Originally Posted by SLD76
I think it was to cover up the fact that he was gay and involved with another man. Possibly the fellow listed in the article.
Think about it, star player at big program, mormon, football player, samoan culture...doesnt look kindly on homosexuality.
whats a better cover than my-girlfriend-lives-far-away-and-is-sick-and-then-she-died-and-ill-never-love-anybody-else-again.
Yeah, I've seen that thrown around, and don't think it's out of the realm of possiblity. But, if he was merely trying to cover up his sexuality, wasn't he going WAY overboard. Killing her off with luekemia in addition to suffering a car accident, referencing her multiple times in national media - couldn't he see that the bigger spectacle he made, the more attention it would draw, inevitably people would ask questions (especially after she died) and he could be "found out."
I don't know. I'd imagine if his sexuality were the issue he could be incredibly desperate given the context (Mormon, Catholic school, football player) and not really thinking clearly. But, still.
For once, I really have no idea, or really any opinion. It could be that he's gay and trying to cover that up. I could be that he was using it as PR for the Heisman. It could be that he's incredibly stupid, got embarrassed and kept up the charade. Or, it could be a combination of those things.
I generally don't believe he was duped from the beginning. But, again, I have no idea.