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shaner
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[NCAA-F] Manti Te'o's made up girlfriend

I've heard of guys making up girlfriends to impress others, but Manti Te'o takes it to a whole new disturbing level. He'll never come totally clean about this, I'm sure his embarrassment at being caught is too great. But wow, I hope he's talking to a counsellor very soon.

»deadspin.com/5976517/manti-teos-···s-a-hoax

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There was no Lennay Kekua. Lennay Kekua did not meet Manti Te'o after the Stanford game in 2009. Lennay Kekua did not attend Stanford. Lennay Kekua never visited Manti Te'o in Hawaii. Lennay Kekua was not in a car accident. Lennay Kekua did not talk to Manti Te'o every night on the telephone. She was not diagnosed with cancer, did not spend time in the hospital, did not engage in a lengthy battle with leukemia. She never had a bone marrow transplant. She was not released from the hospital on Sept. 10, nor did Brian Te'o congratulate her for this over the telephone. She did not insist that Manti Te'o play in the Michigan State or Michigan games, and did not request he send white flowers to her funeral. Her favorite color was not white. Her brother, Koa, did not inform Manti Te'o that she was dead. Koa did not exist. Her funeral did not take place in Carson, Calif., and her casket was not closed at 9 a.m. exactly. She was not laid to rest.
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FFH5
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Te'o & Notre Dame says he was duped and not perpetrating the fraud.
»www.nytimes.com/2013/01/17/sport···tml?_r=0
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shaner
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Yeah, OK.


Silvanos
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reply to shaner
Who cares??!! why is this such a big deal... he made up a story or he got played but again so what!!
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said by Silvanos:

Who cares??!! why is this such a big deal... he made up a story or he got played but again so what!!

^^this

He also lead everyone to believe that he was a good linebacker, so what?


footballdude
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reply to Silvanos
said by Silvanos:

Who cares??!! why is this such a big deal... he made up a story or he got played but again so what!!

He's about to enter the NFL draft. Teams that might have been interested in him are now going to wonder if he has mental problems.
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When is Te'o's Catfish episode going to be on?
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reply to shaner
WEIRD WEIRD story.


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reply to footballdude
said by footballdude:

said by Silvanos:

Who cares??!! why is this such a big deal... he made up a story or he got played but again so what!!

He's about to enter the NFL draft. Teams that might have been interested in him are now going to wonder if he has mental problems.

^^ This. He screwed himself out of millions of dollars most likely.
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reply to shaner
I think I feel bad for him? But I don't know if those feelings exist.


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reply to pflog
Yes he probably did. The story about being duped is likely an attempt to mitigate his losses. I think he was fully aware of and participated in the fake girl friend story and death to bring attention to himself...which is pretty messed up.

I won't feel sorry for him though. If he signs for a minimum salary he will make $390,000.

The pre draft interviews for him are going to be brutal. Teams compare notes too so they can check the consistency of a players answers.
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Speaking just for my self I understand why this story is newsworthy enough to be reported by the media.

What I totally cannot understand is the degree and fervor of the coverage. I personally fail to see why it is a big story or why the apparent degree of public interest or fervor about it or the implied huge significance of this, IMO minor tabloid level story.
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said by Silvanos:

Who cares??!! why is this such a big deal... he made up a story or he got played but again so what!!

cause this could turn out to one of the greatest internet trolls of all time


shaner
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reply to Blogger
Because of the player and school involved, but mostly because the entire media world fell for the story hook, line, and sinker. They're incredulous that they could fall for it so heavily and this upstart online news source scooped them all, so the more the mainstream media reports it, then it looks like they uncovered the lie themselves and don't look so foolish.

capdjq
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reply to shaner
The NY Jets are reported to be wanting Manti Te'o. Rex Ryan believes he can add to the chaos.


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reply to footballdude
said by footballdude:

said by Silvanos:

Who cares??!! why is this such a big deal... he made up a story or he got played but again so what!!

He's about to enter the NFL draft. Teams that might have been interested in him are now going to wonder if he has mental problems.

As opposed to many of the other pampered, self centered, narcissistic prima-donnas going up for grabs in April?

There are worse scandals to be involved in.
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said by shaner:

Because of the player and school involved, but mostly because the entire media world fell for the story hook, line, and sinker. They're incredulous that they could fall for it so heavily and this upstart online news source scooped them all, so the more the mainstream media reports it, then it looks like they uncovered the lie themselves and don't look so foolish.

Shows the credibility and credulity of journalists these days. Don't vet a story; run with it.
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shaner
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said by rockotman:

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Shows the credibility and credulity of journalists these days. Don't vet a story; run with it.

And to me, a journalism school grad and an award winning broadcast reporter from the field, what you just said there is the real story to me.

They got fooled by Manti, and now they're hammering him for it out of embarrassment.
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reply to pflog
said by pflog:

said by footballdude:

said by Silvanos:

Who cares??!! why is this such a big deal... he made up a story or he got played but again so what!!

He's about to enter the NFL draft. Teams that might have been interested in him are now going to wonder if he has mental problems.

^^ This. He screwed himself out of millions of dollars most likely.

Most of the stuff I read said 8-10 teams were interested in him now all 32 are interested in talking to him.
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said by Blogger:

What I totally cannot understand is the degree and fervor of the coverage. I personally fail to see why it is a big story or why the apparent degree of public interest or fervor about it or the implied huge significance of this, IMO minor tabloid level story.

I agree. Seriously. Everything all day yesterday was about this story. Seriously? Why do so many people are? Or so it just what the media wants us to care about?!


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said by I AM:

said by Blogger:

What I totally cannot understand is the degree and fervor of the coverage. I personally fail to see why it is a big story or why the apparent degree of public interest or fervor about it or the implied huge significance of this, IMO minor tabloid level story.

I agree. Seriously. Everything all day yesterday was about this story. Seriously? Why do so many people are? Or so it just what the media wants us to care about?!

It's filler to hold people over until Sunday.
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aaaaaaaaahhhhh. Atleast they didn't talk about how much my Lakers suck yesterday. Well done ESPN.


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reply to drslash
said by drslash:

Yes he probably did. The story about being duped is likely an attempt to mitigate his losses. I think he was fully aware of and participated in the fake girl friend story and death to bring attention to himself...which is pretty messed up.

At some point he started participating in the fake story; it's kind of hard to tell at what point yet. But since he became aware of the fakery on December 6 (according to Notre Dame), and then mentioned her publicly twice after that, he was definitely participating in the fakery then.

The other big part of the story is ESPN and Notre Dame getting all butt-hurt about the deflation of the heroic image they projected of the guy.

That deadspin article shaner posted was some good reporting by the way. »deadspin.com/5976517/manti-teos-···s-a-hoax
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said by fatness:

That deadspin article shaner posted was some good reporting by the way. »deadspin.com/5976517/manti-teos-···s-a-hoax

No it's not! THey were tipped off and used google...
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shaner
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Which is something nobody else bothered to do.


Silvanos
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said by shaner:

Which is something nobody else bothered to do.

They were tipped off!!! anyone who was tipped off would have looked into it, it wasn't good reporting!
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He was embarass ok. I would be too!


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fatness
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reply to Silvanos
said by Silvanos:

said by shaner:

Which is something nobody else bothered to do.

They were tipped off!!! anyone who was tipped off would have looked into it, it wasn't good reporting!

They were tipped off, they looked into it, they reported everything they found while looking into it. Nobody else did that. It was good reporting.
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I still disagree 100% it's a entertainment piece on a guy written from a tip. There's no reporting there. They basically said this may be true, but we need proof...
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