Forget the Notre Dame Star Player That Had A “Girlfriend” That He Was In Love With Even Though He Had Never Met Her And Focus on the REALLY Bad People In This Entire Manti Te’o Bogus Girlfriend “Hoax” Which Is Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick and the Other “Leadership” At Notre Dame That….In OUR Opinion….That Put Public Relations Ahead of What Was Best for Manti Te’o, Notre Dame Football, Notre Dame Student-Athletes and the University of Notre Dame – Remember Ohio State In 2010 and Their Bogus and Sham Investigation Followed By Their Bogus and Shameful “Buck Stops Here” Press Conference? – Good….History….In OUR Opinion….Is About To Repeat Itself With A Pompous Arrogant Bastard(s) Being Fired For Not Acting Like A Responsible Adult
Yes, there has to be a few people in the world that are gullible enough to believe that a star football player could be in love with a “girlfriend” that he had never met or even seen in a live setting of any kind but who can also wax poetic about that same non-existent girlfriend to anyone and everyone that put a microphone in front of his mouth EVEN AFTER he learned that the non-existent girlfriend didn’t really exist in that little thing we call the….
….but why continue to focus on the Complete Idiocy that no one in the national news media had the foresight or even curiosity to do a simple….
Make A Few Simple Phone Calls
….on to verify if the non-existent girlfriend even existed which would have been a blockbuster story right in the middle of the football season IF any of those reporters or columnists had done a simple….
Make A Few Simple Phone Calls
….BUT let’s not lose sight of the really BAD people here and we are not talking about some worthless human being that gets his kicks out of creating “fake” girlfriends to “catfish” people that may or may not be involved or have the intelligence of the paperweight on the Blogging desk here at Coaches Hot Seat BUT rather we are talking about the very Damn curious timeline put out by Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick last week on this entire Manti Te’o “hoax” debacle which….
Makes NO Damn Sense
….and is in our opinion either Complete Incompetence or Complete Idiocy.
Steve Rosenbloom of the Chicago Tribune asks a lot of good questions about Manti Te’o’s honesty and more importantly the Notre Dame investigation of the Manti Te’o “hoax” girlfriend debacle in his latest…
…..but let’s go Joe Friday and go straight to the “FACTS” of this case as told to everyone by Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick:
December 26, 2012 – Wednesday
Manti Te’o, the star linebacker at Notre Dame, who finished second in the Heisman voting and was one of the biggest stories in the 2012 college football season which included stories that were widely told and reported on (and embellished by Te’o) about his “girlfriend” dying of leukemia which the mainstream media ate up without actually checking if the “girlfriend” even existed TELLS Notre Dame on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 that he believes that his “girlfriend” that supposedly died from leukemia probably never existed and that he believes he was “hoaxed” by some unknown person or group of people into believing the girlfriend actually existed. That Manti Te’o could have easily figured out if the girlfriend actually existed or not is another story entirely but let’s not get into trying to figure out which is brighter: The paperweight on the Coaches Hot Seat Blogging Desk OR Manti Te’o!
December 29, 2012 – Saturday
Notre Dame decides three days after the star player on their football team, Manti Te’o, tells them he has been “hoaxed” by people about a non-existent girlfriend that was one of the biggest stories of the 2012 college football season to launch an investigation in the “hoax” to see what really happened. Really? Three days AFTER being told that the star player on the Notre Dame football team has been involved in a “cruel and complicated hoax” the people in positions of “leadership” at Notre Dame finally decide to launch an investigation? Now that is Very Damn ODD but more on that in a moment.
January 2, 2013 – Wednesday
A week after being told by Manti Te’o that his girlfriend probably didn’t exist and that Te’o had been “hoaxed” Notre Dame hires an outside private firm to do an investigation about the Manti Te’o girlfriend “hoax.” A week later? Really?
January 4, 2013 – Friday
The outside private firm hired by Notre Dame completes its investigation into the Manti Te’o girlfriend “hoax” which included NO interviews of the people involved in the “hoax” including Manti Te’o or the “hoaxers” which the investigators were able to get an address for in California. The conclusion of Notre Dame’s private investigation: Manti Te’o was hoaxed.
