Joe Montana denies illegal activity after being linked to college admissions scandal

San Francisco 49ers legend Joe Montana wants fans to know his kids got into college based on “their hard work and their merit,” not because they falsified applications.

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The 62-year-old Montana was named as a client of William Singer — the man at the center of the college admissions scandal involving Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. Singer pleaded guilty to four charges Tuesday, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and racketeering conspiracy.

Montana, who was not among the individuals charged by federal prosecutors, said his family used Singer as a consultant, but did not engage in illegal activity.

Montana and his wife Jennifer have four children.

The admissions scandal has already had an impact on the sports world. A number of college coaches were charged by prosecutors Tuesday. Phil Mickelson also used Singer’s company, though, like Montana, Mickelson was not charged.

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Dibs on playing Felicity Huffman in the Lifetime movie about this mess
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