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Te'o said he met this girl once at Stanford. His father Brian said he met her in Hawaii also...Te'o obviously had to get this girls number or twitter or something, how is it that he ended up talking to a dude if he actually met her and got her twitter/facebook/number? So had to have lied about meeting her period.... also how the hell is Te'o dumb enough to think hes talking to a girl for THREE years when it's a dude? Did he never get pictures of her? If he'd actually met her he would've known the picture on her social media accounts werent actually her.
There are so many holes in this its ridiculous... stop standing up for this guy because he can play football(to an extent...obviously not against the SEC though) and because hes came on TV crying with puppy dog eyes. See him for what he is...presumably a liar.
This post was edited by MaybeNxtYear 18 months ago
It is bad about Manti and over on "faithful" pay site, total denial, and anger, lots of anger.
Watch Embrace Debate later today on ESPN ---two hours about Manti.
Steven A made some great observations as did other panelist.
Those "faithful" refuse any rational explanations about a very irrational bizzare stunt.
The hyper reality of so much info coming at us everyday means loss of self, the lines are blurred between man and machine. And you may be seeing the future.
As Jack said last nite, "He can not get his arms around this Internet Age."
And then teared up, not for Manti, but for his own failures. IMHO
This post was edited by rgunner 18 months ago
Manti Te'o in his own words
Scored 4 touchdowns...in a single game. Polk High!
The only thing that would make sense is that he's gay.Other than that, this whole story is just too sinister.
Maybe he is, who knows? As far as OP goes believe Te'o in what regards? This is how I see it. He was dumb and fell for a hoax that a few kids ran on him. When he found out, I have no clue, he continued to let the story run instead of manning up and taking his punches. Now he's getting knocked the fuk out. Until he speaks that's how I see it. What part woukd anger you the most? Him being in on this from the start or not stepping up and admitting he knew 4 weeks ago or whenever he found out?
This is how I see it unless it can be proven he just made the whole thing up, then I just think he's crazy, which will help him be a great NFL linebacker.
I also think Notre Dame and Teo both should have "manned up" as soon as it was known it was false instead of riding the sympathy/feel good story train through the BCS title game and beyond. Notre Dame is better than that and owed it to the public to let the truth be known as quickly as possible considering the story was huge and helped Teo's Heisman candidacy.
It's a sad deal. Once again a story we can all feel good about is just that- a story- something that did not exist. The hand-wringing apologists don't really understand the greater problem- and that's that we have an issue in our country with the devaluation of the truth.
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This is going to cost the kid a couple of rounds in the draft no matter the outcome. If he lied, then GM's are going to be skeptical on whether he has the fabric to be a part of their team in the first place. If he didn't and was dooped, how fvcking gullible can you be and do you want someone like that leading your defense?
This is going to hurt the kid just on those two principles of thinking, forget the BS that will come with signing the kid (Tebow type publicity).
WE have an issue about devaluation of the truth in this country? Huh?
Shirley you can not be serious, sir. Did not mean to type Shirley.
What does any of this have to do w/you can't handle the truth.
Sir, we don't need no truth, " hey JC leave the fans alone, all in all we are just another post in the wall."
I don't even understand what the fvck the point you are trying to make is.
There's a little Pink Floyd and a nice A Few Good Men reference in there.
I think he was "Catfish'd" and found out somehow then proceeded to keep the hoax alive for some odd reason. Swarbrick and ND lied also in this and it was easy to tell 2 mins into his PC the other night. Teo is a liar.
I got a good laugh at Pete Thamel going around trying to save face today.
WE ARE UK
Good Lord man,
We get it, you think the kid is gay.
Gracias for reading----do not forget 'Airplane' and the massive cliche "Few Good Men"
I am only on this site for two months and the insanity [not to strong a word] of last 10 days.
ND Staff writer should not be talking about country having trouble w/the truth.
Most turn to sports for a small truth or truths. And then this melt down?
I put up a post Lots of Drama at Notre DAMA------get it? The rhyme ?
It did not last long-----Why? If Catholics are sooooo sensitive, defensive. It tells me that they are not to sure in what they believe------and this site has to protect, what adults?
