Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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January 18, 2013

Minor league team uses Te’o hoax for promotion

FLORENCE, Ky. — A Kentucky-based minor league baseball team is jumping on the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax story, offering to give away bobbleheads of the woman and rope off a special section just for imaginary friends.

The bobbleheads will be empty boxes.

The Florence Freedom says on its website the boxes will go to the first 1,000 fans to go through the gates on May 23.

Freedom General Manager Josh Anderson says fans can make the bobblehead out to be whatever they want it to be.

Te’o, a Notre Dame football star, said this week he was duped in a bizarre lie involving a fake dead girlfriend.

The Freedom will block off a section for the same game for fans to sit with imaginary friends.

The team is part of the Independent Frontier League.

 

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