Former UConn QB famous for trick-shot video fired from Trump White House job

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EAST HARTFORD, CT – NOVEMBER 26: Johnny McEntee #18 of the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaab/teams/cbp/" data-ylk="slk:Connecticut Huskies">Connecticut Huskies</a> passes the ball in the first half against the <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/ncaab/teams/rak/" data-ylk="slk:Rutgers Scarlet Knights">Rutgers Scarlet Knights</a> on November 26, 2011 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
EAST HARTFORD, CT – NOVEMBER 26: Johnny McEntee #18 of the Connecticut Huskies passes the ball in the first half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on November 26, 2011 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

UPDATE: According to the Washington Post, McEntee lost his job over a discovery of his tendency to gamble large sums of money. 

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Former UConn quarterback Johnny McEntee’s time in the White House is over.

McEntee was fired from his job as an assistant to president Donald Trump on Monday. According to multiple reports, he’s under a financial crimes investigation.


While he was fired on Monday from his job in the White House, McEntee is staying in politics even as he’s reportedly being investigated for crimes. McEntee was announced as a senior adviser on Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign. 

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McEntee found brief internet fame in 2011 when he released a video full of trick-shot passes that other quarterbacks rushed to imitate and top. The former Husky walk-on was the team’s starting quarterback that season and threw 12 touchdowns to eight interceptions. McEntee threw just 10 passes in his senior season.

He had been a part of the Trump campaign since 2015 when he joined the team as a volunteer.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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