You may recall back in October that George Gipp's body was exhumed for rather bizarre and unexplained reasons. And just to make it even weirder, ESPN filmed it too.
Well, a little later it leaked out that Gipp's body was exhumed to find out if he had fathered an illegitimate kid.
Gipp, as it turns out, wasn't the 1920s Matt Leinart, so he won't be joining our list of athletes who fathered illegitimate kids (although Gipp apparently went to even fewer classes than Leinart and was heavily involved in gambling rings). Tests done on Gipp's right femur revealed that he wasn't the father. But there's still some strange stuff to reveal.
The whole reason for this bizarre series of events actually came from this 2005 internet posting by a woman who believed Gipp had gotten her grandmother - Eva Bright - pregnant. Gipp actually did date Bright for a year before he died at age 25. But the interesting thing is that Bright was either 15 or 16 when Gipp was dating her. I don't even think Leinart would do something like that.
So in other words, a 25-year-old All-American football player was dating a woman almost a decade younger than him who wound up cheating on him. I'm just amazed Marcus Vick wasn't involved in any way.
As for Notre Dame, they seem to have taken Knute Rockne's "Win ONE for the Gipper" speech way too literally this year.