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Report: Assault Claim Ended Yale QB's Rhodes Bid

Patrick Witt's agent issued a statement to the Courant about the Times report.

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    Yale quarterback Patrick Witt gained national headlines in November when he was faced with the decision of taking part in "The Game" against Harvard or attending a Rhodes Scholarship interview.

    Now, the New York Times reports that the decision was made for him. 

    The Rhodes Trust suspended Witt's application after learning that a fellow student had accused him of sexual assault, according to the report.

    However, his accuser did not go to the police and has not filed a formal complaint, the Times reports.

    Witt's agent released a statement to the Hartford Courant, disputing parts of the report.

    It says, in part:

    "To be clear, Patrick’s Rhodes candidacy was never “suspended”, as the article suggests, and his official record at Yale contains no disciplinary issues."

    The full statement is posted on the Courant's Web site.