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Old 01-16-2013, 07:34 PM   #351
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Still, if he was scammed, you'd think he'd have been able to find out sooner. One of my friends just pointed out-- if he was so handy with twitter and other social media when it came to keeping in touch with her, why didn't they ever have a Skype video chat?
Not only this. But, if he was talking on the phone with her. Who the F was he talking to? Lie
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:34 PM   #352
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how long did manti keep up this online relationship? i'm not familiar with online relationships but how ****ing long with **** going on without him meeting her. going to be awesome when they figure out who trolled him if that person exists. maybe a USC fan or a ND troll...
I think you mean, how long did Manti keep up this charade with Tuiasasopo
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:34 PM   #353
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So who the hell was he talking to on the phone for months at a time?
no one probably

think he just took the lie to another level
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:35 PM   #354
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Michelle Beadle is a 30 Rock fan, nice
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:36 PM   #355
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So basically a big story that a top flight football player can be such a ****ing loser with women or hiding liking boys.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:36 PM   #356
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I don't know, a guy's sick or dead girlfriend doesn't really need to be verified unless he's using her to try and raise money or something. I think there is something to be said for respecting celebrities private lives even if they choose to talk about it. I don't know much about journalism though, are you supposed to verify everything you write?
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:36 PM   #357
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http://www.sbnation.com/2013/1/16/38...p-lennay-kekua

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The following is a list of organizations and people who, to varying degrees of incompletion, never bothered to check to see if Manti Te'o's girlfriend was real.

1. Us.

2. You (Jack Dickey and Timothy Burke excepted)

3. Sports Illustrated.

4. ESPN

5. The South Bend Tribune

6. Bleacher Report

7. The Chicago Tribune

8. The Chicago Sun-Times

9. The Sporting News

10. USA Today

11. The Boston Globe

12. CBS Sports

13. The New York Post

14. NBC Sports/Notre Dame

15. Yahoo

16. The Associated Press

17. The Palm Beach Post

18. The Miami Herald

19. The Tampa Bay Times

20. Grantland

21. The Los Angeles Times
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:37 PM   #358
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:37 PM   #359
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InB4 gay rumors
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:37 PM   #360
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just finished reading the deadspin article

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Old 01-16-2013, 07:37 PM   #361
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Yeah-- in all the hilariousness, it's really being overlooked how absolutely no other major news media outlet bothered to do enough research or fact-checking to uncover this story.
This. The very first thing our local Nebraska media (which is probably the most nazi college football media in the country, seriously) said on the radio was that one of the first things they would have done was get a statement from the girl's parents, get to know the girl, get a quote, whatever. And, there you go, would have been exposed in a week. I know our media is a bit insane, but still. I mean the discrepancy in the death dates between various South Bend Tribune and AP reports is unbelievable also.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:38 PM   #362
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I don't know, a guy's sick or dead girlfriend doesn't really need to be verified unless he's using her to try and raise money or something. I think there is something to be said for respecting celebrities private lives even if they choose to talk about it. I don't know much about journalism though, are you supposed to verify everything you write?
Gene Wojciechowski suggested the first time he was questioned on SC about 20 min ago that he asked for the family's contact info, and for photos of her, but was told by Te'o that the family wants to be left alone and no pics provided. So he implies he tried, at least a little.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:39 PM   #363
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Does this mean we get to replay the National Championship game with Oregon?
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:39 PM   #364
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When Manti was at his grandma's funeral, I assume there was media there getting film and pics and doing feel good pieces right? (I haven't watched news/espn in over a year outside of actual games, until today I hadn't heard of this grandma,gf death story)

It really didn't occur to anyone "hey, let's go get us some b roll of this other funeral that would make for a sweet story"

or was his attendance of the funeral not a thing? I'm just going by the t-rob grandmother funeral last year, that footage was all over ESPN they couldnt get enough of it

This whole thing is so ****ed up
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:40 PM   #365
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Had a mental health professional call in to a local radio show saying that his first impression was that Manti had some extreme narcissism (obviously) and fabricated this gf right when his grandmother died in order to sort of compound the sympathy that he would get from others. Not sure whether this fits with the story though; haven't checked the dates of things
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:40 PM   #366
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:41 PM   #367
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fact checkers confirmed not profit centers for news outlets.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:41 PM   #368
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As usual, EPSN late on big stories involving institutions or leagues they are tightly in bed with.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:42 PM   #369
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LOL ESPN

They still think that Chip Kelly to the NFL is the biggest story of the day. Once again being butthurt that Deadspin is 10x the media outlet that they are and that they weren't first to report the story. They're probably in some corporate meeting room trying to come up with a way to take credit for the story as we speak.

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Old 01-16-2013, 07:43 PM   #370
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Nov. 28, 2009: Te'o and Kekua meet after Stanford's 45-38 victory over Notre Dame in Palo Alto, according to the South Bend Tribune: "Their stares got pleasantly tangled, then Manti Te'o extended his hand to the stranger with a warm smile and soulful eyes." Kekua, a Stanford student, swaps phone numbers with Te'o.

2010-2011: Te'o and Kekua are friends. "She was gifted in music, multi-lingual, had dreams grounded in reality and the talent to catch up to them" (South Bend Tribune). "They started out as just friends," Te'o's father, Brian, told the Tribune in October 2012. "Every once in a while, she would travel to Hawaii, and that happened to be the time Manti was home, so he would meet with her there."
So according to deadspin he definitely claimed to have met her in person numerous times. Doesn't he need to address this before he can claim that he was just having an online relationship?
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:43 PM   #371
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@TheBigLead: Confirmed from 2 sources: ESPN has known about the Manti Te'o story for 10 days. Had been reporting it, but could not confirm.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:44 PM   #372
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:44 PM   #373
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This is the funniest thing since I seen a UNDefeated 2012 tshirt at my table in Biloxi this past weekend.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:44 PM   #374
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GOAT story

WOAT ND press release

GOAT thread
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:44 PM   #375
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So according to deadspin he definitely claimed to have met her in person numerous times. Doesn't he need to address this before he can claim that he was just having an online relationship?
Look anyone with a central nervous system knows that he fabricated every single bit of this, with the help of several other people, for attention. He doesn't need to answer to anything because we already know what happened. Nice life, Manti.
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