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"Hey I never met you, and this is craaaazy, But my girlfriend just died, so Heisman maybe?"
Ryan Ackerman ?@12rtackerman12
Manti Te'o's girlfriend is Miss January in the 2013 Mayan calendar.
Jackie Robinson isn't dirty. This isn't Pack Pride.
Gotta figure Okrah is dying to get the 2:1 in the same week.
This is my understanding of the situation as it currently stands:
There was an actual girl involved that Te'o spoke with and corresponded with, but probably never actually met in person. It's entirely possible that some of the online and non-verbal communication didn't come from this girl at all, but from someone working with her. However, Lennay Kekua was not this girl's real name, and probably most of what she told Te'o was a lie as well. Certainly the dying of leukemia part. Te'o fed these lies to the media, and almost certainly contributed some of his own. Whether he was doing this because he helped to create this "hoax" from the beginning or because he got sucked in and decided to play it up for publicity appears to be up for debate.
Is this about right? Or do some people think that there is no "girl" at all in the equation and Te'o never even spoke with a girl on the phone and he just lied about all that?
This post was edited by MisterNiceGuy 18 months ago
I don't think there ever was an actual girl, just someone who went to HS with Tuiasosopo, and then had their online pics appropriated by him.
I don't know what you mean, but it had the cadence of a joke.
Will his phone records be released?
There are a LOT of people who think there was no girl at all, and this is all a scam orchestrated by Te'o.
@YahooForde: Y! Sources: ND waited on Te'o to tell story and he passed on expected announcement. http://yhoo.it/XdHoHH
There's a very significant chance that there was no girl at all and that if Te'o was completely clueless and tricked this entire time then he is guilty of two things: 1) Greatly embellishing this relationship that clearly involved no in person meeting, no face to face via skype meeting, and maybe even no phone calls (unless the dude impersonating the girl has a really high voice), 2) Being very gullible
This is like fishing in a Barrel.. LoL
Nancy Pelosi - The Gift that Keeps on Giving..
I tend to think he was clueless about all of this up until a certain point when he realized the girl was fake, and then was so embarrassed that he wanted to lie about it and hope it eventually went away.
Well that's the confusing part, as there seem to be a lot more reports about them talking on the phone, including ones apparently from Te'o himself, than there are about them meeting in person. It just seems more plausible for there to be an actual girl involved just faking an identity with the story about the NFL player meeting her and the TMZ story about the Notre Dame fan talking to a girl on the phone who claimed to be Kekua's sister.
At best, Te'o is as dense as Gob in Arrested Development:
"WHO IS THIS HERMANO?!?"
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
This is the most compelling story I can recall in some time. I really don't think you even need to like sports to be hooked. If this interview happens, Jeremy Schaap needs to go after this hard. I really want to know why Te'o said he met this girl. If it's just a gay thing, it's kinda sad he felt the need to go through all this due to his religion.
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
Yeah, that part is strange to me still, too.
Apparently these Polynesian athletes are a pretty close group. He possibly could've been trying to help cover Teo's tracks before it got this huge.
Tuiasasopo easily could've told some friend to pose as this chick to add some social proofing, too. Will be interesting to see what comes from that part of the story.
I usually get pissed at ESPN for not letting stories go after an hour or so... but I'm still fascinated by this one.
I want Te'o in on it for Heisman purposes. That's the story I want. Him being duped and lying to prevent embarrassment is really no fun.
Honestly, it's by far the best PR move for him.
Goodnight, girl lennay
well he's gonna have to show us proof if he wants people to believe him
I'd rather take his word for it.
I just like that ND AD went on TV last night to defend Teo, and then said we did an investigation but wont release any info on that. This has pissed off some in the media, who are now bringing up the girl who killed herself again. The best outcome here is that Teo is just a moron, and his being a gullible moron brings down Kelly and ND after the NFL vacancies are full.
I don't know if it is online, but about two months ago an MSNBC weekend show did about 30 minutes on the ND case.....and there is a lot to be told if people want to actually cover a story.
"I've made a huge mistake."- Manti
I don't know about drafting Manti if he falls to us in the late-2nd round, but drafting his fake, dead girlfriend in the 7th would easily be an upgrade over DeAngelo Hall at CB.
I like to picture Lennay Kekua as a figure skater. She wears like a white outfit, and she does interpretive ice dances of my life's journey.
What ever happened to PatchesnCream?
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