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Who disguised his voice as a female. There is no freakin way Manti fell for this crap.
Here is the biggest issue for me.... Manti was an academic all american. This tels me he would be smart enough to know he was being scamed.
Also very funny that now even the national media is trying to cover this up and make him look like an innocent victim. Funny what perception does for clarity in situations like this!
If you cant be honest....whats the point of being anything?
This guy must have never even flirted with a girl before if he honestly got duped this bad. Still don't believe him.
You're confusing book smarts with affairs of the heart, bruh. There are people much more intelligent than Manti Te'o that get duped all the time.
Emotional intelligence does not equal Academic intelligence.
The truth will come out. I think he is gay and created this girlfriend to hide that he is gay. So he made up a girlfriend to get people to stop trying to set him up where he might be exposed. Then someone said hey when do we get to meet her? so she "dies" and that gives him a good excuse to not be ready to date anyone else. Then a little lie leads to another lie and so on and so on.
Don't buy it? ask yourself this question. If you are the stud football player at a football obsessed university and you have girls throwing themselves at you (and you are a 21year old normal male) why would you opt for an internet relationship?
why would you not want to meet this person face to face on the internet or skype or face time or something?
Several other ND players have been quoted as saying that Manti had other girls that he was running around with on campus.
On your last point, he tried to meet her. She was a no-show for obvious reasons.
Follow the story, bruh.
This post was edited by McBigun 18 months ago
Just cause he said that he tried to meet her does not mean that it is true.
Just cause you have been seen around campus with girls does not mean that you have relations with them.
Every teenager knows how to Skype or facetime. That allows you to have face to face conversations with people over the internet. So you can see each other.... bruh
I am not bashing gays with my comments, just putting a theory out there.
This post was edited by craigf 18 months ago
Using your logic, just becasue he is a college student doesn't mean he knows how, or wants to use, Skype or facetime.
Your theory isn't supported by facts, bruh.
The simplest answer is usually the closet to reality. The dude was duped.
I would have thought that at the beginning, but that's just simply not the case. When you fall for someone, it's hard to see the obvious signs. He was duped. The voice on the other end sounded female. Now, we can get into why he claimed he met her and why he didn't fess up, but I can imagine when you're an All-American football player it would be hard to admit you found a relationship online, hell, there is enough stigma around it for everday people. Once he knew, it was probably hard to step up and admit it.
"you're so vain, I'll bet you think this post is about you, don't you? Don't you?"
Naivety doesn't always creep into the academic side of things.
Sometimes the real smart ones are easy targets for scams ,because they think are to smart to be out smated.:)
Nobody is that stupid, and this kid is apparently very bright. And the majority of guys out there would want to have a face to face call with someone if the technology was available.
If he is gay that is his business so don’t let that get you all worked up.
My theory is logical and no one knows what the real facts are. This kid has been caught lying already.
The simplest answer is that he made up a relationship to hide another relationship. Being committed in a long term relationship to someone you have never seen face to face doesn’t make sense. Something along the way would have tipped him off. If your girlfriend died, wouldn’t you go to the funeral, or at least look up the obituary? Or call someone in her family. If she was sick and dying, wouldn’t you go see her.
I have heard of lots of people who have real relationships with girls to hide that they are gay, I have never heard of anyone having an extended relationship with a girl that is making it up (over a long period of time).
Dive for the thrill, shoot for the kill.
"There's no doubt, we're going up."
It happens every Monday on my television.
As stated by myself and others in this thread Academic intelligence does not equate to emotional intelligence. Te'o by all appearances wasn't in a "committed" relationship with Lennay. And Te'o was in constant contact with people he thought were Lennay's family members. His grandmother and Lennay both died on the same day. Whose funeral do you go to, your grandmothers or some chick you've never met?
but you don't go to see her grave site afterwards... and once again the "reality" you see on TV is scripted.
You really should change your picture, the one on the left scares my wallet.
He's a college football player in South Bend, Indiana, when do you think he's going to have time to fly to California to visit a grave site in the middle of football season?
As far as reality TV, obviously a lot of "reality" TV is scripted. I don't believe that to be the case in this instance.
Wow... really... you think MTV is going to make a show that's not just for pushing the needle and is actually legitimate and based on facts...
+1 for the Eltoro Freeman quote in your sig.
Now, I just can't wrap my head around this part of the story. This sounds like BS to me:
One theory for the hoax is that Te'o was trying to cover up a homosexual relationship. Couric asked him during the interview that aired Thursday if he was gay.
"No, far from it," he said. "Faaaaarrrr from it."
How could Te'o not recognize a man's voice, though? Tuiasosopo, 22, has had dramatic training, plays in a Christian band and even auditioned last year for the television show "The Voice."
"Come on, Hollywood does it all the time," Grimes said of his client pretending to be a woman. "People can do that."
The records show that in the four-month span -- when Te'o has said he believed Kekua to be in a Los Angeles hospital recovering from an accident and being treated for cancer -- Te'o made and received more than 1,000 calls totaling more than 500 hours in length from the same number in the 661 area code. \
Ok, First of all, Manti's response to if he was gay was weird. Secondly, I CANNOT believe you can spend over 500 hours on the phone with a 22 year old man and never catch on to it.
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