After a month of rumours and innuendo about the dismissal of former Yale men’s basketball captain Jack Montague, multiple sources now say he was expelled because of a sexual-misconduct accusation.
Still, there are few details about why Montague was expelled, in part because federal privacy law for students prevents Yale from speaking about the case.
We do know that the allegations against Montague were heard by the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct. One close friend of Montague’s believes that committee is biased against students accused of wrongdoing, the friend told Business Insider.
The student, who wished to remain anonymous, said the sexual-misconduct accusation centered on an alleged event that happened over a year ago, and that Montague’s family would be releasing a statement soon. The Wall Street Journal also interviewed a friend of Montague’s who said the family would be releasing a statement in the coming days.
Jim Montague, Jack’s father, told The New York Times his son’s story would soon be publicly known.
“We have been holding our tongue and waiting,” he said, “and when we put our story out there, people are going to say, ‘Why was this boy expelled?'”
Last week, he made similar remarks to a local Connecticut newspaper.
“We have strict orders from our lawyers,” Jim Montague told the New Haven Register. “Soon enough, I’d love to tell the other side of the story. It’s ridiculous, why he’s expelled. It’s probably going to set some sort of precedent.”
The law firm Jacobs & Dow confirmed to the Yale Daily News that Jack Montague was a client at the firm. The firm was not immediately available for comment, nor was the Montague family.
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