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University of Michigan’s Athletic Department Catfishes Athletes…Um, What?

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I’m not pretending I know anything about collegiate-level athletic training (or any athletic training for that matter), but last time I checked, “catfishing” your own athletes wasn’t part of the process. At the KeyBank Global Leaders Forum in Toledo on Friday, University of Michigan’s athletic director, Dave Brandon, shared his little training tactic with the world. He had a random hot girl contact the athletes via several social media websites in order to teach them about the “dangers of social media.” Brandon even had the girl walk in on a meeting he called with the players. That couldn’t have been awkward or anything, considering their responses to her advances were apparently “wholly inappropriate.”

So what exactly was the intended lesson, here? Don’t respond to an attractive female making passes at you via the Internet because she was probably hired by your school’s athletic department to keep you from becoming the next Manti Te’o? I see what you did there, Michigan. Personally, if I were Brandon, I’d be more worried if a bunch of 20-year-old guys brimming with testosterone were leaving her messages unanswered.

[via Eleven Warriors]

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