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Manti' Teo's Dead Girlfriend a hoax

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First Alabama proves him a fraud, and now this....

http://deadspin.com/5976517/manti-teos-dead-girlfriend-the-most-heartbreaking-and-inspirational-story-of-the-college-football-season-is-a-hoax?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

NFL draft interviews are going to break him open like a coconut....
post #2 of 60

Notre Dame's statement:

 

"On Dec. 26, Notre Dame coaches were informed by Manti Te’o and his parents that Manti had been the victim of what appears to be a hoax in which someone using the fictitious name Lennay Kekua apparently ingratiated herself with Manti and then conspired with others to lead him to believe she had tragically died of leukemia. The University immediately initiated an investigation to assist Manti and his family in discovering the motive for and nature of this hoax. While the proper authorities will continue to investigate this troubling matter, this appears to be, at a minimum, a sad and very cruel deception to entertain its perpetrators."

 

This is getting weird. Either kids these days are cool with "dating" someone they've never met for an extended period of time or Manti is full of crap.

post #3 of 60
There are only 2 possibilities that make sense:

1) It's an elaborate publicity stunt gone wrong

2) It's an elaborate attempt to stay in the closet gone wrong.
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Originally Posted by upthewazzu View Post

Manti is full of crap.

Don't forget the University and the entire Te'o family.
post #5 of 60
Wow, the editors for The South Bend Tribune need to be shot. Those quotes are painfully bad. It's depressing enough that the writer turned in stories that sound like they came out of a 14 year old girl's diary, but then an editor read it and said, "yeah, let's print that" is just awful.
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post #8 of 60
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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post

There are only 2 possibilities that make sense:

1) It's an elaborate publicity stunt gone wrong

2) It's an elaborate attempt to stay in the closet gone wrong.

sounds like your speaking from experience uhoh.gif

I'm trying to figure out which story I am more nonplussed about, this or the lance armstrong one.
post #9 of 60
If Te'o was involved in the hoax, and I believe he was, what he did was really, really dumb. It wasn't a crime and it didn't affect the integrity of the game. At worst, it's on the level of what Cam Newton did to get booted out of Florida (plagiarism, buying a stolen laptop). And we all know how badly that damaged Newton's draft status.
post #10 of 60
This is the weirdest story I've read in a long time. And I just got done rereading all the weird stories in the "reasons why Florida is #1" thread
post #11 of 60
so yeah, I used to have a fake gf when I transferred school and all... but to fake her death??!!!
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Originally Posted by embowafa View Post


2) It's an elaborate attempt to stay in the closet gone wrong.

This. No grown man would ever call a girl his gf if he never hit it at least once.
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

sounds like your speaking from experience uhoh.gif

I'm trying to figure out which story I am more nonplussed about, this or the lance armstrong one.

I had the good sense to claim my girlfriend was in another country doing missionary work. teacha.gif
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I had the good sense to claim my girlfriend was in another country doingmissionaryy work. teacha.gif

I see what you did there!
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