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B) He made it all up because he was embarrassed that he had fallen in love with a person he only interacted with online
I heard AJ McCarron tweeted that he ###### Miss Alabama on the second date, but some people are saying he didn't even get in her pants until the fifth.
"She" wanted him to go to the funeral.
Steagles, I again state my belief that he will have to talk at some point soon - and that he will.
Also, I don't think the idea that he knows this Ronaiah Tuiasosopo really supports the idea that this was some random catfishing
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo is a jock-sniffer who crafted a way to get close to the ND team (witness all the supportive texts sent by "Lennay" to other team members)
- Ronaiah Tuiasosopo had an unrequited crush on Te'o, and, in a perverse way, found a way for Te'o to fall in love with him. It's Cyrano on top of all of the other mythic elements involved
Or he really is a bad guy who hyped this so a true defensive player could actually win the Heisman.
Yeah, but Te'o's a guy. I mean, honestly, what guy gets all misty over an Internet pen pal he's never so much as met, much less touched? Did they even Skype? I mean ... please.
So what happened after "She" "died"? Did her family stop calling him? Her brother? Did he hear no more from them?
That's where the story falls apart. The idea that you wouldn't move your online relationship with your "girlfriend" to at least video chats is preposterous on its face.
Some administrators were pressing for a unilateral public disclosure by the school, while others wanted to let Te'o himself make the stunning news public, the source said. Notre Dame officials were in contact with Te'o's agent, Tom Condon of Creative Artists Agency, and were told the Heisman Trophy runner-up planned to release his version of events Monday. The decision was made to wait and let Te'o and CAA control the message.
Some of the posts on this thread make me think people haven't seen Catfish. You would be shocked at the amount of people carrying on online relationships for years, in 2012/13, who have never spoken to or seen (in live format) their "S/o"
What I don't get is what's the appeal for the deceiver in these situations? It seems like a lot of trouble just to #### with someone like that. That's just way too much work for me. I prefer lazy practical jokes and mindfucks.
He is besmirching the legendary name of Tuiasosopo!
How dare you not mention Manu. You are dead to me!
So, did you nail her?
I thought my post may have been out of line so deleted it. Glad you saw it first and enjoyed it. :)
If there's a TV show about catfishing, one naturally wonders whether the catfishing is created for the TV show.
You visited each other for a week, twice. Therein lies the material difference.
My wife showed me a TMZ article where Tuiasosopo auditioned for The Voice and told them some outlandish sob story about a car accident where a friend was rendered comatose. Apparently he just likes to do this stuff for fun and/or attention.
As for me, I cannot believe how incredibly gullible and naive people are about online relationships. Until you see them on Skype or in person, THEY ARE A MAN.
welcome to the internet: where men are men, women are men, and childrne are FBI agents.
Manti Te'o is telling friends ... he knew the truth about Lennay Kekua in early December ... but continued the lie for 20 days for the sake of his team.
...But sources tell us ... Manti didn't tell his coaches about the hoax until Dec. 26 ... because he thought it would be a huge distraction while the team prepared to face Alabama in the BCS Championship.
During the 20 days, we're told Manti struggled over how to handle the situation ... but eventually felt compelled to come clean to his coaches.
Te'o's agent, Tom Condon, said the athlete had no plans to make any public statements in Bradenton, Fla., where he has been training with other NFL hopefuls at the IMG Academy.
Did you nail her?
Nah, he'll just say what Ray quoted
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man who has been publicly identified as being behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax, called a church friend in early December crying and admitted to duping the Heisman finalist, the friend told Outside the Lines Thursday.
1. Just because she turned out not to be "real" doesn't mean I didn't heroically play through my "girlfriend's" death from leukemia. Just because there wasn't a "girl" and she didn't "die" didn't mean I didn't think there was, and that's all that matters.(*)
2. Once "she" called me after "she" "died" to say that she was no longer dead, making me suspicious, I didn't want to harm my team's preparation for the BCS final. So I continued to act as if nothing had changed. I'm a leader and all about the team.
3. It shouldn't have, but the whole situation affected my play in the BCS final.
4. God, I am insanely stupid.
Swarbrick said that the relationship took place online and over the phone. Te'o had described staying on the phone with whom he thought was Kekua for hours each night over many months. Tuiasosopo's friend from church told ESPN that Tuiasosopo admitted to having his female cousin speak to Te'o over the phone.
Finally, the family convinced Vaosa's cousin that something wasn't right and he needed to cut things off not only with Kekua, but Tuiasosopo, whom they were convinced was the real Kekua, Tuioti-Mariner said.
Then this fall, Vaosa and Tuioti-Mariner saw the story of Te'o's dying girlfriend.
"When I found out about the Samoan football player (and) his girlfriend, his Grandma died the same day, I was like, 'Whoa this is crazy,' I feel so bad for him, so I just looked him up," Vaosa said. "I found out his girlfriend's name was Lennay Kekua. And right when I read the name Lennay Kekua, I immediately thought of Ronaiah. Then I thought of my cousin -- that this has to be the same person."
The cousins say they were convinced Te'o was being victimized, but say they were uncertain of what to do. They say they began tweeting their suspicions. Many of their tweets were laced with sarcasm including claims that "they" were the real Lennay Kekua. After Deadspin.com broke the story on Te'o and Swarbrick held a news conference, Vaosa and Tuioti-Mariner found reporters at their door and say there were threats made to them and their families on Twitter.
Another person involved in the hoax has come forward as well. The woman whose photos were portrayed as Kekua was identified by Inside Edition as Diane O'Meara. Her lawyer told the program that her client is also a victim and that her photos were stolen and used to create the illusion of Te'o's girlfriend.
Barring new evidence, there's nothing there to disprove any of the above.
When can we start talking about the NFL again?
Lots of cousins flying around.
6. gave different dates of death during different interviews
7. lied about sending flowers to her funeral
There isn't any corroboration for that and this is shaping up to be a non-story, even on its own terms.
In any sane world, Notre Dame paying lawyers/investigators on Teo's behalf, and the university's wildly disparate treatment of Teo and the two dead students would be far bigger stories.
Disparate? In all three cases ND made inquiries and found out that ND was blameless! They're a hallmark of consistency...
We don't know that isn't true, either. He might have been sent an address for the funeral home by one of "Lennay's relatives", and FTD or whoever just made the delivery to whomever lived there.
If they gave him a non-funeral-home address as a funeral home, that's a huge risk to be taking.
Teams that score 40+ in the playoffs are 3-20 against the spread the next week.
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