Is Pat Haden such a diminished figure that he is now reduced to speaking through his son-in-law?
He already has cut himself off from USC, including people who knew him as a player in the 1970’s, and when desired can hide away at his desert house.
But at least the Wall Street Journal let us know he is one of the big fish out there who could find himself embroiled in the College Admissions scandal. Donna Heinel needs to give the federal prosecutors something and Haden would be a perfect gift.
Already, 22 of the 50 defendants in the scandal plead guilty or agreed to at a later time. The more who plead guilty, the more pressure it puts on Heinel, Lori Loughlin and everyone else who is not currently cooperating.
When former USC women’s soccer coach Ali Khosroshahin plead guilty early this week it was significant because some oberservers in the athletic dept. believed he had the ego/hubris to try and fight the charges until the bitter end. But even Khosroshahin knew better and is cooperating.
Haden’s denial — through his son-in-law — that he had no relationship with William “Rick” Singer might sound more convincing if he did not already have a record of shady behavior.
“when the number of scholarships awarded by the charity fell dramatically,” the Times reported.