The story was as inspiring as it was refreshing: A star quarterback at a top school, in line for a Rhodes scholarship, passes up a chance at an individual honor to lead his team in a rivalry game.
When Yale's Patrick Witt chose to skip his Rhodes scholarship interview in November to play against Harvard -- only a couple of weeks after the Penn State scandal broke -- it was a needed break from a year of sex, lies and cover-ups in college football.
And then it seemed that feel-good story was sullied by allegations of sex, lies, and cover-ups.
But now there's another question: Was there also an unfair rush to judgement?
The New York Times reports the Rhodes Trust learned Witt was accused of sexually assaulting another Yale student and asked Yale for another letter of endorsement. Witt suspended his candidacy for the prestigious honor the next day.Full Story >>