OT: American College Football fans Manti Te'O scandal.

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  1. SLD76

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    Strangest story I've ever heard.

    Apparently the gf he had that died late last year apparently never existed?

    And he may or may not have in fact invented her?

    Staggering :shock:
     
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  2. batz

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    Isn't he a big name in college football? Didn't he just play in the big final?
     
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    Very strange, but probably belongs in Odds and Ends.
     
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  4. President

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    Have you ever visited the Odds & Ends section of this forum? :)
     
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  5. SLD76

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    well ok.

    how do I move the thread or will the mods do it for me?


    Ill elaborate there, see u in odds in ends.
     
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    Don't worry about it. They'll probably move it.
     
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  7. jokinla

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    I didn't know Manti played pro tennis.
     
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    He claims he was catfished... I'll save my judgement till all the facts come out. Motives include him being gay and this being an elaborate coverup(it would be sad to know a football player still has to be afraid about being openly gay), Heisman publicity, or he could just be that gullible. It's a very bizarre story to say the least.

    He was an early 1st rounder until that championship game, probably was still a 1st rounder even after he got manhandled by Bama's O-line. Depending how this goes... could we be looking at a Vonteze Burfict type fall?
     
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    Yeah, there's obviously more to the story, hard to believe he would really fall for this....I mean don't all kids Skype these days ? If he was hoaxed, there's still more to the story, maybe he wrote some really "bad" stuff to this fake GF and they were threatening to blackmail him, unless he guarantees them X percent of his signing bonus, in which case she will conveniently die of leukemia.
     
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    I don't understand the obsession with this story???
     
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    Te'o is gay. Therein lies the problem. A mormon kid from a super-religious family playing football at a school sponsored by the Roman Catholic Church.

    He can't come out and say it, so that's the reason for the whole hoax.
     
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    Are you kidding!!!!!!!!! A top player playing for the most storied program in college football claims his girlfriend of 3 yrs dies of cancer on he same day as his good ol'grandma and now we find out the girl doesn't exist.:shock:

    He is now claiming he was catfished - kinda funny as he stated before he met her numerous times. This is classic stuff.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing
     
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    Yes, Batz, he was an All-American linebacker who led Notre Dame to an unexpected undefeated season and a place in the BCS national championship game. He had dedicated the season to the memory of his grandmother and this "girlfriend" who both passed away early in the season. A huge on-campus pep rally was held to honor him and his "selfless" commitment to remain with the team despite the "twin" tragedies.

    This was all stuff legends are made of...now it seems it was quite a bit less.
     
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    It's the truth I think, which is really sad if it is true. On many levels, and sad especially that in this day and age this sort of thing still matters...some kids no matter their upbrining and religion and playing football and all that just happen to be gay. It's a numbers game. And the fact that he's had to jump through all these hoops to pretend to be someone who he's not and in this day and age having to do that simply because some people are intolerant is truly and honestly disgusting.
     
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    I don't find it classic at all!

    Either its very sad or very stupid or both. It certainly isn't the second coming and shouldn't be treated as such...
     
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    If helping coverup a double murder doesn't hurt your NFL career, you really think a fake girlfriend story hurts Teo's chance to play?
    https://twitter.com/PeterBurnsRadio/status/291686344642682881


    What we learned today? Notre Dame will hire Private Investigators for Catfish stories, but not sexual assault cases.
    https://twitter.com/PeterBurnsRadio/status/291721769402916864

    Peter Burns said it better than I could. I think Te'o was in on it, for whatever reason. People lie, that's just a fact of life, even people that you would think have no reason to lie.
     
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    aint that the truth, to watch the athletic director shed tears over this nonsense.

    meanwhile a young girl is dead because she was assaulted by one of the animals on the football team.
     
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    Well NFL Security is going to put Te'o through the ringer and at least the teams interested in drafting him will have the whole story.

    As for the second part of your post - yeah it seems Notre Dame is more concerned with the death of a fake girl than the **** of a real one.
     
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    What are you gonna say if he isnt gay and your jumping to conclusions that he did all this because "some people are intolerant is truly and honestly disgusting" and thats what forced him to do it?
     