January 5 – 6, 2013 – Saturday – Sunday
Notre Dame, 11 days after they say that Manti Te’o told them that a girlfriend that he loved very much but had actually never met was probably not real and was a “hoax” and after hiring a private firm to do an investigation that comes to the conclusion that Manti Te’o was “hoaxed” while not interviewing anyone actually involved in the “hoax” tells the Te’o family about the results of the investigation in South Florida where Notre Dame has traveled to for the BCS title game against Alabama.
YES, this all makes perfect sense…..NOT!
Now let’s assume for a moment that instead of Jack Swarbrick and the other people at Notre Dame that were involved in the decision-making on this entire Manti Te’o girlfriend “hoax” debacle there were….
Responsible ADULTS that cared about the student-athletes at Notre Dame
…..running Notre Dame athletics and the University of Notre Dame on December 26, 2012 and the star player on the Notre Dame football team walks into the Notre Dame athletic offices and says that one of the biggest stories of the college football season, namely that Manti Te’o’s “girlfriend” didn’t really exist and thus didn’t die of leukemia as Te’o told Millions of People in America and around the world and in FACT more than likely Te’o’s girlfriend didn’t exist and Manti Te’o was “hoaxed” by some sorry Human Beings that need to get a job and a life.
What do you believe that those Responsible ADULTS that cared about the student-athletes at Notre Dame, instead of Jack Swarbrick and Company, would have done upon being told this story of Manti Te’o thinking that he had been “hoaxed” and that is “girlfriend” didn’t really exist?
Well, in the REAL World here is what Responsible ADULTS would have done….in our opinion of course….in this case:
1. The first thing is that Responsible ADULTS would have done is have called the counsel for Notre Dame to hear Manti Te’o’s “I was hoaxed” girlfriend story.
2. The second thing is that any Responsible attorney would have told Notre Dame that the first thing they need to do is to contact the Notre Dame police, the South Bend police, the Indiana state attorney general’s office and the FBI to report that their star football player had been “hoaxed” by people unknown.
3. The third thing is that Responsible ADULTS running Notre Dame athletics and the University of Notre Dame would have done is to immediately called the Notre Dame police, the South Bend police, the Indiana attorney general’s office and the FBI to report this “hoax” who together would have been able to quickly determine the people involved in the “hoax” since Deadspin.com was able to do so in a couple of days without having the power of local, state and Federal authorities and the so-called “hoax” would have been shut down immediately.
4. Since the authorities would have been quickly able to determine whether Manti Te’o was involved in a hoax or not by Friday December 29, 2012 Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick along with Manti Te’o could have held a press conference in South Bend to announce that Manti Te’o had been “hoaxed” and that the girlfriend that he loved deeply but had not even met didn’t really exist and thus had not died of leukemia as every news outlet in the country reported without doing a Simple Google Search or making a Few Simple Phone Calls.
By Notre Dame doing ALL of the above and Manti Te’o actually coming off believable in the press conference that he was a gullible rube that somehow was in love with a girlfriend that he had never met the world would be a very different and better place for Manti Te’o and Notre Dame today mainly because Responsible ADULTS would have acted in a Responsible WAY….BUT alas…
Notre Dame in our opinion was run in late December and is run today by people that are more interested in Public Relations than the TRUTH and what is best for the Notre Dame student-athletes thus it is our opinion that Notre Dame Athletics led by Jack Swarbrick intentionally slow-walked a Bogus investigation into the Manti Te’o non-existent girlfriend “hoax” investigation so that it would drag out until right before the Notre Dame – Alabama BCS title game and EVEN WORSE THAN THAT it is our opinion that instead of the people in positions of leadership at Notre Dame telling Manti Te’o to be honest about the entire non-existent girlfriend they instead instructed Manti Te’o to LIE while at the press conferences around the BCS title game and that means that….
