Every year, we hear about student athletes receiving impermissible benefits to pay basketball, football and other high profile sports. However, the narrative shifted a bit yesterday when news broke about a scandal involving student athletes. As reported by multiple sources, nearly three dozens parents were indicted for allegedly paying highly respected academic institutions under the table for their children to attend school and play sports. Parents involved are accused of paying Ivy League institutions between $200,000 and $6.5 million for their children’s admission. As the report unfolded, we learned more about the parents involved in this scandal.
Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were taken into custody earlier this week for their roles in this ongoing scandal. Loughlin has been accused of paying $500,000 in exchange for admission of her two daughters into USC. She was released on $1 million bond yesterday and things have been going down ever since.
Today, Lori Loughlin’s daughters, Olivia and Isabella, withdrew from the University of Southern California. Not long afterwards, Loughlin was fired by the Hallmark Channel. Hallmark’s parent channel, Crown Media, issued a statement that read, “We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin.”