Golfer Phil Mickelson says he is among ‘thousands’ who used a college consulting company accused of orchestrating a massive bribery scheme.
Mickelson said on Twitter Thursday that his family was ‘shocked’ by the recent revelations about William ‘Rick’ Singer.
Mickelson emphasized that his family was not involved in any fraud.
He posted on Twitter, ‘Our family, along with thousands of others, used Rick Singer’s company to guide us through the college admission process. We are shocked by the revelations of these events. Obviously, we were not part of this fraud, our kids would disown us if we ever tried to interfere.’
The golfer has not been charged with a crime or implicated in the bribery scandal.
Federal prosecutors say Singer led a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed sports coaches and other officials to get their children into elite universities.
More than 50 people have been charged.
Mickelson’s older daughter Amanda attends Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
A Brown University spokesman says the Ivy League school has completed ‘a case-by-case review’ of its athletes, which ‘generated zero concerns’ related to the college admissions scandal.
Brian Clark said Thursday that the review looked at every varsity athlete admitted and enrolled as part of the athletic recruitment process over the last four years.
He says it’s part of an effort to verify the integrity of the admissions process.
Asked about Mickelson’s daughter, Clark declined to disclose student names but said university officials reviewed a student’s application material and academic credentials and that the review ‘raised no concerns at all.’