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Posted: 1/16/2013 4:52 PM

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Have you heard about this? Insane if true
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Posted: 1/16/2013 4:59 PM

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i just saw something about this on the michigan board.  i can't say i have read the link, so i can't really opine.  but it does seem a bit creepy that a magazine would spend so much time investigating something like the girlfriend of a college football player.

http://deadspin.com/5976517/ma...eason-is-a-hoax
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Posted: 1/16/2013 5:22 PM

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hobson54 wrote: i just saw something about this on the michigan board.  i can't say i have read the link, so i can't really opine.  but it does seem a bit creepy that a magazine would spend so much time investigating something like the girlfriend of a college football player.

http://deadspin.com/5976517/ma...eason-is-a-hoax
Likewise, I can't believe all of the reputable sports media outlets who ran with the story without fact checking it.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 7:10 PM

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Oh man...it is super creepy, I read the link right before I left work today and I was like "no waaay"...but deadspin does show the original pic of the chick that was used to be Manti's g/f on her twitter home page...and it's Marques Tuiasosopo's cousin or something that the girl claims to have sent the picture to...just all very strange, I got really wierded out reading the article...Deadspin claims things like timelines don't match up, info is very scarce, Stanford has no record of Manti's g/f ever attending the school and there is so obituary or anything for her passing...it's almost like a little lie became this big thing and I think ND may be involved or at least the South Bend Tribune which seemed to push every story...whether Deadspin's right that it's a hoax or this is all some fraud extortion type thing against Manti to tank his public image, it's super messed up....
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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:08 PM

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How did the Jets deserve this shot?


Brian Costello @ BrianCoz Is there any doubt that Te'o ends up a Jet?
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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:11 PM

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football51 wrote: How did the Jets deserve this shot?


Brian Costello @ BrianCoz Is there any doubt that Te'o ends up a Jet?
I used to like Costello. Screw him.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:13 PM

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COME ON!!!

There is NO WAY he was the victim, and not a perpetrator. I'm sorry, but with all the phone conversations, their eyes meeting after Notre Dame-Stanford a few years ago...

PLEASE!

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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:18 PM

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BTW, this is on topic because this pertains to his character.



Is he gay? It sounds like it. He's a sociopath from the sounds of it.


I'm not bashing but it sounds like it because the only way that he could justify it is if he was gay. If the article is true, then him coming out is the only reason why he would do something like this.


Another theory on this is that ND knew about this and went with it on PR spin. The ratings, the drama, the story... It all worked out for ND even if they didn't win the title. I doubt that ND would in it though.


There's a press conference going on and they're calling Manti a victim. Good lord.


Edit: Swarbrick says...December 26th: Manti told ND that he received a call while at ESPN awards ceremony in Orlando from the voice of Kekua. He had a convo with AD on the 27th...so why is Deadspin the one uncovering this 3 weeks later?


Swarbrick looks like hell, he is sweating and right now he's lying his ass off for damage control. This is sad and hilarious at the same time.

Last edited 1/16/2013 8:20 PM by HiddenRage

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Posted: 1/16/2013 8:25 PM

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I am not sure there is any connection between this story and his sexual preference. This sounds like it had a lot more to do with him creating publicity in advance of the Heisman and the draft.

It would almost be plausible, if he had not been talking about her every chance he got, finding every open microphone he could to tell this story. He was absolutely in on it.

I don't truly know, but I think we all "know" he was in on it.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 9:53 PM

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OK, here it is...this one quote from Manti Te'o's father Brian last fall in the South Bend Tribune says it all:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/16/sport/manti-teo-cont roversy/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

"They started out as just friends," Brian Te'o said, according to the newspaper. "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. But within the last year, they became a couple."