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    Notre Dame athletic department is skilled in teflonology...less than two years removed from the death of the videographer and absolutely nothing was said of that tragic lack of concern for safety during their run to the BCS title game.
     
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    If he's not gay I'll stand corrected. Simple as that.

    Or lack of a safety during the BCS title game, Alabama's backfield absolutely killed Notre Dame's secondary.
     
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  23. Amelie Mauresmo

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    This story isn't strange at all anyone who is a gay man can of course understand the lengths one sometimes has to go to hide your homosexuality.

    In the real world, plenty of gay men create a fake girlfriend so his coworkers will leave him alone. I can see a young gay college football player doing the same thing.

    Even in Hollywood plenty of closeted gay male actors hire a female beard who is usually a close female friend who pretends to be his girlfriend so the media and public leave him alone about their homosexuality.

    Tom Cruise, Bradley Cooper, plenty of men in Hollywood have fake wives and fake girlfriends too.

    So many gay men hide their homosexuality because of homophobes. Imagine, being a young man dreaming of competing in the NFL but you are gay, the lockeroom environment is homophobic, and so is the college you are attending is also extremely homophobic and religious.

    Te'o probably felt he had no choice but to create a fake girlfriend because he wanted people to leave him alone about his sexuality.

    Sexuality and men's sports are often conflated although people pretend this isn't the case. Masculinity is also conflated as well. This guy is young, attractive, I find it hard to believe no women would not be interested in him.

    This is why the gay closeted rumour is the only one which makes a lot of sense.

    College football is notorious for the homophobia the straight men in sports are very anti gay and would give Manti Te'o a hard time if he did come out of the closet.

    Plenty of gay men invent fake girlfriends so people can leave them alone. Seems like this guy created a fake girlfriend so he can concentrate on football and not have to discuss his homosexuality.
     
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    Pretty elaborate scheme if all he wanted to hide was being gay, I mean there are lots of nice Catholic girls at ND you could hang around with and not get sexual with if that's all you're worried about, it's got to be something more.

    And now the latest is that this girl faked her death to get away from drug dealers, this just keeps getting weirder.
     
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    Wait, what's this I hear about Catholic girls not having sex?

    Ya, no kidding
     
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    seems just like yesterday....

    So during this year's college football season, the media should've kept bringing up an accident (you're recklessly inplying an intentional death) from years back? Yeah, I get the almost irrationally psychotic ND hate whinning from you and others here, but this particular instance of irrelevent pot-stirring is totally out of place. As out of place as the idea of the media bringing up previous Alabama football-related scandals as well. You want to talk about this year? Guess what Chip Kelly just left behind at Oregon on his way to the Eagles HC job? An inpending NCAA investigation. "quack, quack"

    This thread is about some metrosexual LB and an veritable AT&T blowup doll.

    Oh and you purposely distorted the "less than two years removed" time frame. It is 2013. That accident occured in October, 2010 ftr.


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    And now it's being reported that the girlfriend and the grandmother had a sexual relationship with each other. This story's getting weirder by the minute.
     
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    I imagine Chip and Pete Carroll will have lots to talk about.
     
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    this. absolutely this!

    i heard on sports radio that he did make a public statement about it but he had legal counsel there while he did. if you didn't have anything to do with it, why show up with a lawyer?
     
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    He did a two hour off camera interview with Jeremy Schaap of ESPN late on Friday, two days after the story broke. Seems like a long time to get your story straight to me. I still think he was in on it, something still isn't sitting right about this story, even if Ron(long name I can't remember) has done this before and claimed it was all his doing. Who calls someone their girlfriend when they still haven't met after 6 months? 12 months? Two years? Who claims to have skyped with someone in a 'black box' and doesn't get suspicious that he never gets to meet her in person or see her face? For almost 3 years? Naaaaah.
     
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  30. Amelie Mauresmo

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    I also read that Manti lied to his father about meeting the fake girlfriend. I doubt Te'o is going to come out of the closet though since he's from such a religious family. Sad the lengths a gay man would go to just to hide his homosexuality from his family and friends.
     
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