Originally Posted by Fearsome Forehand
I think coming out as a homosexual would have been the ultimate PR move to win the Heisman. Then if a writer voted for anyone else, the writer is a homophobe.
Give it a week, the truth will come out. I think he invented the whole thing not to cover homosexuality but simply to gain sympathy and then portray himself as a hero, soldiering on despite his tremendous personal loss. Win one for the Gipper
is now Win one for the fake dead girlfriend.
Not buying the victim of a hoax story at all myself.
He actually could've had all the sympathy strictly from his grandmother's (confirmed) death; he was evidently very close to his grandparents. There was no need to invent the fake girlfriend to add to the story. Talk about overplaying one's hand!