Analysis

Shaky Credibility May Bench 'Varsity Blues' Star Witness

By Chris Villani (August 20, 2021, 2:12 PM EDT) -- When the college admissions scandal codenamed "Varsity Blues" broke in 2019, it immediately garnered international attention thanks to big-name defendants like "Full House" star Lori Loughlin and fellow actress Felicity Huffman.

Outside of college recruiting circles, the name at the center of it all was lesser known: William "Rick" Singer. He pled guilty on a chilly March day in a Boston federal courthouse to helping the children of the wealthy get into elite colleges by falsely passing them off as recruited athletes or helping them cheat on standardized tests.

"I was essentially buying or bribing the coaches for a spot," Singer...

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