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Report: Yale QB's bid was suspended

Updated: January 27, 2012, 8:04 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

A Yale football player who said he withdrew from consideration for a Rhodes scholarship in order to prepare for his team's rivalry game against Harvard had in fact been informed his candidacy had been suspended, The New York Times reported.

The Rhodes Trust had suspended quarterback Patrick Witt's candidacy when it learned, outside of official channels, that a female student had accused Witt of sexual assault in September, the newspaper reported.

Witt had previously announced he ...

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