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TTroj52 wrote: Maybe he's gay and was using the story as a cover up.
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SKim173 wrote: I'm inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt and say this is a hoax. It's actually surprisingly common. Often, it's a con to get your private info or to give them money or to do something illegal for them. But a lot of times, it's just someone who likes pretending to be someone else online. That may sound kinda sad and pathetic - and it probably is - but it stems from pretty normal conditions. It provides validation, and a little escapism. If, say, you're a stressed-out husband in a bad marriage and unfulfilling job, it might be attractive to pretend you're a young teenage heartthrob, who people are interested in and care about. Although ... what doesn't make sense are those news stories that say Teo met this girl. Certainly, those could've been "heard from this guy who knows a guy" kind of things that some lazy columnist decided to write up. But while it's common for people to pretend to be someone else online, it's also pretty common for people to be yourself online, but make up details about your life. Tragedy is one people go to a lot - elicits sympathy. So it could easily be that Teo pretended to have a girlfriend who died. Or, alternatively, he pretended to have a girlfriend to his friends, but then it got out of hand (since he is a national figure), and so he made her "go away" - "Oh, she died. Yeah."
Posted: 1/16/2013 8:29 PM
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SKim173 wrote: I'm inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt and say this is a hoax.
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BuckinRavenstown wrote: I actually do NOT see how this issue is an issue...already at least a 2 day news article...I mean, cmon, is there nothing else more important to talk about than this guys mystery woman? The long and the short of it, for me.....Who Cares??????
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DiscoJamal wrote: I heard about this on the radio on the way to work - I honestly think it's a stupid story, who cares?!
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RevTimBlessesDaRavens wrote: DiscoJamal wrote: I heard about this on the radio on the way to work - I honestly think it's a stupid story, who cares?!The people who donated to "her" memorial fund for starters.It's just a crazy story in general that happens to involve a highly touted prospect. I'd be shocked if it didn't bump him down in the draft. He's basically shown himself to either be a fool and liar of epic proportions, or he's in on the scam. Either way doesn't reflect well on him.
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naca72 wrote: I don't care about him saying he had a fake girlfriend...I care about him (and his father) going on ESPN, CBS, etc.I had a fake girlfriend once in like 7th grade. A couple friends saw a picture of my hot cousin, and I told them she.was my girlfriend (from another school).What I didn't do was go on CBS News and talk about spending time with her, or have my Dad give an interview to ESPN about how much she meant to the family.
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tnsmith90 wrote: Have any of you guys seen the show Catfish? This kind of thing happens all of the time. It may seem pathetic at best, and unbelievable at worst, but it's definitely very possible that he's telling the truth.
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Hottbirdz wrote: There are certainly some questions around this but it is pretty hard to listen to all of these people who have not seen nor are aware of the film "Catfish" as has been mentioned.This happens ALL THE TIME. It's sick and the people behind it are usually disturbed individuals. He was obviously embarrassed that he was duped. There may be a quote here or there that you question but this looks far more like a hoax perpetrated ON him and not BY him. It is just too easy for a news crew to sniff out to make this up yourself. And, the fact that they did not sniff it out does not make him guilty, it just makes them horrible reporters. These lazy poor reporters are now feeling burned, and are now convinced or convincing themselves it was his doing all along. When in reality it is the moronic reporters that are wrong yet again. This appears to be just an evil hoax that he got tricked by and was very embarrassed to then have this truth come out once he figured it all out.Again, go watch the show or the film Catfish. This happens every day and it is not some "self hoax" perpetrated by the victim. That whole scenario is just ridiculous. The only reason this one made news is because he is a ND star... otherwise this is just another case of Catfishing. All the older people that are so shocked by this are kind of showing their age. They simply can not fathom this happening. They grew up in a pre-cyber world.I am more interested in exposing the hoaxers. Where are they? Where are the reporters tracking them down and looking for them? More lazy reporting? If somebody did this..they should be publicly shamed.
