Michigan Players Catfished – On Purpose!

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By: / February 1, 2013

Are the Wolverines being catfished? You bet!

The University of Michigan said Friday that they have been training their players to be wary of online relationships, purposely having the Michigan players catfished in a method similar to the strange saga of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o.

The Michigan AD says that the school enlisted an attractive woman to attempt to befriend the Michigan players online, in order to demonstrate how easy it is to be tricked online. It was all part of an attempt to ensure that player’s online personas did not contain anything offense or illegal, and that players took care to avoid to being actually catfished.

Apparently, the woman who had familiarized herself with Michigan players then walked into a team meeting – which must have freaked out a bunch of guys worried they’d just been Manti Te’o’d!

What do you think of Michigan players catfished – is it ethical or not?