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Rhodes Trust confirms holding Witt's candidacy

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08:58 AM ET 02.04 | In a rare public disclosure, the Rhodes Trust confirmed that it had put on hold the candidacy of the quarterback, Patrick J. Witt, upon learning that a fellow student had filed a complaint against him. Elliot F. Gerson, the American secretary of the Trust, made clear to Yale officials on Nov. 4 that Witt's candidacy could not move forward unless the university re-endorsed him in writing by Nov. 15, according to the statement. No such re-endorsement was filed before Witt's announcement Nov. 13 that he would forgo his chance at the scholarship to play on Nov. 19 in Yale's biggest game of the year.

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February 4, 2012  09:23 AM ET

Who you gonna trust? Witt and his agent, The Yale administrator, The New York Times or The Rhodes Trust?

Now give us some football news.

February 4, 2012  09:41 AM ET

Sounds as if Witt has the honesty we have come to expect of a politician, businessman, or lawyer.

February 4, 2012  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Who you gonna trust? Witt and his agent, The Yale administrator, The New York Times or The Rhodes Trust?Now give us some football news.

He was involved in a sexual assault complaint. Think he was dancing around the particulars of the campus investigation at the time.

February 4, 2012  10:03 AM ET

Unfortunately, at an Ivy League school, one accused of sexual assault is considered definitely guilty until proven innocent, at which time he is only considered guilty.

February 4, 2012  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Unfortunately, at an Ivy League school, one accused of sexual assault is considered definitely guilty until proven innocent, at which time he is only considered guilty.

Exactly

February 4, 2012  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Sounds as if Witt has the honesty we have come to expect of a politician, businessman, or lawyer.

LOL, now this is funny!!! Just might be the comment of the day!!!

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February 4, 2012  11:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Unfortunately, at an Ivy League school, one accused of sexual assault is considered definitely guilty until proven innocent, at which time he is only considered guilty.

Well said.

 
February 5, 2012  11:48 AM ET

If the young woman has a complaint then she needs to take it to the police, where due process will determine the merits of the complaint. In the meantime, Witt has the right to say he is innocent until he is proven guilty.
No college should put itself in the position of making judgements on what may be illegal actions; that's why we have a judicial process. If he's guilty then the legal system will determine his punishment.
Look at what that internal investigation did for Penn State.

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