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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:24 PM

Notre Dame football cares way more about an imaginary dead girl than a real one

Granted, this is truly a weird and almost addictively fascinating story. But lets not forget that while the media buzzes and the university responds, the Notre Dame football program has pretty much ignored an actual dead girl. Irin Carmon writes:

Less than a day into the Manti Teo revelations, weve heard more about a fake dead girlfriend of a Notre Dame football player than a real dead girl. Lizzy Seeberg committed suicide, not long after being intimidated by Notre Dame football players for reporting a sexual assault by one of their teammates. A second woman who was taken to the hospital for a rape exam declined to formally accuse another Notre Dame football player after getting a series of bullying texts from players.

full: http://feministing.com/2013/01/17/notre-dame-football-cares-way-more-about-an-imaginary-dead-girl-than-a-real-one/

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Reply Notre Dame football cares way more about an imaginary dead girl than a real one (Original post)
alp227 Jan 2013 OP
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #1
Larkspur Jan 2013 #2
muriel_volestrangler Jan 2013 #4
JungleJoel Jan 2013 #3

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:29 PM

1. Football is just warfare for boys

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 02:37 PM

2. Here's my response to this ND bashing thread...

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Response to Larkspur (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 02:44 PM

4. Meh - "The only one really hurt in this scandal is Manti Te'o" - no, he lied about it

Notre Dame said Te'o found out that Kekua was not a real person through a phone call he received at an awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla., on Dec. 6. He told Notre Dame coaches about the situation on Dec. 26.

The AP's media review turned up two instances during that gap when the football star mentioned Kekua in public.

Te'o was in New York for the Heisman presentation on Dec. 8 and, during an interview before the ceremony that ran on the WSBT.com, the website for a South Bend TV station, Te'o said: "I mean, I don't like cancer at all. I lost both my grandparents and my girlfriend to cancer. So I've really tried to go to children's hospitals and see, you know, children."

In a column that first ran in The Los Angeles Times, on Dec. 10, Te'o recounted why he played a few days after he found out Kekua died in September, and the day she was supposedly buried.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/17/hoax-manti-teo-girlfriend-interviews_n_2499584.html?utm_hp_ref=sports&icid=maing-grid7|maing8|dl1|sec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D258643


So as well as pretending shortly after her 'death', apparently including to his own family, he had met her in person, he kept making stuff up about it, even after he says he was aware it was a hoax.

As for 'bashing' ND - this OP brings up a real problem with how the university handled a genuine problem to do with its sports program. And it looks ugly.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 05:50 PM

3. I Feel for Poor Manti

I lost my imaginary friend at age six, and it still hurts! Besides, for people believing in magic gold plates and Noah's Ark, an imaginary friend is a short trip.

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