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    Quote Originally Posted by Neazy View Post
    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.
    I really, really hope it is a gay thing and he did all this because of the pressure from his religion and how they treat gays in the Mormon church. I really think that is the best outcome here for him. No one gives a shit about being gay anymore, at least mainstream people don't. Hell he could serve as the most ridiculously perfect example of what not to do if you are secretly gay. He could be the reason that tons of other athletes and young people come out.

    Everyone has lied or embellished relationships to their friends. It takes a special kind of insanity to do it on a national stage to the media though. I hope it was insanity caused by fear of admitting he was gay and not the love of the spotlight. I don't think I could ever hold a shred of respect for the guy again if it wasn't.

    This from the interview is just the stupidest fucking thing I have ever read.
    Te'o said it never occurred to him to go to the hospital or to Kekua's funeral when she died.

    "It never really crossed my mind. I don't know. I was in school," Te'o said.
    It never crossed your mind to go see your dying girlfriend? Really? At least fucking Skype with her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vetali View Post
    Wow. Just... wow.

    Stew Mandel has a new article up.

    Quote Originally Posted by SI
    Those made-up details he told Sports Illustrated and other media of having met the fictitious Lennay Kekua? "I even knew that it was crazy that I was with somebody that I didn't meet," he said, so he "tailored" his stories accordingly. So did Teo's father, because his son had lied to him, too.
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    If Te'o truly wants to clear the air, he needs to sit down in front of a camera. He needs to show emotion, and he needs to show remorse. Te'o may consider himself the wronged party, but many of his fans and followers still feel betrayed. He needs to apologize for his part in embellishing and perpetuating the myth of Lennay. That will require swapping the word "tailor" with "lie," which is what he did.
    That's about it, really. In terms of culpability, I don't think most people will make much of a distinction between perpetrating the hoax and lying about the hoax.

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    Before this story broke I had never heard a thing about his girlfriend. Didn't know he had one, didn't know she was sick and then died. Nothing. But once it came out that she was fake this is all I'm hearing. I'll be happy when I can turn back on Sports Center and hear how bad Kobe is doing instead of more of this crap story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gismo7354 View Post
    Before this story broke I had never heard a thing about his girlfriend. Didn't know he had one, didn't know she was sick and then died. Nothing. But once it came out that she was fake this is all I'm hearing. I'll be happy when I can turn back on Sports Center and hear how bad Kobe is doing instead of more of this crap story.
    Did you just ignore college football all year? His grandmother and girlfriend dying have literally been the entire story of the Notre Dame season since week 3 lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conscript View Post
    Did you just ignore college football all year? His grandmother and girlfriend dying have literally been the entire story of the Notre Dame season since week 3 lol.
    I had never heard any of it either until now, and I watch Sportscenter every single day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendulous View Post
    I had never heard any of it either until now, and I watch Sportscenter every single day.
    lol he's from the wrong side of indiana, thats why i never heard of um......her.....
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    Notre Dame didn't disclose hoax due to BCS title game

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- A Notre Dame spokesman says the university decided against disclosing the hoax against Manti Te'o immediately after an investigation commissioned by the school confirmed it because they didn't think it would be in the best interest of the teams playing in the BCS championship game or the individuals involved.
    I guess being an AP sportswriter is even easier than I thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conscript View Post
    Did you just ignore college football all year? His grandmother and girlfriend dying have literally been the entire story of the Notre Dame season since week 3 lol.
    Same here, I watched the entire college football season and never heard a noticeable peep about his girlfriend, until this whole fiasco.
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    Well damn. I've been waiting to see how badly Miami's going to get blasted, but...

    The NCAA national office has uncovered an issue of improper conduct within its enforcement program that occurred during the University of Miami investigation. Former NCAA enforcement staff members worked with the criminal defense attorney for Nevin Shapiro to improperly obtain information for the purposes of the NCAA investigation through a bankruptcy proceeding that did not involve the NCAA.

    As it does not have subpoena power, the NCAA does not have the authority to compel testimony through procedures outside of its enforcement program. Through bankruptcy proceedings, enforcement staff gained information for the investigation that would not have been accessible otherwise.

    NCAA announces investigation into NCAA Miami investigation


    (Some of those tweets are pure gold. ^^^ )

    Miami allegations to wait as NCAA probes itself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayl View Post
    Well damn. I've been waiting to see how badly Miami's going to get blasted, but...



    NCAA announces investigation into NCAA Miami investigation


    (Some of those tweets are pure gold. ^^^ )

    Miami allegations to wait as NCAA probes itself
    So the NCAA is now investigating the NCAA about its investigation of Miami? Meta. I am so sick of college football lol. Could it really become any more of a total mockery?

