President Joe Biden hosted the NFL champion Kansas City Chiefs at the White House on Monday and told a story about his time with the University of Delaware football team.
Biden never played varsity football in college.
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“I played freshman football at Delaware,” Biden said. “You had to have a 2.0 to keep going, and I had a 2.99. I mean a 1.99. My mother made me quit but I went back out my junior year to play in my senior year.”
For one thing, Biden is stretching the definition of the word “play.”
In 2012, a university official told NBC News that Biden had joined the team in his junior year but didn’t play. According to this official, Biden practiced with the team but didn’t compete in any games that year.
One of Biden’s vice-presidential aides said the same thing.
Plus, it remains unclear whether Biden ever played during his senior year.
He’s only confirmed to have played football during his freshman year of college. Plus, he played football in high school. During that time, he reportedly earned the nickname “Dash,” a reference not to his 10-yard dash, but to his clinical stutter.
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“It was like Morse code—dot dot dot, dash dash dash dash,” Biden told The Atlantic in 2020. “Even though by that time I started to overcome it.”
Take a look —
"I played freshman football at Delaware. My mother made we quit but I went back out my Junior year to play in my Senior year."
He’s lying 🤦♂️🤣 pic.twitter.com/WggWuoVrT9
— Clown World ™ 🤡 (@ClownWorld_) June 5, 2023
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