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Manti Te'o Dead Girlfriend Story was a Hoax
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 05:05:27 PM »
Explosive story from Deadspin shaking up the Twitterverse right now.

One of the feel good stories of the college football season was concerning ND star Te'o and the story of him playing though the deaths of his grandmother & girlfriend within 24 hours of each other.

Evidently, its not true.

http://deadspin.com/5976517/manti-teos-dead-girlfriend-the-most-heartbreaking-and-inspirational-story-of-the-college-football-season-is-a-hoax



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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 05:09:42 PM »
Between being a non-factor/getting railroaded in the national title game & this story, this kid's draft status is going to take a serious nosedive.


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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 05:15:32 PM »
speechless!!!!

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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 05:18:54 PM »
Funny tweet I read:
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I'm just going to assume every girlfriend is fake until Brent Musburger has visual confirmation

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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2013, 05:24:49 PM »
Notre Dame issues a statement saying that Te'o was the victim of this hoax.

Ummm....huh?  ???


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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2013, 05:37:12 PM »
This is unlike anything ever.
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2013, 05:41:37 PM »
how can anyone stoop this low if he is involved

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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2013, 07:06:16 PM »
how can anyone stoop this low if he is involved

It will be interesting to read what his motivations were (assuming he was involved).

A lot of people assume he was doing it to get sympathy votes for the Heisman. 

Who knows, though?  Maybe he was sick of answering questions from his parents / church about why he didn't have a girlfriend.
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2013, 07:12:01 PM »
I see dead people...
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2013, 07:41:04 PM »
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Who knows, though?  Maybe he was sick of answering questions from his parents / church about why he didn't have a girlfriend.

In all seriousness these athletes are expected to have women. But that's not everyone's cup of tea. For someone to go to the length he did to look like he had a woman in his life means there was likely a ton of pressure on him to do so. Again in all seriousness his reputation as a football player and pro prospect could be really influenced by this.

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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2013, 07:50:10 PM »
T'eo could have the intelligence and personality of a slug and I'm sure real, attractive, girls would be throwing themselves at him...It must of just been an embarrassing prank. I don't see what he'd gain by faking it.

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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2013, 08:04:35 PM »
T'eo could have the intelligence and personality of a slug and I'm sure real, attractive, girls would be throwing themselves at him...It must of just been an embarrassing prank. I don't see what he'd gain by faking it.

Yeah I don't get the heisman thing. When this started he wasn't even a consideration. It was after her death that people even began to consider a MLB could win it if I read the article right.

It's just weird. He's the campus king of ND and yet he makes some girl from the Internet his gf? A girl he never even spent time with in person?

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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2013, 08:25:08 PM »
Is it at all possible he's hiding his lack of a girlfriend to cover up for his sexual orientation?  I mean, footballers (and athletes in general) are traditionally very buttoned up about this thing.  Plus, he and his family are Mormon...

Just a thought.

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Re: Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend is a hoax? (Merged)
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2013, 08:47:15 PM »
T'eo could have the intelligence and personality of a slug and I'm sure real, attractive, girls would be throwing themselves at him...It must of just been an embarrassing prank. I don't see what he'd gain by faking it.

just a prank?  i dunno dude.  Youre saying someone stayed up every single night talking to him on the phone pretending to be his sick girlfriend in the hospital??  who is that dedicated to a lie to keep it going for that long?

I agree that there are sick enough people in this world to follow through on that, but given the information provided the odds are in the favor of him being in on it.

Big giant red flag if youre an NFL team.  Linebackers with no book smarts, ok.  Linebackers with no street smarts and horrible instincts, not ok.  and thats only if he wasnt in on it.
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