Manti Te’o LIED hundreds of times about his non-existent fake girlfriend throughout the 2012 college football season and even at the BCS national championship game
The University of Notre Dame enabled and even encouraged Manti Te’o to tell those LIES to the news media after they knew the whole thing was a “hoax”
We here at Coaches Hot Seat can only wonder after all that we have heard and read about this entire Manti Te’o non-existent girlfriend “hoax” story and Notre Dame’s reaction to being told that one of their star football players has been caught in a “cruel and complicated hoax” how is it possible that ANY parent would send their child to play on ANY athletics team at Notre Dame because it seems pretty clear to us here at Coaches Hot Seat that the “leadership” at Notre Dame told a Notre Dame athlete to….
…and when confronted with the possibility that one of their athletes was caught up in a “cruel and complicated hoax” for some reason we cannot possibly fathom DID NOT call the authorities on the local, state and Federal level to report that “cruel and complicated hoax” but rather just did a private investigation that took over a week to get the results on and which led to if the news reports are TRUE….
…the “cruel and complicated hoax” being continued against Manti Te’o in Miami right before the BCS title game.
Please, can someone explain to us what kind of Very Damn Sorry Bastards are these folks at Notre Dame that in our opinion put Public Relations ahead of what was best for Manti Te’o, the Notre Dame football team and the University of Notre Dame?
Very Damn Sorry People in our opinion is the answer to that question.
Instead of Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick putting Manti Te’o, the Notre Dame football team and student-athletes and the University of Notre Dame first and quickly notifying authorities that one of their star football players had been involved in a “cruel and complicated hoax” what Jack Swarbrick and the other “leadership” at Notre Dame did was to….
Allow the “cruel and complicated hoax” to continue!
…..and for that Jack Swarbrick and anyone else involved in the decision-making at Notre Dame should be ashamed and they should be….
In our opinion Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick CANNOT BE TRUSTED and it also our opinion that Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick and others at Notre Dame instructed Manti Te’o to LIE at the press availabilities at the BCS title game against Alabama.
Why would Jack Swarbrick and the other “leadership” at Notre Dame not immediately report to the local, state and Federal authorities that one of their star football players had been involved in a long-running “cruel and complicated hoax?”
Because in our opinion Jack Swarbrick and the leadership at Notre Dame did not want to take the Public Relations hit that would come with TELLING THE TRUTH that the star linebacker on the Notre Dame football team had been involved in a “relationship” with a girl that he “loved” even though he had never met the girl and the girl DID NOT EXIST so they didn’t tell the authorities or the public and because of that the….
“Cruel and Complicated Hoax” continued on!
You should be ASHAMED of yourself and your actions in this matter Jack Swarbrick and there is NO WAY in the world we would trust any of our children at Notre Dame under any athletic department that you are running because it is our opinion you don’t do what is in the best interests of the student-athletes but rather put Public Relations ahead of EVERYTHING ELSE.
Very Damn Shameful.
And with the national news media and the media that covers college athletics asleep at the switch and no doubt out right now looking for another star player that has a girlfriend that died so they can play up the story Jack Swarbrick might just be able to get away with what is in our opinion…..
Unethical and Shameful Behavior
….in the Manti Te’o non-existent girlfriend debacle.
In December 2010 the Ohio State University conducted what was in our opinion a….
Bogus and Sham Investigation
…into benefits that 5 Ohio State football players received and that Bogus and Sham Investigation didn’t include doing a simple 10 minute sweep of the emails of then head coach Jim Tressel which would have led to Ohio State finding out that Tressel had known months before that several of his players were receiving impermissible benefits and after that Bogus and Sham Investigation Ohio State held this Bogus and Sham press conference where Jim Tressel just FLAT-OUT LIED to everyone about EVERYTHING.
The Jim Tressel BOGUS and SHAMELESS “Buck Stops Here” Press Conference:
After the above BOGUS and SHAMELESS press conference it took only a few months for the TRUTH to come out and five months for Jim Tressel to be fired which Coaches Hot Seat wrote about all along the way….
….and it was Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick who held in our opinion the below BOGUS and SHAMELESS press conference on January 16, 2013 and we will see how long until the TRUTH actually comes out and how long Jack Swarbrick and others are employed at Notre Dame because in our opinion just based on the timeline that Swarbrick laid out on the Manti Te’o non-existent girlfriend “hoax” debacle he should have ALREADY been fired.