Joe Montana denies wrongdoing in college admissions scandal

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One of the many rich and powerful people whose names have surfaced in an ongoing college admissions scandal is Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana. But Montana insists he did nothing wrong, and his kids got into the colleges of their choice based on merit alone.

William Singer, an admissions counselor who has pleaded guilty to four charges in connection with helping students gain fraudulent admission into college, named Montana as a client. On Thursday evening Montana, who has not been accused of a crime, issued a statement saying Singer didn’t engage in any improper actions on behalf of his kids.

“Mr. Singer’s company provided nothing more than minimal consulting services to our family, like so many other families, with the college application process,” Montana wrote on Twitter. “Fortunately our kids were able to pick from a number of schools to attend due to their hard work and their merit. Thanks.”

Montana has two sons, both of whom played college football, and two daughters.

41 responses to “Joe Montana denies wrongdoing in college admissions scandal

  1. Montana earned his way the ol’ fashioned way unlike some modern cheaters.. if you have to jump in to defend this sentence you are admitting your guilt. thanks for your time.

  2. He had the receivers use stick um

    there should be a major investigation into this

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    Most of the years that Joe played, “stick um” was 100% legal. It wasn’t banned until late in his career.

  3. Looks like if you are in the top 10% or in the bottom 30% your chances are pretty good of going where you want. What about the rest of us that rack up loans trying to provide our kids with the best opportunities while paying excessive taxes paying for this 40 to 50% of our population? Never mind, it is what it is

  4. They need to go after the school admins that allowed it, people knew about these under the table things 40 years ago. The school admins are the greater problem.

  5. Haywood J Moderated says:
    March 14, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Joe is many things. A cheat he will never be.

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    Right. Because stickum on your star receiver, slick coatings on your o-linemen jerseys, and pretending that your radio doesn’t work so that the defense has to turn off theirs while you run your scripted plays on offense is so “clean”.

    Personally, I don’t care about football gamesmanship and don’t get wrapped in the holier than thou ethics of it, but let’s not start pretending that our sports heroes were saints.

  6. how hard would it be to get into schools when Joe Montana is your dad. Same with Phil Michelson who used this same consulting service . Something fishy in all this. If squeaky clean aunt Becky was involved in all this, don’t doubt others do. Shoot they probably all referred each other to this place.

    I had no issue filling out forms and applying to colleges with my guidance counselor and parent’s help back in the day. Just saying.

  7. He paid a guy who bribes others to get the job done. It’s possible that he had no idea how Singer got the job done. I don’t care for Montana and don’t think his career touches Tom Brady’s, but I doubt he knew he was participating in a bribery scheme.

  8. The whole college/university system is screwed up. I’m surprised that people are actually going on with this investigation. From college athletes to the price of tuition and books it’s all a flawed system. Having a degree means very little these days anyway.

  9. My parents never hired anyone to get me into a university. They didn’t have to money. I don’t know why anyone would need to hire someone to help their kids get into college.

  10. Rich people using their money/influence to get their kids into colleges of their choice. in other news, water is wet.

    Not saying it’s right, but it’s a rich mans world and we’re not part of the “club”.

  11. genericuser8888 says:
    March 14, 2019 at 9:50 pm Most of the years that Joe played, “stick um” was 100% legal. It wasn’t banned until late in his career.
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    Right it was legal, I wonder what they will say about these gloves players are wearing now
    all these one handed catches didn’t star until these gloves became poplar.

  12. tylawspick6 says:
    March 14, 2019 at 8:48 pm
    he had the receivers use stick um

    there should be a major investigation into this
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    The use of stickum was legal, its like video, both get called cheating but thats false in both cases.

  13. askeddie11 says:
    March 15, 2019 at 6:16 am
    genericuser8888 says:
    March 14, 2019 at 9:50 pm Most of the years that Joe played, “stick um” was 100% legal. It wasn’t banned until late in his career.
    __________________________________________________________________________
    Right it was legal, I wonder what they will say about these gloves players are wearing now
    all these one handed catches didn’t star until these gloves became poplar.

    2 1 Rate This

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    Stickum was made illegal in 1981 after the oboxious use of it by the Raiders and their 1980 SB season.

    Montana wasn’t playing with Rice until 1985.

    The 49ers cheated, plain and simple and they ended up cheating the cap in the 1990s with Pitt and Denver, too.

    You can’t change facts or history, no matter how hard you try.

    Montana must be investigated for these potential corrupt actions. Jail time could be for a long, long time.

  14. genericuser8888 says:
    March 14, 2019 at 9:50 pm
    He had the receivers use stick um

    there should be a major investigation into this

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    Most of the years that Joe played, “stick um” was 100% legal. It wasn’t banned until late in his career.

    52 34 Rate This

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    False.

    It was banned in 1981. His first year playing was 1979. He was drafted in 1979.

    Get your facts straight.

  15. The use of adhesives such as Stickum was banned by the league in 1981, and the resulting action became known as the “Lester Hayes rule” in association with the Oakland Raiders defensive back known for his widespread use of Stickum. Despite the ban, Hall of Famer Jerry Rice freely admitted to illegally using Stickum throughout his career, leading many fans to question the integrity of his receiving records. Rice’s claim that “all players” in his era used Stickum was quickly denied by Hall of Fame contemporaries Cris Carter and Michael Irvin.

  16. Should require graduating kids to re-take the SAT. If their score is more than 10 percent lower than the entrance score, they don’t get a degree.

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