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something doest add up? So first he says he met this girl at Stanford in 09 and exchanged numbers and all this blah and now hes saying this relationship was strictly on the phone and online? If your girlfriend has cancer why hasnt he ever visited her or anything i dont get it im confused. He had to of know this was fake and made it up because this is SICK. If he was up to this he should be put in a Mental Hospital because that is straight messed up in the head to tell the whole nation that.
Kinda makes you think about who people really are on the Internet mfdbadger....
If she is "the love of your life" you don't miss her funeral. Period. No buts... He knew.
Prepare for your minds to be blown:
Yes. I may be the biggest message board you-know-what ever. This is crazy!
Mind blown. We now have a new phenomena, the Polynesian Traumatic Delusional Syndrome, a new form of PTDS.
...It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to.
W. C. Fields
Wow. This whole story is just blowing my mind. It is just getting deeper and deeper.
Heard she cheated on him. ;)
Also it is sad that a girl that never existed is now dead.
cool picture from space
He was close to her family but never met her mother! What a freakin hoot! This is one of the wildest stories Ive ever heard.
So actual media outlets are saying he might be gay. Really? Even if true why the F would you report that without knowing ?
see link from Tigerboard
This post was edited by eastcobbhuskerd 15 months ago
I heard this today... if he's a practicing Mormon I could see why he would want to keep that under wraps if true... hard to grasp whether anything being reported is real or not. Heck at this point i'm not entirely sure Teo is a real person.
That may be, but it doesn't really explain away the fake gf fiasco. Just when you think this couldn't get any more convoluted.
Yea, I mean I could see why.. but he had to know this would get out of hand.
you would think...
That was what I wondered after reading the deadspin article but hell I don't care about that nor do I think it is fair or right to speculate.
It's good to be the King.
Interesting that the south bend tribune took down their online article that quoted manti and how he met this gal in palo alto. Details about how they locked eyes and then exchanged phone numbers etc.
He is quoted as saying she was the love of his life yet he never visited her in the hospital when she was battling leukemia...? Eh wat?
yeah... Teo is quoted as saying way too many things about her to not be implicit in this. He may deny it, the university may "back him" but it's painfully obvious through multiple interviews and stories that he was in on it. And so too was his family, his brother and father mostly.
@sbnation: Manti Te'o's interview with ESPN's Jeremy Schaap has reportedly been canceled. http://bit.ly/11BVxWv
Interesting from USA Today:
I think the most telling question is: "Why did Te'o continue to speak of her after realizing this might have been a hoax?"
I don't believe Te'o, but just as an exercise, let's give him the benefit of the doubt: He lied about meeting her in person, overstated the extent of their relationship, never questioned her flakiness, and after he discovered it was a hoax, he didn't put a stop to the girlfriend narrative, and continued to speak about her in public. Even when we spin this in the best possible way, Te'o was naive (read: stupid) and demonstrably lied.
This post was edited by MikeCaramba 15 months ago
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