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Hottbirdz wrote: why did he say he met her? Well he did meet her in a sense. They "met" online. However.. maybe he was just embarrassed and said they met/hooked up to keep his teammates off his back for only having an "internet girlfriend". You state he would do this whole incident to get his teammates off his back, but you ignore the fact that maybe he would tell a small lie to in fact do the same.Why did he make mention of looking into her eyes. See above.Why did his father mention that she visited Hawaii, or that they met in Stanford. I don't know anything about his dad or what he said. But it would not be the first time a parent was wrong or misled about a teen's or early 20's girlfriend. I mean seriously. So instead you jump to his father being behind some massive conspiracy. Its funny watching every body jump the the most extreme position just because of a strange fact or statement here or there. Maybe he told his dad things just like he told his teammates. He was embarrassed.Why didn't he go to the hospital when she was sick, or attend the funeral when she "died". Because she was not sick and there was no funeral to send him to by the hoaxers. Are you serious? And if he were making this all up, don't you think he would say "hey, Im going to my dead girlfriends funeral." It's not that hard to say or pretend to do if you are trying to trick somebody. Usually fake people perpetrating a fraud are not going to tell you where the hospital or funeral are since there is not one. This happens all the time in Catfishing. You are told excuses after excuses. Again you and all the lazy journalists jump to the conclusion that he perpetrated this entire fraud just to get some extra attention yet you fail to recognize that somebody could have just continued to just tell him some lies to keep their fraud going?! Too many questions to ask to "assume" he wasn't involved. Maybe for you. Look, he could be guilty as sin. I just happen to think he was really gullible and then really ashamed and embarrassed. You would be surprised to see the lengths somebody will go to try and avoid being nationally humiliated and embarrassed like he is now. I guess you believe he did this all to himself in some sort of bizarre self destruction to get some extra attention from fans?! I happen to believe this lines up directly over and over and over and over again with most Catfishing cases. The fact that the reporters failed to realize this and do not know much about it in general does not change that. Your tale is the one that sounds farfetched to me, not the other way around.
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TTroj52 wrote: That's insane. Of course Notre Dame is saying that Te'o and his family were the victims of a hoax. The article states otherwise.Maybe he's gay and was using the story as a cover up.
Cool Story Bro.You should tell it at practice.
Posted: 1/18/2013 10:36 AM
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He's a closeted Gay Guy. This really isn't rocket science.
If he wanted to be a virgin, just say you're waiting until marriage. In fact, if he wanted to mask being gay, thats the way to go.
I think the key here is that he was likely in a gay RELATIONSHIP actively with Tiuasopopo's (sp?) Brother. And spent time with HIM on the phone, doing all that, and taking trips to see him, blah blah blah. And needed a fake girlfriend to hide that.
I just wish pro football could become less homophobic and accept that some good players might be gay.
Posted: 1/18/2013 12:00 PM
ClericBlackDave wrote: He's a closeted Gay Guy. This really isn't rocket science. If he wanted to be a virgin, just say you're waiting until marriage. In fact, if he wanted to mask being gay, thats the way to go. I think the key here is that he was likely in a gay RELATIONSHIP actively with Tiuasopopo's (sp?) Brother. And spent time with HIM on the phone, doing all that, and taking trips to see him, blah blah blah. And needed a fake girlfriend to hide that. I just wish pro football could become less homophobic and accept that some good players might be gay.
Posted: 1/18/2013 12:08 PM
ClericBlackDave wrote:He's a closeted Gay Guy. This really isn't rocket science.If he wanted to be a virgin, just say you're waiting until marriage. In fact, if he wanted to mask being gay, thats the way to go.I think the key here is that he was likely in a gay RELATIONSHIP actively with Tiuasopopo's (sp?) Brother. And spent time with HIM on the phone, doing all that, and taking trips to see him, blah blah blah. And needed a fake girlfriend to hide that.I just wish pro football could become less homophobic and accept that some good players might be gay.
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21XXXV wrote: Predicition here. He will not be a 1st Round Draft Pick
Posted: 1/18/2013 1:26 PM