It got lost in the shuffle but I thought it was weird Tuesday night that a White House statement said a student involved in the Varsity Blues scandal was attending USC and had a 3.9 grade-point average.
Was USC that crass to allow a student admitted under shady circumstances to remain in school? I wouldn’t put it past USC but still . . .
But USC told the L.A. Times that the student is not enrolled at the university.
Meanwhile, former Facebook president Sean Parker, who the White House statement also said supported the pardon for Varsity Blues parent Robert Zangrillo, denied any involvement or even knowing Zangrillo.
USC trustee Tom Barrack has also denied involvement but the university should still investigate this because it is an awful image if true.
Here’s the original statement.
- Frankly, I’m not convinced USC was against the pardon, or at least the end result. Zangrillo’s lawyers forced USC to turn over documents with “names of prominent people who had gone to bat for certain applicants.”
With no jury trial, this information may never come out now.
- Former USC linebacker Hayes Pullard, who spent the past season as a defensive quality control assistant, has been hired by the New York Jets as a quality control assistant.