    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    Same here, I watched the entire college football season and never heard a noticeable peep about his girlfriend, until this whole fiasco.
    Man I must really, really have a problem with my level of sports intake lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cubby View Post
    Same here, I watched the entire college football season and never heard a noticeable peep about his girlfriend, until this whole fiasco.
    The story was there I remember it because they (Media) was talking about how awesome he (Te'o) was for playing when his grandmother and GF had died on the same day. I remember the story pretty well but I think something happened a few days after that and took the focus of that story away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conscript View Post
    So the NCAA is now investigating the NCAA about its investigation of Miami? Meta. I am so sick of college football lol. Could it really become any more of a total mockery?
    Yeah this is... bad. Really bad. Stew Mandel writes:

    Quote Originally Posted by SI
    In other words, one arm of the NCAA was proceeding on the path to formal allegations last weekend, while Emmert was meeting with the Board of Directors to inform them of the possible ethical breech at the same time. You'd call these guys keystone cops if not for the fact they make actual keystone cops look like Dragnet.

    If this were a criminal case, the judge would immediately declare a mistrial. How do you prosecute a party after admitting you acquired some evidence through nefarious means? Yet, this being Emmert's NCAA, the governing body has hired a corporate investigator, Kenneth L. Wainstein, to conduct a review. Emmert said the probe should take an estimated seven to 10 days -- two weeks tops -- at which point it will discard whatever information Wainstein decrees was obtained inappropriately (which Emmert says is a "small portion" of the overall evidence against Miami) and proceed with the case as planned.

    Wow, what a credible process that will be. But then again, credibility has moved swiftly in the opposite direction of the organization's Indianapolis headquarters throughout Emmert's tenure at the helm.

    Remember the Cam Newton "loophole?" That was a good one. How about Ohio State's Tattoo Five being allowed to play in the Sugar Bowl thanks to some obscure waiver? Thank goodness they protected the "integrity" of a game that was later vacated. Last year, in a shameless abuse of power, Emmert shucked any notion of precedent or protocol in doling out his own personal Penn State penalties. The state of Pennsylvania is filing a suit over that one. Meanwhile, last fall, an NCAA investigator was reportedly fired after her boyfriend blabbed to a fellow airplane passenger about her pursuit of UCLA basketball freshman Shabazz Muhammad (he was reinstated shortly thereafter), while a Los Angeles judge ripped the organization for its "malicious" treatment of former USC running backs coach Todd McNair (implicated in the Reggie Bush case).

    But this Miami thing -- this one takes the cake.
    I'll say.

    Good thing we have our priorities straight, like making sure the act of putting cream cheese on bagels no longer constitutes a rules violation.
    Man, I couldn't dream this shit up if I tried.

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    In other news, this makes me feel a little better about the B1G's ongoing division nomenclature problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by ESPN
    The Mountain West voted to hold a conference football championship game on Saturday, Dec. 7. and name its divisions "Mountain" and "West."

    The league's athletic directors approved the addition of the football championship game Tuesday along with splitting the MWC's 12-teams into two six-team divisions. The division champion with the highest BCS ranking would host the title game.

    It has not been determined which network will televise the championship.

    Yeah. I bet the networks are just beating a fucking path to their door.

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    the NCAA is... investigating themselves?!? how exactly is that going to do anything? "well, we looked into it, and it turns out we weren't doing anything we didn't know about, so we're closing this investigation..." seriously, this is the dumbest thing since Roger Goodell being the arbitrator on the Saints players bounty suspensions that he originally handed down...

    on the other hand, maybe we'll get lucky and they'll find out they did break some rule and punish themselves! that would be hilarious! then the media could blast them for going too soft on their own punishments LOL!
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    According to new reports Te'o was talking to a guy faking a woman's voice the entire time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by conscript View Post
    According to new reports Te'o was talking to a guy faking a woman's voice the entire time.
    oh my god I can't contain my laughter
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    Ahahahahahahaahahaahahahaha

    *deep breath*

    If this is true, holy fucking shit balls 2013 is off to a good start.
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    I haven't found this story to be very amusing

    until now

    so he was falling for Mrs. Doubtfire the whole time?

    I know all there is to know about the crying game

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    Quote Originally Posted by draynay View Post
    I haven't found this story to be very amusing

    until now

    so he was falling for Mrs. Doubtfire the whole time?

    I know all there is to know about the crying game
    you left out "Einhorn is Finkle... Finkle is Einhorn!! Einhorn is a MAN!!!!!!!"

    in any case, what a bizarre story, and no indication that it's anywhere near over...
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    Ahahahaha.

    'I Was One Of Several People Duped,' Manti Te'o Tells Scarecrow Dressed As Katie Couric


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    NEW YORK—Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o admitted Thursday that he was one of several people duped by an elaborate hoax involving the death of his nonexistent girlfriend in a revealing interview with a scarecrow dressed as Katie Couric. “It wasn’t just me—a lot of people got tricked,” said Te’o, who reportedly reached for the scarecrow’s straw hand and gazed longingly into the eyes drawn on the burlap sack face. “You know, Katie, your beautiful face reminds me a lot of Lennay’s. You make me so comfortable, I feel like I’ve known you forever. I love how you’re always smiling.” At press time, sources confirmed that a panicked Te’o was frantically attempting to resuscitate the unresponsive Katie Couric scarecrow.

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    Wow. People are going way too far with this.

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