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FALSE RUMOR: Jay Wright to Retire, Pregnant Soccer Student?

There have been several rumors spread via social media; including one saying Villanova head basketball coach, Jay Wright knocked-up a 20-year-old soccer student! (SAY WHAT!). The rumors also state that today will be the day Mr. Wright calls it quits on his Wildcats. Yes, please note that this rumor has not been confirmed nor do we believe it as true. Social media has been an outlet for distributing false information.

We can look at the many stories that were indeed false, coming from Facebook and Twitter. There have been claims that Morgan Freeman has died, Eminem being murdered, and numerous others. This seems to be just another one of those acts done by students with nothing else better to do.

Our investigation shows that Jay and his wife Patty, have not filed divorce papers, and there is no present lawsuits against him. We also can verify that Patty has been to every game this season other then the one missed last week due to a birthday party.

The Philadelphia Daily News also investigated the matter and deemed the rumors untrue; as did hall-of-fame journalist Dick Weiss, who tweeted that “there is no truth — repeat — no truth to the rumors about villanova basketball.” Sources close to both Jay Wright and his wife Patty Wright have denied all of the rumor as well.

Wright has coached Villanova to six NCAA Tournaments, making it to the Final Four in 2008. For the 2009 – 2010 season, Wright brought in a recruiting class in the top five of the national rankings. The class was highlighted by point guard Maalik Wayns (Philadelphia/Roman Catholic), forwards Isaiah Armwood (Rockville, Md./Montrose Christian School) and Mouphtaou Yarou (Rockville, Md./Montrose Christian School) and guard Dominic Cheek (Jersey City, NJ / St. Anthony’s). Taylor King, a former McDonald’s All-American and Duke transfer, also joined the rotation, after redshirting the ’08–’09 season. The Wildcats earned a two seed in the NCAA tournament, but after a rocky start in the tournament, highlighted by Scottie Reynolds and Corey Fisher being benched to start the game, fell in the second round of play to Saint Mary’s.