Notre Dame Football Faulted For Covering Up Manti Te’o Hoax While Refusing to Probe Rape Scandal


DemocracyNow.org – Notre Dame’s star linebacker and team leader Manti T’eo is in the media limelight after reports have emerged that his girlfriend may never have existed — a girlfriend who allegedly died of leukemia and inspired him to become a top football player in her memory. While Notre Dame has launched a probe into the hoax, sportswriter Dave Zirin criticizes the school’s slow response to an alleged sexual assault committed by a football player in 2010. The team opened a probe only after the 19-year-old victim, Lizzy Seeberg, committed suicide. “No tears for Lizzy Seeberg, no tears for other women who anonymously have said they were attacked, but yet tears for Manti Te’o,” Zirin says. “It says a great deal about the culture at Notre Dame, that values the lucrative brand of ‘Fighting Irish football’ above all else.” To watch the entire weekday independent news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, search our vast archive, or to find more information about Democracy Now! and Amy Goodman, visit www.democracynow.org. Democracy Now!, an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1100+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE Facebook: www.facebook.com Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: www.youtube.com Listen on SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com Daily Email News Digest: www.democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit www.democracynow.org

21 thoughts on “Notre Dame Football Faulted For Covering Up Manti Te’o Hoax While Refusing to Probe Rape Scandal

  1. TJ Kreider

    This is the? biggest bullshit I’ve ever wasted my time listening too.

  2. Lanskee Shuru

    The RCC is the oldest street gang in the World; most of the RCC/Notre? Dame football players major in basketweaving and shucking-and-jiving.

    Stand up for Lizzy Seeberg.

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