So, allegedly, he was the victim of the hoax, and never met her in person. Except for those times when his father said they met in person.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 10:22 PM

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Yeah this is bad...but right now I'm more pissed about that Costello tweet, he had been the one guy who didn't seem to stoop to the low levels as much lately when covering the Jets, but I'm with ya Sack, screw that guy now...I've already boycotted every other mainstream media outlet/Jets "beatwriter" so why not, I'll get my info from the bloggers that I care to read
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Posted: 1/16/2013 10:37 PM

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Some people are speculating that he's hiding a gay relationship.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 10:42 PM

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Screw Costello  Mandoosh Mehta and cimini  they are being unfollowed by me on Twitter..and I am advising anyone that does follow them that is a true JET FAN  TO UNFOLLOW THEM AND NOT READ THEIR bs....i AM ALL FOR OBJECTIVE  honest reporting on my team  especially when things are bad..but these guys continuing to throw little barbs in and be sarcastic is unprofessional and downright stupid  get rid of them  NOW  like they are better than thou
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Posted: 1/16/2013 11:22 PM

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ArmandJ wrote: Some people are speculating that he's hiding a gay relationship.
He may be. I don't think it's that relevant, but I'm not sure the LDS Church, Notre Dame, or the football community at large feels the same way.

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Posted: 1/16/2013 11:45 PM

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This may pertain to us...... Teo is mocked at 8 and if he pans out to be a nut case, he may fall into late in the first round.  I would hate the Jills to take Mingo at 8  leaving us none of the top 4 OLB's.......
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Posted: 1/16/2013 11:52 PM

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I absolutely don't care if he's gay, it's his business, but, you know, if he were gay and wanted to craft a back story to give himself cover from innuendo and rumor,, that would be a fairly simple and almost understandable explanation for this wild story. Using Occam's Razor, the simplest theory that explains events can be considered the most likey possibility. Again, his sexual orientation is totally a non-issue to me.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 11:56 PM

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SackExchange wrote:
ArmandJ wrote: Some people are speculating that he's hiding a gay relationship.
He may be. I don't think it's that relevant, but I'm not sure the LDS Church, Notre Dame, or the football community at large feels the same way.
 I just don't understand how they thought they could get away with it in this day and age of social media. If they hadn't gone as far as to profess she died they probly would have gotten away with it.he seems to have made up facts of their relationships like actually meeting and talking at bare minimum and at worst tried to  create a false idol drum up  emotional support so he could look like a unbelievable prospect for the heisman and NFL .

man I wonder what this will do to his draft stock its not like he committed a violent crime or anything but surely this will make teams very reluctant to take him in round 1..I could see him taking a fall to round 2 like Rey Maulauga  easily now with a possibility of a colossal fall to round 4 just off of not wanting to be associated with the stench of this scandal as it will undoubtedly unfold.  Just saying after that bama beatdown that knocked his draft stock down and you couple  it with this scandal.. He could possibly drop out the first 2 days of the draft is all im saying..

IN what round would you consider a look at him?
Honestly the best thing for this guy to do is Be completely honest because he is not smart enough or going to get out of this right now... The longer Teo lets this story drag out with investigations is going to hurt his draft stock more then if he comes out with the truth whatever it may be and everything is out there by the time the Draft comes around and the media will hopefully quiet down. If he makes the investigation uncover things over the course of the draft he is making his draft stock worse.
 
Right now its like band-aid  just rip it off.
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Posted: 1/16/2013 11:59 PM

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If 4 OLBs, a QB, and a OT go in the top 8, we'd be sitting pretty to go best available athlete - CB Dee Milliner, the 2nd QB, that Safety out of Texas, maybe a WR, maybe Warmack or the 2nd OT......or we could try to trade down

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This may pertain to us...... Teo is mocked at 8 and if he pans out to be a nut case, he may fall into late in the first round.  I would hate the Jills to take Mingo at 8  leaving us none of the top 4 OLB's.......

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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:01 AM

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Sarge4tide wrote: I absolutely don't care if he's gay, it's his business, but, you know, if he were gay and wanted to craft a back story to give himself cover from innuendo and rumor,, that would be a fairly simple and almost understandable explanation for this wild story. Using Occam's Razor, the simplest theory that explains events can be considered the most likey possibility. Again, his sexual orientation is totally a non-issue to me.
I agree it is a total non issue but if he does come out as gay (which i doubt). It would be interesting because he would be the first openly gay draft prospect in NFL history and i am curious just as to how far this will knock him down the draft boards because BELIEVE ME IT WILL.. Teams will be reluctant to subject him and the team to the scrutiny and pressure it would bring to a team...


Basically im saying whatever team he went to it would be TEBOWMANIA times 10 with the media hounding one single player.
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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:14 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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