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Old 01-16-2013, 10:03 PM   #826
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

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I like how the Te'o-as-victim spin includes him being "trusting" like that's a good thing. It seems to me that, if the ND story is true, he's actually "gullible" and "unable to think critically" and "doesn't understand what a relationship is".

I mean, not that I think it is true.
I think this is the basis for mormonism
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:03 PM   #827
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not sure if its been posted yet

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Reagan Mauia, an Arizona Cardinals fullback, said he believes Kekua existed because he met her in person when he and other Polynesian teammates and Pittsburgh Steelers star Troy Polamalu went to do charity work in American Samoa in June 2011. "This was before her and Manti," Mauia said Wednesday evening. "I don't think Manti was even in the picture, but she and I became good friends. We would talk off and on, just checking up on each other kind of thing. I am close to her family. When she was going through the loss of her father, I was -- I offered a comforting shoulder and just someone to bounce her emotions off. That was just from meeting her in Samoa." Mauia said Tuiasosopo -- whom Mauia believes is Kekua's cousin -- introduced the two. After the initial meeting, Mauia said he met her at an "after-party" for all of the athletes involved in the camp. "She was tall," he said. "Volleyball-type of physique. She was athletic, tall, beautiful. Long hair. Polynesian. She looked like a model ... " He said it is his understanding that Kekua's mother is operating her Twitter account. He said he'd never met her mother. When told by a reporter that she apparently might not have existed, Mauia said "No, she is real."
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:03 PM   #828
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

How much would you pay to be a fly on the wall during his NFL combine interviews?
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:04 PM   #829
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who is this Tuiasosopo dude?
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:04 PM   #830
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

Well I wouldn't bet on AJ and Katherine being a 100% legit relationship but at least as far as we can tell she exists
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:05 PM   #831
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Either it was made up or Tuiasosopo played the long con to get the dick pics he was after.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:06 PM   #832
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I think this is the basis for mormonism
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:08 PM   #833
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:08 PM   #834
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

This is the weirdest sports story I have ever seen. At least Tiger was doing what most guys would do if they could.

Te'o could have gotten so much ass while at nd. Obviously either gay or some major mental issues. Leaning towards the latter.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:09 PM   #835
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This is the weirdest sports story I have ever seen. At least Tiger was doing what most guys would do if they could.

Te'o could have gotten so much ass while at nd. Obviously either gay or some major mental issues. Leaning towards the latter.
Yeah but how much more ass would you get if you pretended to be emotionally wounded
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:10 PM   #836
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nate, come on. no need to be condescending in every thread
i'm not being condescending. obviously this is a story but not a huge deal imo, just very funny
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:11 PM   #837
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It makes sense that if ND were going to have a press conference they'd do it today with no notice, since the only people there will be local beat reporters sympathetic to the program and who are all worried about maintaining access to the program.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:11 PM   #838
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:12 PM   #839
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In Nate's defense, this is getting ridiculous. A sticky, really?
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:13 PM   #840
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:13 PM   #841
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:13 PM   #842
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Perped a hoax and GullibleOAT are two pretty unsavory options.
Yeah, ****, if it's me, I'd just confess whether I did it or not. I'd rather people at least think I was clever and conniving than a totally gullible moron.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:13 PM   #843
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:14 PM   #844
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I think the simple fact that Tuiasosopo was almost 100% behind the account, and Tuiasosopo and Te'o were very close friends IRL, is enough to make it much much more likely that they were working together on it rather than Te'o's close friend running some years long hoax on him.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:15 PM   #845
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i'm not being condescending. obviously this is a story but not a huge deal imo, just very funny
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In Nate's defense, this is getting ridiculous. A sticky, really?
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:17 PM   #846
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In Nate's defense, this is getting ridiculous. A sticky, really?
i just don't care either way. a hilarious story? yes. a scandal? meh

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Old 01-16-2013, 10:17 PM   #847
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

I really don't think Lennay "died" to get Manti Heisman sympathy, TBH, if we're to believe he was hoaxed at some point. I think it has more to do with this, if the lies were out of shame in being hoaxed (from the "South Bend Tribune", Oct. 12, 2012):

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The plan was for Kekua to spend extensive time with the whole Te'o family when upwards of 40 of them came to South Bend in mid-November for ND's Senior Day date with Wake Forest.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:18 PM   #848
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:19 PM   #849
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Wait, Te'o wanted to get back with this fake non dead ***** after he found out this nonexistence person was "alive"... Really... WTF?
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:20 PM   #850
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

If I had a guess...

The hoax actually happened with Te'o as a victim. He was legitimately played into an fake online relationship. He wasn't in collaboration with the hoaxers.

He's also an extremely delusional person who had no problems making it more and more fantasy. He made up details about how often they talked, made up what they said to each other, made up details about meeting. Not because of publicity or anything like that but because he wanted to believe he had some beautiful relationship so much that it just became true in his mind. He wanted to believe he was doing wonderful things for her and that it was something special.

How much naivete and how much delusional inventive imagination I don't know, but that'd be what I'd bet on.
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