University of Missouri

Tutor says she took exams for Mizzou athletes; probe started

A former University of Missouri tutor said she can document at least a dozen instances of serious academic fraud involving men's and women's athletes during a 16-month period.

Yolanda Kumar told The Kansas City Star that she felt pressured to keep athletes academically eligible , especially football and men's basketball players. Her allegations come less than a year after the school sanctioned its men's basketball team for violating NCAA rules.

Hours after Kumar posted in her personal Facebook account Tuesday afternoon that she had taken entrance exams and completed entire courses for Mizzou athletes, the university issued a statement announcing its investigation.