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The Manti Te'o GF Hoax...Wow

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Posted: 1/16/2013 6:49 PM

The Manti Te'o GF Hoax...Wow 


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What a crazy story.



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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:38 PM

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Wow.  What a scumbag.

So, he made up a story about having a girlfriend dying of cancer to get publicity?  The girl never existed?

Oh boy... If I am interpreting this correctly... what a loser.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:54 PM

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Holy ****... This is the craziest story I have ever read! Wow

 


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Posted: 1/16/2013 9:02 PM

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This is crazy!

If true, why in the world would you go to so much trouble?? 

So ridiculously weird.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 9:58 PM

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tooker77 wrote: This is crazy!

If true, why in the world would you go to so much trouble?? 

So ridiculously weird.
Sounded to me after reading the article that Manti was on the DL.  Invented the girlfriend.  This Tuiasosopo kid may have been just a friend, or maybe more, and acted as "the girlfriend" online.  The stuff about his car accident and the supposed girlfriend's accident is just too weird.  When things started to get more complicated (media may have started to get inquisitive about the girlfriend, will she be at games, etc) they decided to kill her off, not only would that get people off his back about her, but it could also add to the Teo legend/Heisman campaign.

Either way I find this story hilarious and disgusting.

Last edited 1/16/2013 9:59 PM by minkusdominkus

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Posted: 1/16/2013 11:02 PM

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minkusdominkus wrote:
tooker77 wrote: This is crazy!

If true, why in the world would you go to so much trouble?? 

So ridiculously weird.
Sounded to me after reading the article that Manti was on the DL.  Invented the girlfriend.  This Tuiasosopo kid may have been just a friend, or maybe more, and acted as "the girlfriend" online.  The stuff about his car accident and the supposed girlfriend's accident is just too weird.  When things started to get more complicated (media may have started to get inquisitive about the girlfriend, will she be at games, etc) they decided to kill her off, not only would that get people off his back about her, but it could also add to the Teo legend/Heisman campaign.

Either way I find this story hilarious and disgusting.
Never thought of that.  The article says that Tuiasospo had used this hoax once before.  I don't know if that hurts or helps your argument.

A couple of you have already said it, but man this is weird.  I would love to be a fly in the room when these NFL execs vet him on this.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:15 AM

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Clay Travis @ClayTravisBGID
Wow. RT @TheBigLead: Confirmed from 2 sources: ESPN has known about Manti Te'o story for 10 days.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:49 AM

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reaction from the twitter world-



melkycabrera

athletes really need better high tech friends

lancearmstrong

shame a grown man has to lie like that

woodyjohnson

we need some te'o!!

joebenigno

bro, bro don't get me started bro@evan roberts bro,can you believe this story?

jamesdolan

we need mic's in players homes,apartments,dorms now

 

ok, those were all fake (obviously)...



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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:53 AM

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Daaaarryl wrote:

reaction from the twitter world-



melkycabrera

athletes really need better high tech friends

lancearmstrong

shame a grown man has to lie like that

woodyjohnson

we need some te'o!!

joebenigno

bro, bro don't get me started bro@evan roberts bro,can you believe this story?

jamesdolan

we need mic's in players homes,apartments,dorms now

 

ok, those were all fake (obviously)...


Dude this is the funniest thing I've read in weeks.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:09 AM

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So, does anyone believe Te'o?  Personally, I cant believe that someone with Te'o's options would have an online girlfriend that he never met.   Maybe, some regular dude, but not a celebrity.   I think he is full of sh-t.

I saw on Sportcenter that the fullback on the Cardinals, Reagan Maui'a, claims she is real and that he knew her?    Is he just trying to defend Te'o, even though Te'o acknowledges that she is fictional?


Craziest thing I have ever seen.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:13 AM

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Is Te'o saying he never even met her in person?? Or is he saying he was duped by someone pretending to be her in person?

This thing really is insane.

