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Re: The Manti T'eo dead girlfriend story is a hoax
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 06:10:36 PM »
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Re: The Manti Te'o dead girlfriend story is a hoax
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 07:27:19 PM »
What a long, entangeled story - what does this guy's pastor father say about all this? Goes to show you that you can't rely on the MSM to get their facts straight even in the realm of college football.

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 08:01:48 PM »
The only reason Te'o ended up in the second in the Heisman voting was because of his sob story.  Without that, he would not have even been invited to New York.

Funny, the media tried to take out Manziel because of his arrest for fighting, but they never bothered to even look into all of the inconsistencies in Te'o's girlfriend story.
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Re: The Manti Te'o dead girlfriend story is a hoax
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 09:56:41 PM »
The only reason Te'o ended up in the second in the Heisman voting was because of his sob story.  Without that, he would not have even been invited to New York.
I agree. Looks like Teo is trying to act like he didn't know his girlfriend didn't exist. How does that happen? If their so-called relationship was 100% online, then she wasn't exactly his girlfriend, was she (apart from the reports mentioned by Deadspin that she had visited him in Hawaii).
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Re: The Manti Te'o dead girlfriend story is a hoax
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2013, 10:04:03 PM »
I agree. Looks like Teo is trying to act like he didn't know his girlfriend didn't exist. How does that happen? If their so-called relationship was 100% online, then she wasn't exactly his girlfriend, was she (apart from the reports mentioned by Deadspin that she had visited him in Hawaii).

Well, they claimed she visited him in Hawaii, but later they also said they had never met her before.  Something is really fishy.
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Re: The Manti Te'o dead girlfriend story is a hoax
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 08:00:50 AM »
This self-inflicted nonsense will dog him for the rest of his career and life.  His kids will know about it. Idio't.
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Re: The Manti Te'o dead girlfriend story is a hoax
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013, 08:27:08 AM »
Who cares?

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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2013, 08:37:05 AM »
This self-inflicted nonsense will dog him for the rest of his career and life.  His kids will know about it. Idio't.
If it turns out (as friends suspect and it certainly appears) he was a willing participant in the hoax, NFL teams hoping to draft him may have some questions about his character and mental stability.
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Re: The Manti Te'o dead girlfriend story is a hoax
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2013, 11:34:56 AM »
John Hayward ?@Doc_0
Last night, I dreamed Manti Te'o's imaginary girlfriend had a superhuman kung fu battle with "Julia" and her endless army of clones.

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Re: The Manti Te'o dead girlfriend story is a hoax
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2013, 02:25:14 PM »
Don't laugh. Glenn Beck was talking on his radio program this morning about what is coming in the very near future.... virtual everything, including creating your own virtual girlfriend who loves everything about you and includes virtual sex... they claim this is so real that no one would be able to have or maintain a human to human relationship once they  have had the "virtual" experience because no human is as perfect at the virtual person you would have created...   he warned this is another of those many slippery slopes that is destroying society.

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Re: The Manti Te'o dead girlfriend story is a hoax
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2013, 02:38:51 PM »
Maybe Te'o has stumbled across a new method of birth control or safe sex here...
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Re: The Manti Te'o dead girlfriend story is a hoax
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2013, 03:59:23 PM »
Comments on an ex-Mormon discussion board seem to lean toward Manti trying to cover up a same-sex attraction by means of a fake girlfriend.   

Perhaps all of this explains why he played so poorly in the BCS championship game.
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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2013, 04:34:26 PM »
Comments on an ex-Mormon discussion board seem to lean toward Manti trying to cover up a same-sex attraction by means of a fake girlfriend.   

Perhaps all of this explains why he played so poorly in the BCS championship game.
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I hope that if this lie was perpetuated to cover up a sexual orientation....that he doesn't kill himself over this.

His father gave an interview that claimed the two met at a Stanford football game back in 2009.  IOW, that was the 'official' story told by the young man himself.

Just don't see why this becomes "THE" story.  Nobody died.....no crime was committed.   MYOB!
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Re: The Manti Te'o dead girlfriend story is a hoax
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2013, 04:44:52 PM »
It's all a lie. Why shouldn't we discuss it?
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2013, 04:58:30 PM »
I hope that if this lie was perpetuated to cover up a sexual orientation....that he doesn't kill himself over this.

