October 01, 2016 | Updated at 02:19 AM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Eli Manning Dead: Hoax Report Another Attention Seeking Scam

New York Giants fans were in a fluster Tuesday after rumors began swirling that Giants' quarterback Eli Manning had been found dead. Frantic football fans began filling Internet blog and social media sites questioning whether the news was true and trying to find out more information. However, after hours of fearful fans waiting for official news finally new reports emerged disposing of the rumors and stating that they were completely fabricated; Eli Manning was alive and well.

EnStars on Jun 26, 2012 09:00 PM EDT
Tag :   Eli Manning
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Eli Manning
Eli Manning (Photo : Wikimedia Commons)

New York Giants fans were in a fluster Tuesday after rumors began swirling that Giants' quarterback Eli Manning had been found dead.

Frantic football fans began filling Internet blog and social media sites questioning whether the news was true and trying to find out more information. However, after hours of fearful fans waiting for official news finally new reports emerged disposing of the rumors and stating that they were completely fabricated; Eli Manning was alive and well.

According to earlier reports from mediafetcher.com, State Highway Patrol officers allegedly found pro football player Eli Manning unresponsive in a 2009 Cadillac Escalade on Tuesday morning at a New York highway rest area.

The alleged report added that emergency services were quickly dispatched to the incident, and despite numerous attempts at CPR could not bring Manning back.

However, the report appears to have simply been an elaborate attention-seeking scam and hoax. At the bottom of the report the website revealed that the entire story was made up.

"This story was dynamically generated using a generic 'template' and is not factual," says the website. "Any reference to specific individuals has been 100% fabricated by web site visitors who have created fake stories by entering a name into a blank 'non-specific' template for the purpose of entertainment."

Mediafetcher is well-known for making up celebrity deaths and other pranks; the website has also "killed off" actors Owen Wilson, Keanu Reeves, Will Smith, and Eddie Murphy among others in the past.

 

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

The 2015 NBC Upfront Presentation Red Carpet Event

‘Criminal Minds’ Season 12 Episode 2 Spoilers & Cast News: Damon Gupton becomes series regular; J.J's life will be in danger?

After Thomas Gibson was fired from the show, CBS reveals the new member to the BAU team as Damon Gupton is added as a series regular.

BUILD Series Presents Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Finn Wolfhard And Caleb McLaughlin Of 'Stranger Things'

‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Update & Release Date: New characters to be expected; Producer admits feeling pressured

After a successful first season, fans are eagerly waiting for “Stranger Things” Season 2. Producer Shawn Levy admits feeling pressured in making Season 2 successful.

The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Press Room

‘How to Get Away with Murder’ Season 3 Episode 3 Spoilers: Keating 5 goes to Atlantic City; Annalise framed up?

"How to Get Away with Murder" season 3, episode 3 takes the Keating 5 to Atlantic City for a high stakes case. The episode may also bring some other flash forward scene that could possibly give some light as to who might be framing Annalise.

Tesla Opens New Flagship Store In San Francisco

Tesla Model 3 EV News: Details about Car’s Features and Release Date

Tesla Model 3 EV is yet to be released but numerous consumers have already pre-ordered the car model. Just what exactly are the features of this vehicle and when is it officially available?

The Number #1 Korean drama in 2016 is Love in the Moonlight starring Park Bo-Gum as the Crown Prince Hyomyeong and Kim You-Jung as Hong Ra-on.

'Love in the Moonlight' tops the chart of Korean dramas

Having been tagged as 'Number 1' Korean drama, 'Love in the Moonlight' is set to bring back memories of love at first sight and mutual feelings. A sure hit with tv viewers who enjoys romantic comedy.

Real Time Analytics