July 25, 2016 | Updated at 09:33 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

Victor's fate is decided on the July 25, 2016 episode of 'The Young and the Restless'

Young and the Restless (Y&R) Spoilers: Victor's Fate Is Decided

After Phyllis's emotional testimony, Victor's fate will be determined by the judge

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic's New Gem Will Be Available for the Nintendo NX

The recent trailer for the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog game has confirmed that the title would be available for Nintendo's upcoming console, the mysterious NX.

Xbox One

Classic Xbox One Goes Down to $249 -- Is it Still Worth It?

The Xbox One Classic gets its lowest price ever, but with the Xbox One S coming, is the original still worth it?

iPhone 5s

Judge Orders Alleged Pimp to Unlock iPhone 5S, Touch ID Prevents Access

Apple's popular security feature, Touch ID, has become pivotal in the unlocking of a device owned by an alleged pimp suspected of trafficking underage girls.

Crime Scene

Yet Another Mass Shooting Kills 2, Injures 16 in Fort Myers, Florida

At least 2 people were killed and 16 others injured in the latest mass shooting at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida.

Real Time Analytics