The Longest Yarn… JOE BIDEN CAUGHT IN LIE – Said He Played College Football – He Didn’t

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During a campaign stop in Athens, Ohio, on Saturday September 8, Vice President Joe Biden said the last time he was in the town, playing against the Ohio University football team on October 19, 1963, he almost got arrested for walking into a girls’ dormitory.

It’s a good story. It’s just not true… at all.
Shawn at Free Republic discovered that Joe Biden did not play football at the University of Delaware in 1961, 1962, 1963, or 1964, according to past yearbooks.

The 1984 University of Delaware yearbook included an interview with Joe Biden. It’s Biden first ever interview were he talks about his “triple major” (later during Biden’s 1988 presidential campaign he admitted he lied and had two majors, not three) and playing “intramural football” (flag football). There is no mention about him playing college football.

Page 324 of 1984 year book

There’s more:

In the University of Delaware’s online news service, UDaily, Biden wrote this in which he is the sole source (so take it with a grain of salt):

Joe Biden once said he came to the University of Delaware in 1961 as a “half-baked halfback,” playing on the freshman football team that year under the late Scotty Duncan, and the Democratic vice presidential candidate remains a big fan of the Fightin’ Blue Hens.

But even this account is doubtful because on page 162 in the sports section of Delaware University’s 1961 yearbook, Biden is not listed on the freshman football team’s roster.

Joe Biden said he played football at the University of Delaware and that he almost got arrested after a game in Ohio.
It’s just not true.

Tony Lee at Breitbart wrote more on The Fibber.

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  • Jack

    Oh that’s just Joe. God love him.

  • Walknot

    Why lie about this? What kid of person tries to BS a crowd in the age of the internet?

  • Bigkahuna

    Maybe he got a concussion and just thinks he played football!

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    he’s turning out to be as much of a myth as obama.

  • HuskerinOhio

    Biden uses the Ohio FB team to ramp up the crowd,
    I wonder if he knows the Head Coach is one of the staunchest Roman Catholics
    I know.
    Hey Joe want to challenge Frankie to push up contest for his vote?

  • succotash

    The whole bunch of this admin. Should belong to LA(liars anonymous)

  • Largebill

    He has to be a pathological liar. No reason to make this up.

  • RandomThoughts

    In Biden’s universe, whatever he says is true. That his boasts about his past contradict reality is irrelevant.

  • Addison DeWitt

    Wait….he means what he says, people!!!!!!!

  • USMC Thomas

    Has he recollected how he spent Christmas in Cambodia with John Kerry?

  • silntcalrox

    walked in a woman’s dorm! he must been with Clinton, or Bush had ’em cornered with his six shooter. I thought that Delaware only played in the intermural league!

  • silntcalrox

    gotta rephrase my statement . . .PC police are up and running. walked in a woman’s dorm . . .must have been with slick willie, or bush forced him to do so. I agree with the football statement . . .Delaware plays in the intramural league . . .go get ’em blue hens!

  • MrGoodWench

    He played football and FDR himself went on TV to praise BiteMe for all the goals he scored

  • Stella Baskomb

    I’ll bet Biden was talking about his days as a player in the national intramural league.

    I hear he was really good on the touches.

  • Earthmover

    My mother always taught us kids if you lie, you have to tell another lie to cover that
    one. The truth is only one thing to remember. Imagine the turmoil in some of these
    peoples minds! They don’t even know what is real anymore.

  • RKae

    I’ll bet Dan Rather has some (fake but accurate) documentation that can prove Joe was on the team.

  • SR

    wiki claims “He played halfback with the Blue Hens freshman football team, but he dropped a junior year plan to play for the varsity team as a defensive back, enabling him to spend more time with his out-of-state girlfriend.” cites

    Can you debunk that source? This is really funny.

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  • GotFreedom

    Once a plagiarist. . .always a plagiarist!!!

    Just another “Tempest in the Teapot” for ole Joe (

  • Jim

    Did he lie? Is he a Democrat? Of course!