His father gave an interview that claimed the two met at a Stanford football game back in 2009.  IOW, that was the 'official' story told by the young man himself.

Just don't see why this becomes "THE" story.  Nobody died.....no crime was committed.   MYOB!

Here's the deal as I see it.  These guys are all marketing a brand at some point, and the brand is... them.  Once they reach the NFL, they have endorsement opportunities, paid appearances, etc.  Then, we become the consumer.  And we, as the consumer, have a right to know (within reason) how the brand was built.

This is not unlike Lance Armstrong.  He built a profitable brand by duping us, the consumer. 
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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2013, 05:15:14 PM »
Here's the deal as I see it.  These guys are all marketing a brand at some point, and the brand is... them.  Once they reach the NFL, they have endorsement opportunities, paid appearances, etc.  Then, we become the consumer.  And we, as the consumer, have a right to know (within reason) how the brand was built.

This is not unlike Lance Armstrong.  He built a profitable brand by duping us, the consumer.



This was nothing like doping.

Furthermore, his football field resume numbers say those aren't fake.   He played and was the leader on an undefeated Notre Dame team.

So what if he became a chronic liar over this?  He's young and was trying desperately to cover something up.

I do understand the branding efforts and agree with you....but his football prowess isn't imaginary.

And, if he lied over this and is culpable....I hope it ends well.
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Re: The Manti Te'o dead girlfriend story is a hoax
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2013, 07:46:35 PM »
ND wasn't undefeated.
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« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2013, 07:56:46 PM »
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Re: The Manti Te'o dead girlfriend story is a hoax
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2013, 07:59:38 PM »
Te'o's account does not add up: Deadspin writer
By MICHAEL BLAUSTEIN
Posted: 10:35 AM, January 17, 2013

The explanation by Notre Dame and Manti Te'o's that claims he was a victim of an "elaborate hoax" has some holes in it.

According to the timeline of events that Te'o and Notre Dame have stuck to so far, Te'o became aware that his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, was a hoax on December 6th.

However, Te'o gave an interview on Jan. 3 where he did not deny that the relationship existed.

"He was asked about the turmoil with his girlfriend and he said, 'The team is special to him and they've been there for him through all the hard times.' He did not correct the questioner, so he's somewhat implicit in that," Timothy Burke, the author of the Deadspin article which uncovered the hoax, told NBCSports.

Beyond merely continuing the myth in the run up to the BSC National Championship on Jan. 7, there are multiple inconsistencies in Te'o's supposed online relationship with Kekua that need to be accounted for. Te'o is expected to meet with the media or give a one-on-one interview in the coming days.

The lies that both he claimed on multiple occasions to have met Kekua in person. [Huh?]

Chief among these encounters was the origin story of Te'o and Kekua's relationship when, "Their stares got pleasantly tangled, then Manti Te'o extended his hand to the stranger with a warm smile and soulful eyes," according to a South Bend Tribune account of the pair's first meeting after Notre Dame's game against Stanford on November 28th, 2009.

"The whole story about them meeting at the Stanford game in 2009, somebody had to have told that story to a reporter for it to become news," Burke said.

"Manti T'eo said, 'I can't wait to see her again.' See her? You never saw her for the first time. How could you see her again?" Burke continued.

In another account of Te'o and Kekua supposedly meeting, Brian Te'o told the South Bend Tribune in October 2012 that, "Every once in a while, she would travel to Hawaii, and that happened to be the time Manti was home, so he would meet with her there."

"Where'd that story come from?" Burke wondered, "Did it come from Te'o? Did it come from his dad? It originated someplace."

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Re: The Manti Te'o dead girlfriend story is a hoax
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2013, 08:04:08 PM »
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« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2013, 08:22:27 PM »
There three possibilities that make sense.

- He is extremely naive, and was fooled by someone.  When he found out, he tried to keep it a secret, eventually "killing" her off to try and end it.

- He was behind the whole thing, trying to develop a good sob story to help his Heisman stock.

- He's homosexual and trying to hide it.
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Re: The Manti Te'o dead girlfriend story is a hoax
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2013, 08:56:15 PM »
If it turns out (as friends suspect and it certainly appears) he was a willing participant in the hoax, NFL teams hoping to draft him may have some questions about his character and mental stability.

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