run over him as a child and was told he would never walk again. Goes on to run a 9.4.
        Isaac Curtis reading level tested at the 3rd grade level when he left CAL. Hey…nobody’s perfect. Mike White got stuff done. Until he didn’t.
        WTF is this place? A confessional?

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  9. Thanks Trojanhead. I forgot about that little detail.

    Cal75 – great story. My buddy said Muncie would usually burn a J in Artie’s car on the drive to practice. RIP. Loved him with Galbreath in New Orleans as Thunder and Lightning.

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    1. Romping,
      That game against #1SC & #7CAL with Joe Roth & Chuck Muncie & Ricky Bell that was one heck of a GAME of the WEEK on ABC….all those guys are goneRIP. I feel old all of a sudden.

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