Columbia based political blogger Will Folks claimed Monday night former USC second baseman Scott Wingo had another person take his SAT for him while at Mauldin High School. Folks cited an unnamed source for his information.
The source claimed to have been in the SAT testing room and claims Wingo did not take the test. The informant could not identify the person it claimed to be taking the test for Wingo.
Wingo currently is playing baseball for the Dodgers high rookie league team in Ogden, Utah. Two sources close to Wingo disputed Folks’ report. “It does not have any merit to it,” one source said. A second source said Wingo took the SAT more than once and had more than one qualifying score on his record.
If the allegation is true, Wingo’s eligibility for his four seasons at USC would be in question. Typically the NCAA will force a team which uses an ineligible player to forfeit any victories in which the ineligible player participated. However, the NCAA’s statute of limitations in investigating an allegation is four years. The story alleges the test took place five years ago.
Wingo was the Most Outstanding Player of this season’s College World Series as the Gamecocks won their second straight national championship.