Santos claims he played on Baruch volleyball team in 2020 interview

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Santos claims he played on Baruch volleyball team in 2020 interview

Disgraced Long Island Rep. George Santos claimed in a 2020 radio interview that he attended Baruch College on a volleyball scholarship and was part of a team that “slayed” Harvard and Yale — but “sacrificed” both knees for his supposed athletic feats.

Santos, then making an unsuccessful run against Democrat Rep. Thomas Suozzi, sat down for an interview on the “Sid & Friends in the Morning” WABC show on Oct. 27, 2020, when he volunteered that he attended Baruch on a volleyball scholarship. 

“You did?” Sid Rosenberg responded to Santos, noting that he was a Baruch alum, too.

The now-Republican congressman described the Manhattan college as a “great school, great institution. Very liberal but very good professors who don’t show their bias, which is very interesting, but that’s a whole other conversation.”

Rep. George Santos claimed in a 2020 radio interview that he attended Baruch College on a volleyball scholarship.
Rep. George Santos claimed in a 2020 radio interview that he attended Baruch College on a volleyball scholarship.
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Sid Rosenberg, host of the "Sid & Friends in the Morning" show on WABC radio. Rep. George Santos claimed in a 2020 interview on the show that he attended Baruch College on a volleyball scholarship.
Sid Rosenberg, host of the “Sid & Friends in the Morning” show on WABC radio. Rep. George Santos claimed in a 2020 interview on the show that he attended Baruch College on a volleyball scholarship.
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“But it’s funny that we went to play against Harvard, Yale, and we slayed them. We were champions across the entire Northeast Corridor. Every school that came up against us, they were shaking at the time. And it’s funny. I was the smallest guy and I’m 6-2,” Santos said.

The Republican added that he and the other members of the team could have played basketball but stuck with volleyball because it “was easier.”

“It was a great time. I sacrificed both my knees and got very nice knee replacements, knee replacements from playing volleyball. That’s how serious I took the game,” he claimed.

Santos admitted to The Post on Dec. 26 that he fabricated ​entire chunks of his resume — including his education, his family’s background, his work history​​ with Wall Street firms and his Jewish heritage, ​ among other details.

In the interview with The Post, Santos confessed that he did not graduate from Baruch in 2010 or New York University as he claimed on his resume.

“I didn’t graduate from any institution of higher learning. I’m embarrassed and sorry for having embellished my resume,” he said. “I own up to that … We do stupid things in life.”

An examination of Baruch’s past volleyball schedules has found that the men’s team never played Yale during the period Santos claimed to have attended school there, though the Bearcats did record a straight-sets win over Harvard in 2010.

Santos, elected Nov. 8 to represent the Long Island- and Queens-based Third Congressional District, ​has refused calls to step down. 

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