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Professional golfer Phil Mickelson agrees to use the services provided by William" Rick "Singer's company His children go to college and become involved in the celebrity college scam that has made headline news all week.
Mickelson is believed to be the leader of the entire scandal. # 39; s paid for Edge College & Career Network, but they were advised on the admission process and nothing else.
"Along with thousands of other families, we've hired him and his company to assist us in applying through the college help, "Mickelson told the press, who gathered at the Players Championship in front of the TPC Sawgrass building on Thursday.
" We're probably more shocked than anyone else He continued, "and we looked in recent days with it, but that's about it." He later confirmed this in a tweet, adding: "We are shocked by the revelations of these events. Obviously, we were not involved in this scam, our children would deter us if we ever tried to interfere.
Mickelson, who has won three Masters titles and five major championships on the PGA Tour, is one of the first male stars to be involved in the scandal. Former NFL quarterback Joe Montana was also forced to make a statement about his association with Singer. He claimed that his family received approval guidelines from Singer's company, and nothing more.
"Montana's name was linked to Singer after a 2014 Facebook post from one of the Singer companies had corrupted his work with the former quarterback," the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
"Mr. The Singer company offered our families, as well as many other families, only a minimum of college application process advice, "Montana said Thursday. "Fortunately, because of their hard work and merit, our children have been able to choose from a range of schools to visit."
Actresses Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman are the two most prominent celebrities arrested by the FBI this week, in the incredulous named "Operation: Varsity Blues". Both women have since been released on loan, though Laughlin was promptly dropped by Netflix Fuller and the Hallmark Channel