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Yale Daily News Sat on QB Sex Assault Story

And considered calling for a private jet to be hired for Patrick Witt

(Newser) - The Patrick Witt sex assault story gets messier: The Yale Daily News, which was just last year named the one of the gutsiest campus newspapers , knew for months that the Yale quarterback and onetime Rhodes candidate had been accused of sexual assault, but sat on the story. On Jim Romenesko'... More »

Yale Coach Quits After Rhodes Lie Exposed

Tom Williams was never a Rhodes candidate

(Newser) - Yale quarterback Patrick Witt made headlines last month when he ditched his Rhodes Scholarship interview to lead his team against Harvard . But his decision was influenced by a fib from coach Tom Williams, the New York Times reports. The coach told Witt that he had been in almost identical circumstances... More »

Yale QB Ditches Rhodes for 'The Game'

Patrick Witt will miss finalist interview Saturday

(Newser) - Given what one might think would be a fairly straightforward choice between a Rhodes Scholarship and a football game, Patrick Witt chose the football game. It's not just any game, but rather a game known as "The Game": The Yale senior will lead his team Saturday in their... More »

Rolle Looks to Cash In on Rhodes Scholar Jaunt

But everyone's wondering if year off will hurt his NFL career

(Newser) - Myron Rolle thinks he can make up the roughly $8 million he passed up by putting off the NFL for a year to be a Rhodes scholar with endorsement deals from companies enticed by his mix of brains and brawn. Rolle’s agents are working the phones, and have already... More »

Rhodes Scholar Rolle Picks Oxford Over NFL

Puts pro career on hold until 2010

(Newser) - Former Florida State star safety Myron Rolle is skipping the NFL to head instead to England's prestigious Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar, reports the New York Times. Rolle, who hails from New Jersey, is the most prominent college athlete since Bill Bradley in 1965 to win a Rhodes scholarship.... More »

FSU Safety Nabs Rhodes Scholarship

Florida State safety is the first major footballer to nab the honor in a generation

(Newser) - Florida State defensive back Myron Rolle has been awarded a Rhodes scholarship, making him the first Division I football player in a generation to win the nation's most prestigious post-grad award, reports the New York Times. Rolle will do a one-year masters degree in medical anthropology at the University of... More »

Republican Poised to Take Louisiana

Review catches up with Jindal, likely first post-Katrina governor

(Newser) - A rare flash of hope for Republicans might be the man preparing to take over the nation’s biggest disaster area, the National Review writes. Bobby Jindal is running 35% ahead of any comer to be Louisiana’s first governor elected after Katrina. Jindal might seem a peculiar pick, but,... More »

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