Crafty Michigan 'catfished' its football players so no one else could2/1/2013
If the Manti Te'o melodrama taught us one thing, it’s how easy it is to "catfish" naive young men. But before the Te'o scandal even broke, the University of Michigan wanted to avoid similarly compromising situations for its athletes. The athletic department got proactive about stiffarming online trolls by catfishing Michigan football players to show them the pitfalls of social media. The program hired a consultant to speak about online behavior, but before the meeting, the consultant's comely female assistant chatted up 20 players on Facebook. Some of the guys had "wholly inappropriate" things to say, football coach Brady Hoke said. The day of the meeting, the cute assistant walked into the room, stunning the players. Lesson learned. [Source]
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