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Teo's statement is complete bs. He said before that she had come to Hawaii, and that he had seen her in person. Now all he says is that he talked to her online and on the phone.
"This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed an emotional relationship with a woman I met online. We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by communicating frequently online and on the phone, and I grew to care deeply about her. "To realize that I was the victim of what was apparently someone's sick joke and constant lies was, and is, painful and humiliating. "It further pains me that the grief I felt and the sympathies expressed to me at the time of my grandmother's death in September were in any way deepened by what I believed to be another significant loss in my life. "I am enormously grateful for the support of my family, friends and Notre Dame fans throughout this year. To think that I shared with them my happiness about my relationship and details that I thought to be true about her just makes me sick. I hope that people can understand how trying and confusing this whole experience has been. "In retrospect, I obviously should have been much more cautious. If anything good comes of this, I hope it is that others will be far more guarded when they engage with people online than I was. "Fortunately, I have many wonderful things in my life, and I'm looking forward to putting this painful experience behind me as I focus on preparing for the NFL Draft."
How about the depiction that they held hands, exchanged glances, etc?
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
How does a guy fall in love with someone, even online, and then never visit her in the hospital while she has leukemia? Or for that matter after she gets into a serious car accident? He just blew all that off because he had football practice?
He either just pulled one of the best trolls ever or he just got trolled so hard and could be the lamest guy I know.
Dude is a liar. Looking for sympathy votes for the Heisman. This is about as low as you can go. He'll never live this down. This is worse than Ray Lewis slicing up some dudes. No one even thinks about that anymore. But this? This epic load of horsecrap will never be forgotten.
Anyone you truly care for would come before football.
Easy to judge someone without knowing the details, but wow.... that's a Costanza move if I've ever seen one.
Lennay Kekua was a Stanford student and Cardinal football fan when the two exchanged glances, handshakes and phone numbers that fateful weekend three seasons ago.
She was gifted in music, multi-lingual, had dreams grounded in reality and the talent to catch up to them.
The plan was for Kekua to spend extensive time with the whole Te'o family when upwards of 40 of them came to South Bend in mid-November for ND's Senior Day date with Wake Forest.
"They started out as just friends," Brian Te'o said. "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.
"And we came to the realization that she could be our daughter-in-law. Sadly, it won't happen now."
Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken
This is true. I can't get into big specifics but Manti is a much more sheltered and naive kid than anyone would believe.
Growing up as a Moremon kid in Laie can do that, and if he is telling the truth, he lied to his parents about her making it to Oahu and about their relationship so it didn't seem like a fishy online relationship. His best friends didn't know it was a hoax.
He was on on it.
Better question. I've been to Nd so I know somewhat what he's dealing with but he couldn't find 1 chick in South Bend? Why is the starting AA lb for the #1 team in the lady chatting it up on the Internet which a women in California.
I Ain't got no Worries - Lebron James
Dude's gay, had a fake gf to satisfy his morman Mom and Dad, then messed up by not just fake breaking up and saying she died. Then the national sports media got hold of the story and it took off and Teo couldn't ever find a way to stop the story so just kept playing along and inlisted a friend (boyfriend?) to help him keep the hoax going. It just kept going from there getting bigger and bigger, along the way Teo realized that by playing along and keep the hoax going that it would help him win a ton of trophy hardware for this football season, maybe even a heisman (boy did the heisman folks dodge a big one)
This is the most likely scenario and I would be surprised that is what is ultimately shown to have happen.
Three years... If it was a month I might believe it. Three years they knew each other.
Poor bastards getting off the bus in Tuscaloosa will probably feel like those dumped on Omaha Beach - Unknown Vol's fan
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