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OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud

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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#196 » by Sky_Knicks » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:31 pm

Vertical Limit wrote:Well after hearing his uncle's interview on radio and him telling us more about this Ronaiah guy, I guess Te'o is the victim.

But now Te'o simply has to do is admit he was in an online relationship. He was too embarrassed and ashamed to say so to the media, which is why he made up lies about meeting up with her. Admit he was emotionally attached to this virtual and long distant relationship, even though the person behind it was just playing a joke on him.

Once he does that this whole thing will be dropped. People will think he's a little weird for being a high profile player in an online relationship but at least they will know what's really going on and the "he's gay" and other crap will go away.

I'll never get over this lol. Wth is wrong with this guy ? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#197 » by Vertical Limit » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:54 pm

Don't know but he can make other speculation go away easily.

Besides, does anyone here still talk about Kyrie Irving jacking off on a webcam? Pretty sure that was bad, but it went away.

This will go away if Manti handles it properly.
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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#198 » by nykballa2k4 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:01 pm

man, this story is so weird. I mean, he didn't need a gf sympathy story. He lost a REAL person (grandmother) so all he had to do was lie and say his grandmother meant the world to him.

Also can not believe how well this was all kept quiet. At this point, with him getting down with St Mary's "finest" perhaps she has some part of this as well? I mean her major is public relations... She probably saw Teo as a "business opportunity"
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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#199 » by denterprise » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:12 pm

Vertical Limit wrote:Don't know but he can make other speculation go away easily.

Besides, does anyone here still talk about Kyrie Irving jacking off on a webcam? Pretty sure that was bad, but it went away.

This will go away if Manti handles it properly.


No, it is not going away and will be with him for a long time. Unlike Kyrie, the media feels like they were tricked, deceived, duped, and bamboozle by him. They are not going to let him off that easy, they will go after him with a vengeance for making a fool of them. He pretty much showed them up for being lazy and incompetent for running with a story and never verifying it. I for one don't feel bad that all parties are looking like idiots.
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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#200 » by Falstaffxx » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:18 am

denterprise wrote:
Vertical Limit wrote:Don't know but he can make other speculation go away easily.

Besides, does anyone here still talk about Kyrie Irving jacking off on a webcam? Pretty sure that was bad, but it went away.

This will go away if Manti handles it properly.


No, it is not going away and will be with him for a long time. Unlike Kyrie, the media feels like they were tricked, deceived, duped, and bamboozle by him. They are not going to let him off that easy, they will go after him with a vengeance for making a fool of them. He pretty much showed them up for being lazy and incompetent for running with a story and never verifying it. I for one don't feel bad that all parties are looking like idiots.


Also, imagine the hazing when he reaches the NFL.
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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#201 » by Grinditout » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:24 am

Hey remember when Cam Newton/Michael Vick.....oh that's right you didn't until just now.

This will pass in time. By the start of next season I doubt people will mention it anymore and it'll become a footnote.
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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#202 » by destro » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:45 am

Grinditout wrote:Hey remember when Cam Newton/Michael Vick.....oh that's right you didn't until just now.

This will pass in time. By the start of next season I doubt people will mention it anymore and it'll become a footnote.


just because it isn't talked about doesn't mean it's forgotten. millions of dog owners/lovers still hate vick, vick can make all the apologizes he wants he's never getting all of his fans back. and everyone knows auburn bought newton and the ncaa helped cover it up. just like everyone remembers how newton stole that computer from uf and in return got kicked out the university. hell, people still make comments about ray lewis being a murderer.

this case is just so much more bazaar and unusual than the others that it's just not going to go away, and manti isn't doing anything to help it go away. this is something that's always going to be associated with him especially if it finally comes out that he indeed had something to do with this hoax. you don't get in front of america and lie about cancer. even lance armstrong would have to do a double take at that.
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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#203 » by Grinditout » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:10 am

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Grinditout wrote:Hey remember when Cam Newton/Michael Vick.....oh that's right you didn't until just now.