The thing that makes me think he might really be telling the truth and never had to get "more" from his "girlfriend" is that he is mormon. Aren't there like stricter rules to dating in the Mormon community that make this kind of innocence plausible?

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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:13 AM

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oct271986 wrote: So, does anyone believe Te'o?  Personally, I cant believe that someone with Te'o's options would have an online girlfriend that he never met.   Maybe, some regular dude, but not a celebrity.   I think he is full of sh-t.

I saw on Sportcenter that the fullback on the Cardinals, Reagan Maui'a, claims she is real and that he knew her?    Is he just trying to defend Te'o, even though Te'o acknowledges that she is fictional?


Craziest thing I have ever seen.
It's possible Te'o didn't know she was fake, but that would mean he had lied about how he met her and his father had lied about speaking with her.

It's pretty tough to believe he wasn't in on this.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:14 AM

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One of the most bizzare stories I've ever seen. No matter what the truth of the matter is, he really some needs professional help.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:40 AM

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Most enjoyable part of this story is reading the reactions of ND fans.


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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:41 AM

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acesfull86 wrote: Most enjoyable part of this story is reading the reactions of ND fans.
Where can I get some of this entertainment?
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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:42 AM

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I think the truth is somewhere in the between. Initially I don't think he knew she was fake. Look around on the internet, there are blogs dedicated to outing people who fake being cancer,leukemia, AIDS patients all for attention and sometimes money. The fact that he could be duped by one of these people doesn't shock me. But I think he found out at some point that she was a fake and decided to milk it for the publicity.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:46 AM

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Bear2214 wrote: I think the truth is somewhere in the between. Initially I don't think he knew she was fake. Look around on the internet, there are blogs dedicated to outing people who fake being cancer,leukemia, AIDS patients all for attention and sometimes money. The fact that he could be duped by one of these people doesn't shock me. But I think he found out at some point that she was a fake and decided to milk it for the publicity.
It says in the article that Manti claims he met her after a game at USC and they exchanged phone numbers.

Either he lied about how they met or he is in on it.

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Posted: 1/17/2013 11:00 AM

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minkusdominkus wrote:
Bear2214 wrote: I think the truth is somewhere in the between. Initially I don't think he knew she was fake. Look around on the internet, there are blogs dedicated to outing people who fake being cancer,leukemia, AIDS patients all for attention and sometimes money. The fact that he could be duped by one of these people doesn't shock me. But I think he found out at some point that she was a fake and decided to milk it for the publicity.
It says in the article that Manti claims he met her after a game at USC and they exchanged phone numbers.

Either he lied about how they met or he is in on it.
To be honest I haven't read the articles so that was just me spitballing. I did just read something from an NFL player saying she is real now, so who the hell knows now. Theater of the absurd.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 11:03 AM

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Bear2214 wrote:
minkusdominkus wrote:
Bear2214 wrote: I think the truth is somewhere in the between. Initially I don't think he knew she was fake. Look around on the internet, there are blogs dedicated to outing people who fake being cancer,leukemia, AIDS patients all for attention and sometimes money. The fact that he could be duped by one of these people doesn't shock me. But I think he found out at some point that she was a fake and decided to milk it for the publicity.
It says in the article that Manti claims he met her after a game at USC and they exchanged phone numbers.

Either he lied about how they met or he is in on it.
To be honest I haven't read the articles so that was just me spitballing. I did just read something from an NFL player saying she is real now, so who the hell knows now. Theater of the absurd.
The article also mentions Te'o saying that she had made multiple trips to Hawaii and that he had met up with her there.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 11:13 AM

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Daaaarryl wrote: Clay Travis @ClayTravisBGID
Wow. RT @TheBigLead: Confirmed from 2 sources: ESPN has known about Manti Te'o story for 10 days.
Not surprising at all.  I remember Deadspin breaking the Favre-Sterger story way before ESPN even mentioned it.
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