No rowing experience? No worries, according to a posting for the University of Southern California’s crew team that appears to have foreshadowed the college admissions scandal.
“Want to become a Division I athlete? Look into joining our Trojan Rowing Family,” USC Women’s Rowing posted on its official Twitter account in August 2018.
“No previous rowing experience necessary,” it added, providing fodder for sarcastic comments after Lori Loughlin and her hubby Mossimo Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 to get their daughters into the school as competitive rowing recruits — even though neither was an athlete.
Another laminated poster obtained by TMZ for this year’s fall season tryout reads: “No experience? No problem.”
“Yes, it’s missing how much will it cost you?” user @magdalena1914 tweeted in response along with laughing emojis.
“Must donate 500K roses *wink wink*,” @MartinDatKing wrote.
TMZ reported that the poster was hanging in the women’s locker room at the school’s Rec Center, but suggested that it “is an elaborate joke that someone went to some lengths to pull off, assuming it is, in fact, a fake,” despite its similarity to last year’s tweet.
The site said USC had not responded to a request for comment.
In March, the 54-year-old “Full House” actress and her fashion designer husband were among 50 people ensnared in the sweeping college cheating scandal.
Their social media star daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli has moved out of her family’s home since the bust when prosecutors accused the couple of allegedly paying college admissions fixer William “Rick” Singer to get the 19-year-old and her older sister, Isabella Rose, into the competitive school.
Both daughters have dropped out of USC amid fears of being bullied over the brouhaha.
The couple, who turned down a plea deal, face additional charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit fraud. If convicted, they face up to 40 years in prison.
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