Yale women's soccer coach Rudy Meredith has been charged with accepting bribes in exchange for "recruiting" two applicants, including the young woman whose acceptance was rescinded, for his team. The other applicant was rejected from the school. Singer allegedly paid Meredith $400,000.
"Yale investigated the allegations, and the admission of the student who received a fraudulent endorsement has been rescinded," the school said in a statement on its website. The school has not disclosed the student's identity.
Meredith allegedly helped make the student appear as a competitive soccer player, lying that she was the co-captain of a well-known soccer club. The school confirmed that "all enrolled Yale students who were admitted with an athletic endorsement played at least one season on their varsity sports team," except the student involved in the scam, according to a letter from Yale President Peter Salovey on Tuesday.
The U.S. Department of Education has opened a "preliminary investigation" into Yale, along with the other schools involved in the scandal.