KY minor league team announces Te'o girlfriend bobblehead night

KY minor league team announces Te'o girlfriend bobblehead night

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Manti Te'o #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish warms up prior to playing against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game at Sun Life Stadium on January 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 1:53 AM

FLORENCE, Ky.  -- A Kentucky-based minor league baseball team is jumping on the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax story.

It is offering a bobblehead giveaway of the girlfriend. Only the boxes will be empty.

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

They also will rope off a special section just for people to bring imaginary friends.

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 national media did several stories on how Te'o played through the pain of her death.

The Florence Freedom is part of the Independent Frontier League.

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