San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana wants fans to know his kids got into college based on “their hard work and their merit,” not because they falsified applications.
The 62-year-old Montana was named as a client of William Singer — the man at the center of the college admissions scandal involving Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. Singer pleaded guilty to four charges Tuesday, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and racketeering conspiracy.
Montana, who was not among the individuals charged by federal prosecutors, said his family used Singer as a consultant, but did not engage in illegal activity.
Mr. Singer's company provided nothing more than minimal consulting services to our family, like so many other families, with the college application process. Fortunately our kids were able to pick from a number of schools to attend due to their hard work and their merit.
— Joseph Montana (@JoeMontana) March 15, 2019
Montana and his wife Jennifer have four children.
The admissions scandal has already had an impact on the sports world. A number of college coaches were charged by prosecutors Tuesday. Phil Mickelson also used Singer’s company, though, like Montana, Mickelson was not charged.
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