Good luck to you and ND, they are going to need it.
Someone was using the word, which seems to fit, and we will all be talking about this some day
In 2 months you've become one of the more notorious trolls/idiots on tbb...nobody gives a shit what you think.
In terms of JC, he has questions just like the rest of us and is entitled to his opinion....even if it will hurt Elmer and other ND recruits in the process lol
What do you mean if he lied? It is obvious he did. Heck, even teammates are saying it. There are way too many holes in his story to believe what he says.
The sad part is Notre Dame doing everything they can to protect him
never go full retard
“If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets.” ― Haruki Murakami
Dude I'm not trying to back the kid up. I was one of the first one's on the board to jump all over him. I'm just waiting to hear the WHOLE story. I know that the kid wasn't as gullible as he said he was. He has already admitted to meeting the girl in person (on television) and his family admitted to meeting her in person "several" times in Hawaii IN PERSON.
I want to hear the facts when all the holes are filled in. Trust me, they are going to get filled in before the draft. There are WAY to many people that are good at their jobs on this case for the holes to not get filled in. I want to know how deep it goes. In my previous statement, I played both ends of the spectrum if I was a GM that was going into this draft.
I played if he DIDN'T lie and if he DID lie to show that who gives a damn what comes out of this when talking about his draft status. Even if he was innocent completely, which I don't believe he is at all, it would still hurt him in the draft because of how naive and gullible he must have been.
This post was edited by RATT 18 months ago
I feel ya. I wont change my opinion regardless. Too many things do not add up. Notre Dame will do everything they can to doctor it up
It is out of their hands now.
I don't completely blame Notre Dame for backing the kid up, because it shows dedication to their players. They are riding on a slippery fvcking slope with this. They start bashing a kid, and it could look bad in recruits eyes. Honestly, Notre Dame is in a lose, lose situation.
I don't blame the university or anyone else but Te'o in the situation. I think Notre Dame could have dealt with it a bit better when they found out, but they did have a national title game coming up. I mean I doubt they even have their heads fully wrapped around it yet. Still, you have to show that you support your players instead of throwing them under the buss publicly. Now why they continued to let him perpetuate the lie, I have no idea.
I guess I say all that to say that I don't believe Notre Dame is trying to doctor up anything. They could have just shut their mouth's, and probably should have. Dude isn't going to play another game for them so that whole news conference baffled me TBH.
Where did I say I disagreed w/JC.
If, you read previous post between me and JC. I was questioning anyone trying to tell me, you, that USA has a truth problem.
On a sport posting site, really? And after all the stuff that has gone down on this site.
Now from what I am reading the whole site had an attempted Catfishing?
JC seems like a reasonable person. I do not have a dog in this fight and made silly remarks that JC understood.
But some on this board are clueless, not you of course. And do not get and are so rabid in their beliefs about ND football that they are blinded. Not you of course.
Happy posts to you until we meet again. Sung to tune of Happy Trails...
Bob Kravitz: No reason to believe Manti Te'o was party to deception
I'm done with this whole situation. For anyone to say that there is "no reason" to believe that he has something to do with all this is playing themselves.
I mean "no reason"? Give me a fvcking break. I can think of about 100 reasons right off the top of my head and until the holes are filled, everyone has a "reason" to believe he's FOS.
What reason did he have to make up a fake GF and then fake her death?
The gay angle would be the only logical explanation to fake having a gf.
This post was edited by dpfenny 18 months ago
He loves attention and sympathy
What reason did his family have to say they met a girl that didn't exist?
What reason did he have to perpetuate the lie two weeks after he told the school that she never existed?
What reason did he have to not go see her when she got into a "car crash"?
What reason did he have to not go see her when she was diagnosed with leukemia?
What reason did he have to not visit her funeral?
What reason did he have for never asking to skype with her?
Why did his brother call him crying because she died six hours after they lost their grandmother?
What reason did he have for saying he visited her at Stanford?
The answer to all of these questions as well as your two are who fvcking knows. He sure as shit did though.
are you talking about Manti's fake girlfriend or the Irish front 7 that also vanished ?
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