This will pass in time. By the start of next season I doubt people will mention it anymore and it'll become a footnote.


just because it isn't talked about doesn't mean it's forgotten. millions of dog owners/lovers still hate vick, vick can make all the apologizes he wants he's never getting all of his fans back. and everyone knows auburn bought newton and the ncaa helped cover it up. just like everyone remembers how newton stole that computer from uf and in return got kicked out the university. hell, people still make comments about ray lewis being a murderer.

this case is just so much more bazaar and unusual than the others that it's just not going to go away, and manti isn't doing anything to help it go away. this is something that's always going to be associated with him especially if it finally comes out that he indeed had something to do with this hoax. you don't get in front of america and lie about cancer. even lance armstrong would have to do a double take at that.

Michael Vick was still able to get a starting QB job, Cam Newton was still picked number one, and Ray Lewis still had a long HOF career. Sure you're right in that there will be people that will never forget but to say that this whole issue is gonna affect his draft stock or haunt him for the rest of his career is overblown.
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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#204 » by HarthorneWingo » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:30 am

Hey. I gots me some new girlfriends!!!!

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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#205 » by SonOfMars » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:31 am

This is the most bizarre sports story....ever :lol:
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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#206 » by NYKinMIA » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:10 pm

Well it seems Jeremy Schaap is pretty convinced this fool was actually just guilty of stupidity. If It's truly the case, and the whole story and timeline checkout under more detailed scrutiny then this should fade into oblivion and may not affect his career too badly. If he produces on the field, all is forgiven in this society.
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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#207 » by blue and orange » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:37 pm

I guess Teo really did get catfished, it is still a very confusing story. Perhaps Teo wanted to be celibic just like Tebow did when we went to Florida the ultimate party school. This is definetly not a tragedy like Jack Swarbrick made it out to be a literally used the word "tragedy" that was taking it to far no need to shed tears over this, just get over it and dont be an idiot next time try ummm getting a real girl friend :dontknow: that shouldnt be too hard for a soon to be NFL player.
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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#208 » by MaseInYourFace » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:04 pm

ESPN seems to be in bed with ND to me. I don't trust them. I still think this sh** don't add up... although it is somewhat plausible that he was catfished and then was so embarrassed he kept the lie going.
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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#209 » by destro » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:35 pm

MaseInYourFace wrote:ESPN seems to be in bed with ND to me. I don't trust them. I still think this sh** don't add up... although it is somewhat plausible that he was catfished and then was so embarrassed he kept the lie going.


i was willing to give espn the benefit of the doubt despite some reports saying espn had known about this 10 days prior to deadspin releasing it, thinking maybe it was inaccurate. but i'm now all but convinced espn has played a major role in helping this story in favor of te'o. and what's funny is the explanation espn is putting out there still doesn't make sense.
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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#210 » by thebuzzardman » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:40 pm

So a sympathetic story wouldn't have garnered more Heisman votes? It's beyond the realm of possibility that he and his family weren't trying to improve his "brand" so his stock rose and the endorsements followed?

Oscam's razor. Two easiest explanations are he was duped (possible but a stretch) or that it was created or went along with for financial gain (also possible)
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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#211 » by destro » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:46 pm

turns out that interview with espn was off-air and his lawyer was present at the table with them throughout the whole process.
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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#212 » by gamer4Life » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:42 pm

What's the big deal about this story? I don't know why this is making news headlines.

The guy made up a story about a girlfriend. My buddy once lied about sleeping with a girl in high school. Who cares?

Unless you're the type that loves to watch celebrity gossip for some reason.
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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#213 » by Red Vines » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:16 pm

Because he undoubtedly exaggerated the extent of the relationship to his family/friends/public there will always be doubt about his intentions. Did he make it sound more than it was because he was embarrassed about being in an online relationship and other people wouldn't understand? Or was it more complicated--did he willingly look the other way even if he had doubts and continue to make up details because it was helping his career? Might be impossible to know.
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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#214 » by gamer4Life » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:59 pm

Red Vines wrote:Because he undoubtedly exaggerated the extent of the relationship to his family/friends/public there will always be doubt about his intentions. Did he make it sound more than it was because he was embarrassed about being in an online relationship and other people wouldn't understand? Or was it more complicated--did he willingly look the other way even if he had doubts and continue to make up details because it was helping his career? Might be impossible to know.


Hmmmm... still sounds more like celebrity gossip. To each his own I guess.
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Re: OT: ND's Te'o may be a fraud 

Post#215 » by Jersey Generals » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:15 pm

gamer4Life wrote:My buddy once lied about sleeping with a girl in high school.


Did he also kill her off via cancer?

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