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Old 01-21-2013, 10:56 AM   #2826
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Re: Manti Ruh R'oh

ESPN's gonna try real hard to keep this in the news cycle for as long as possible.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:10 AM   #2827
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http://m.espn.go.com/wireless/story?storyId=8864233

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Old 01-21-2013, 12:20 PM   #2828
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I think people are overlooking the AMAZING coincidence that is how the epic trollers killed off their character when Manti was coincidentally having a Heisman campaign season and coincidentally right when his grandma died. I mean they really timed it at the apex of Manti's life.

Not sure how anyone can get past this.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:32 PM   #2829
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Dunno what you guys think but imo this Manti fellow is a psychopat.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:43 PM   #2830
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What's amazing is that between the initial massive lies/exaggeration to the media in September to the ND press conference to the controlled ESPN Schapp interview to the upcoming love-in with Couric (T'eo shares agents with her), he is going to play the media TWICE to make himself into a mega sympathetic figure with the general public/casual fan base.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:02 PM   #2831
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I think people are overlooking the AMAZING coincidence that is how the epic trollers killed off their character when Manti was coincidentally having a Heisman campaign season and coincidentally right when his grandma died. I mean they really timed it at the apex of Manti's life.

Not sure how anyone can get past this.
Nobody thinks this is a coincidence though. The timing of it makes sense regardless of who is behind it.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:07 PM   #2832
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She got killed off after week 2 though, well before he was a Heisman candidate
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:09 PM   #2833
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Tuiasosopo/cancer girl only interesting interview at this point.
http://www.csnchicago.com/ncaa/notre...6860667810-914

According to the Associated Press, the Tuiasosopo family -- of which Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the person identified as the perpetrator of the Kekua hoax, is a member -- has hired an attorney and will convene this week to discuss how to address the story.

"We want to do it right," Peter Navy Tuiasosopo, Ronaiah's uncle, said. The AP noted Tuiasosopo never directly talked about the hoax or described his nephew as being involved in it.

"We're just a family of faith. The family is holding up well," Tuiasosopo said. "They're holding up the way I would expect a family to. This is a storm."
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:09 PM   #2834
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Why does it make sense for the trollers to kill of the character on the same day as his grandma died?(if suposedly Manti really didn't have a clue what was going on in reality)

OTOH the timing does make a perfect sense if he knew about it al along.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:30 PM   #2835
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Nobody thinks this is a coincidence though. The timing of it makes sense regardless of who is behind it.
Why does it make sense for anyone but Manti?
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:33 PM   #2836
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Maybe a better way to put it is that the timing doesn't not make sense, even if it isn't Manti. You know you're going to have to end it at some point, the grandma thing just pushed him closer to the spotlight, so you pull the trigger then. I just don't think the timing is terribly informative in either direction.

Like most of this, it's all so dumb that any specific action being dumb doesn't really mean much.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:36 PM   #2837
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Read most of the thread, at one point it just got too epic to keep up with it, but I am riveted by this story and can't get enough of it. I'm sure most people are pretty much tired of this, but I want more! The jokes have been top-notch itt and on twitter, etc.

I wanted to believe he made the whole thing up for publicity and to gain fame, or the closet gay theory, but it looks more and more like he is just a gullible moron. He still comes out looking like a huge douche for milking the hell out of a dead girl, and probably used it to get sympathy-lays, so I guess I'll settle for that. F him tho, I am still holding out hope that there is something a tad more sinister going on (not overly-so obv) but still....
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:39 PM   #2838
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Re: Manti Ruh R'oh

Right now a lot of little pieces are coming together in the MSM that were pretty much assumed correctly as early as a couple days after the story broke.

I think there is something more coming, and if the saga so far is any indication, it should be pretty epic.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:10 PM   #2839
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It refuses to stop:

Four-star prospect invents recruiting visit to Notre Dame

http://www.freep.com/usatoday/articl...t%7CSports%7Cp
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:14 PM   #2840
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Who wrote that article? He did this yesterday; obviously he is a jokester who did it to make fun of T'eo
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:20 PM   #2841
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te'o was smart to not do a real interview. let the story blow over (who cares at this point?)
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:25 PM   #2842
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He's doing another interview on Thursday.
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It refuses to stop:

Four-star prospect invents recruiting visit to Notre Dame

http://www.freep.com/usatoday/articl...t%7CSports%7Cp
ND's investigation firm is on the case.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:27 PM   #2843
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te'o was smart to not do a real interview. let the story blow over (who cares at this point?)
lots of people
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:30 PM   #2844
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He's doing another interview on Thursday.
with katie couric, i doubt anything will be of note
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lots of people
i guess and that's fine.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:45 PM   #2845
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looooool. you've popped in here to say who cares like eight times bro. we get it you don't care. that doesn't mean other people don't
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:08 PM   #2846
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Angry e-mails received by Deadspin since breaking the Te'o story
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:24 PM   #2847
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Some ridiculous stuff there.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:31 PM   #2848
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:38 PM   #2849
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This is my side of the story...

I am gay and so is Te'o. He was in on it and I was covering for him the whole time.

I will be happy to answer any questions via email only.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:55 PM   #2850
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Deadspin retrieves a year of Lennay/Tuiasosopo/Manti tweets

Gets old and at times feels dirty but it does drive home how many were involved in sume way. Cameo by that Arizona Cards player who says she was real

http://deadspin.com/5977387/lennay-a...tory-in-tweets
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