Recruit talks up fake ND visit

Submitted by Leaders And Best on January 21st, 2013 at 1:56 PM

2014 RB recruit Stanley Williams made up a fake visit to Notre Dame this past weekend. Which begs the question does Notre Dame really exist anymore?

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football-recruiting/2013/1/21/3900356/stanley-williams-notre-dame-visit-football-recruit

Manti "The Catfish" Teo update: At leat 3 minor league baseball teams are planning Manti Te'o fake girlfriend nights. The Dallas Stars had Lennay Kekua as a special guest at their home opener:

http://deadspin.com/5977438/the-dallas-stars-showed-an-empty-chair-on-the-jumbotron-identified-it-as-manti-teos-girlfriend

Comments

Leaders And Best

January 21st, 2013 at 2:27 PM ^

If he had proved he was totally innocent, I would have only thought he was one of the dumbest and most gullible people alive, but I would have felt horrible for him. For him to do that, he needed to come clean and provide all the evidence like his phone records. Hiding behind Jeremy Schaap did not help him, and hiring a PR firm (probably not coincidentally the same one that Katie Couric uses) doesn't help the perception of him.

I don't think he was part of the hoax, but I think he helped perpetuate the myth by embellishing the story and lying about her to media to make the relationship more than it was. I really don't think those 8 hour phone calls happened every night.

readyourguard

January 21st, 2013 at 2:08 PM ^

Is there any possibility Williams went up to ND on his own dime, without fanfare and toured the campus/took in a game completely on the downlow?

And in other bleeding heart scenarios (which is completely unlike me), Is anyone else fearful that the backlash created by this story could push Manti T'eo over the edge, and possibly to the point of suicide?  I don't know man, I just have a bad feeling about this whole thing and the ongoing jokes aren't going to be so funny if the guy ends up hurting himself.

 

YoOoBoMoLloRoHo

January 21st, 2013 at 2:33 PM ^

punking the reporter or actually making up the story with no irony to Manti. I think the latter, but hilarious.

How many ND fake visits will arise? Will reporters check every ND reference?

I don't really see the joke disappearing for years.

Uncle Si

January 21st, 2013 at 2:44 PM ^

I don't unnerstan' how you can say she's your girlfriend and you ain't even done any smoochin'. These kids today with all their cell phone, text messagin tech-techno-technocological gizmos...I don't even know how to program my VCR