USC football legend Pat Haden is being investigated in college admissions scandal

Mail Online | 6/5/2019 | Dailymail.com Reporter;Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
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Former USC legendary quarterback and athletic director Pat Haden is being investigated in the college admissions cheating scandal, it has been revealed.

A source claims that Haden's relationship with Rick Singer, who has pleaded guilty to launching the scam, has recently come under investigation.

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Haden, 66, is among a group of people who are being probed by prosecutors but have not been charged in the scandal.

Haden is a legend in the USC community. He played quarterback for the school, helping it win two national championships in the 1970s, before joining the Los Angeles Rams.

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He later served as athletic director at the school for six years - from 2010 to 2016 - and has been a longtime university trustee.

The football legend told the Wall Street Journal, in a statement through his son-in-law Donnie Dixon Haden, that he knew nothing of Singer's scheme.

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'Like many people, I was introduced to Mr Singer several years ago by a friend,' the statement read. 'I was unaware of his illegal activities and had no ongoing relationship with him whatsoever.'

A source has claimed that Haden introduced Singer to Donna Heinel, a USC athletic department official who became senior associate athletic director. She has since been fired and pleaded not guilty to racketeering conspiracy in the case.

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The source alleges that Haden brought Heinel to a meeting that was attended by Singer during a time when the athletic department was under 'tremendous pressure' to raise money.

They claim that Haden told Heinel she should work with Singer because he could help bring wealthy families that would make big donations to the school.

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Dixon Haden has claimed that Haden and Heinel were both introduced to Singer at the same time and at the same meeting by one of Haden's friends. The source then conceded...
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