Yale senior guard Tamara Simpson steals Handsome Dan

Yale announced Monday that women’s basketball senior Tamara Simpson has stolen the school’s beloved mascot, Handsome Dan.

Simpson stole Handsome Dan XVIII from caretaker Kevin Discepolo over the weekend, in a move that her coach Allison Guth said was an attempt to train the dog, given Simpson’s interest in personal training.

“She just wanted to make sure Handsome Dan didn’t have cardiovascular issues like some of his predecessors did,” Guth said. “While I don’t condone it, it was a commendable motivation.”

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