Seattle Times reports more details about the firing of Garfield High School Athletic Director Jim Valiere earlier this year. The Times reports that the alleged scandal involved fake Spanish classes for several players, including basketball star Tony Wroten, Jr.
Basketball star Tony Wroten Jr. sat in his second-year Spanish class at Garfield High School earlier this year and sent out a curious message.
“just me and my 2 bros,” he posted on his Twitter page in January. “we got a 3 person Spanish class. #Niccceeee.”
Wroten, the University of Washington’s top recruit, found himself in the tiny remedial class after an investigation showed that the Garfield athletic director in 2010 had given him and another star athlete passing grades in a Spanish class that never existed.