The obligatory meme makes its debut.
In other NCAAF news, San Diego State has decided to remain in the MWC. /surprise /shock
Ehhh man sports talk radio today was terrible I can't bare another day at work with mindless talk about an imaginary GF.
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1) Te'o was completely complicit and did this for publicity
2) Te'o did this for the most elaborate gay cover ever (secretly rooting for this although this would forever tarnish the first big name athlete coming out)
3) Te'o knew early on he had been duped but kept it up because he didn't want to admit it
4) Te'o simply embellished on the story but was unaware she was fake
Who doesn't go see their girlfriend after a car wreck? Who doesn't go see their girlfriend when she is diagnosed with cancer? Who doesn't go see their girlfriend when she is DYING OF FUCKING CANCER? Who doesn't go to their girlfriends funeral because it conflicts with an early season game before ND knew it had a chance to play in the championship? Who creates fake tales about the first time he saw her after a football game, or when she came down to visit him and his family in Hawaii, or how he knew her family, and all the other nonsense? There is absolutely no way in hell I'd believe #4. #3 I can buy slightly more and he just got caught up in his own web. #1 is absolutely the option I believe.
Last edited by conscript; 2013-01-18 at 12:28 AM.
Te'o discussed girlfriend after knowing it was hoax
Oops!Not once but twice after he supposedly discovered his online girlfriend of three years never even existed, Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te'o perpetuated the heartbreaking story about her death.
An Associated Press review of news coverage found that the Heisman Trophy runner-up talked about his doomed love in a Web interview on Dec. 8 and again in a newspaper interview published Dec. 11. He and the university said Wednesday that he learned on Dec. 6 that it was all a hoax, that not only wasn't she dead, she wasn't real.
Notre Dame said Te'o found out that Kekua was not a real person through a phone call he received at an awards ceremony in Orlando, Fla., on Dec. 6. He told Notre Dame coaches about the situation on Dec. 26.
The AP's media review turned up two instances during that gap when the football star mentioned Kekua in public.
Te'o was in New York for the Heisman presentation on Dec. 8 and, during an interview before the ceremony that ran on the WSBT.com, the website for a South Bend TV station, Te'o said: "I mean, I don't like cancer at all. I lost both my grandparents and my girlfriend to cancer. So I've really tried to go to children's hospitals and see, you know, children."
In a column that first ran in The Los Angeles Times, on Dec. 10, Te'o recounted why he played a few days after he found out Kekua died in September, and the day she was supposedly buried.
"She made me promise, when it happened, that I would stay and play," he said on Dec. 9 while attending a ceremony in Newport Beach, Calif., for the Lott Impact Awards.
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Dan Patrick had my favorite quote of the day though. In response to the insane amount of attention the story has drawn, he said on this morning's show: "Well, if you want to get away with anything, today's the day to do it."
Tuiasosopo (the man behind the hoax) called a church friend in December to confess that he had duped Te'o. This friend refuses to be identified but participated in an anonymous interview where she claims that Tuiasosopo specifically mentioned that Te'o was absoulutey not in on it, and was just getting led on.
What most probably happend is Te'o found out on Dec 6th, was embarrassed/confused/depressed so much that he just didn't know what to do and just kinda let it go on hoping people would forget about her. What's odd though, is at the Heisman ceremony on Dec 8th, Chris Fowler specifically asked him what is the one thing he will remember from the tragedy he experienced this season. You would think here he would only talk about his grandmother (who actually died), but instead he went into some long winded story about how he found out his gf had died and Kelly and his entire team were so supportive. I would think after finding out it was all hoax and he had been duped that he would just try to steer clear of any answer involving her.
Well her voice was recorded at least during the interview, and you can understand why she wouldn't want her name thrown into this mess publicly.
Hahaha reading that was hilarious. Now I'm waiting for the fake dead girlfriend who faked her death to drug dealers actually be fake, because the fake drug dealers faked their deaths to avoid confrontation from Mant Te'o because they were all banging his girlfriend.
There's no way he wasn't in on it. Just watched Sportscenter where they played excerpts from his most recent interview (which had a lawyer present and no cameras at Te'o's request) and the stuff he's saying is still inconsistent with what actually happened. It's probably gonna take a while for people to gather evidence and actually be able to confront him about this.
He has to be gay and covering it up. No other reason makes sense. The motivation/attention angles might fly... except his grandmother died mid-season so he didn't really need to make up another death just for the hell of it. Hopefully he comes out sooner rather than later before this shit destroys his career.