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Old 01-17-2013, 01:47 AM   #1176
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

We need Anonymous to sort this **** out
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:47 AM   #1177
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Right? Between the inconsistencies in how he met her and his friendship with Tuiasosopo, it's hard to believe he's just a victim here. Plus, amateur analysis, but I watched that interview where he talks about her dying and he seems way more like a sociopath trying to fake sadness than a genuinely distraught person.
I thought the same thing too, but dismissed it as my own confirmation bias. Maybe there's something to it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:47 AM   #1178
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He's unbelievably stupid if he did just "get got", but he also milked the whole dead GF angle like a mother****er. I guess he comes out of this best if he was completely duped? Opportunistic ****** > conniving heartless manipulator?
Seriously, I mean how can he fail to mention in the BAZILLION interviews he gave on the subject that it was an exclusively online relationship. Doesnt' that seem like something that would come up pretty quickly?

He also lied about "meeting" her, I mean who the hell calls an IM or email session with someone meeting.

He might have known it was catfishing or whatever but knew it would be a good way to get publicity.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:47 AM   #1179
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The majority of the lies about meeting her I've read are somewhat ambiguous.

If I had a girlfriend I'd never met, I don't really consider a few white lies about meeting up to be all that bad. Especially if she kept standing me up like some people are saying.
I think a lot of people are forgetting that. Football is a mans sport. Image the **** he would get for having an online gf he never met. Saying he did shuts a lot of people up. It's easy understand that part of this story
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:47 AM   #1180
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

So...we still don't have the name of the girl that spoke to him on the phone for 10's of hours pretending to have cancer.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:47 AM   #1181
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

After checking out those twitter accounts I feel like I have more questions than answers, but if he is really this sheltered then I guess it could have just been a giant ****ing joke and at this point with her dead and the joke not needing to be continued the people responsible thought they were in the clear so they started getting sloppy and joking about it more.

But still something isn't right and Te'o is going to hugely disappoint tomorrow and continue to leave us with more questions than answers.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:48 AM   #1182
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

what are the odds that those twitter accounts are fakes that he or someone he knew planted as damage control for when her fakeness leaked?

there's really nothing about this situation that ties together tbh.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:48 AM   #1183
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Couldn't Te'o still be in on it even though they are joking about it?
This seems like the most likely explanation.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:48 AM   #1184
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Naive and dumb aren't the same thing.
So what does he say when his friends ask him about his girlfriend? Teammates? He's got 130 of them! Coaches? What about his parents? His family? I assume that after 3 years, they want to meet, no? I cannot fathom how it could have possibly gotten to this point.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:49 AM   #1185
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this doesnt explain the phonecalls , supposedly they "talked" for hours and this went on for over 3 years!!!! . seems like alot of work just to "catfish" someone .
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:49 AM   #1186
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the only conclusion i'm comfortable drawing here is that te'o is likely a really weird and ****ed up dude
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:49 AM   #1187
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His PR team should get him a surprise guest spot in an upcoming SNL sketch where he literally falls off a turnip truck
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:49 AM   #1188
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this doesnt explain the phonecalls , supposedly they "talked" for hours . seems like alot of work just to "catfish" someone .
well it wasn't just anyone...

"And here they are trying to contact the people from the Catfish doc about the scam"
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:50 AM   #1189
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what are the odds that those twitter accounts are fakes that he or someone he knew planted as damage control for when her fakeness leaked?
I really hope theres no chance or else this is going to explode heads.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:50 AM   #1190
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this doesnt explain the phonecalls , supposedly they "talked" for hours . seems like alot of work just to "catfish" someone .
one of the tweets implies there was a girl in on it, in addition to the guy who kicked it off.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:51 AM   #1191
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So what does he say when his friends ask him about his girlfriend? Teammates? He's got 130 of them! Coaches? What about his parents? His family? I assume that after 3 years, they want to meet, no? I cannot fathom how it could have possibly gotten to this point.
Maybe he really is just ****ing weird and naive and acts like he is 12 when it comes to girls and football and school are 99% of his life and playing board games with his parents are the other 1%.

I think we need to consider he might be a freak and a really weird dude at this point.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:51 AM   #1192
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So...we still don't have the name of the girl that spoke to him on the phone for 10's of hours pretending to have cancer.
https://twitter.com/ceeweezy51
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:52 AM   #1193
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this doesnt explain the phonecalls , supposedly they "talked" for hours and this went on for over 3 years!!!! . seems like alot of work just to "catfish" someone .
No doubt it was a lot of work, but if you read the timeline from about 100 posts ago, they weren't really "together" all that long. I don't think the phone calls took place over a very long span of the relationship.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:52 AM   #1194
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i feel like im going to throw up . so sick .
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:52 AM   #1195
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

This story's incredibly fascinating, and I can't fully wrap my head around it. Honestly, no explanation really makes sense, be it one with Teo in on it, or one where it's a hoax.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:53 AM   #1196
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Couldn't Te'o still be in on it even though they are joking about it?
the cynic in me says yes, and that the ppl talking about it on twitter is part of the cover up. they take the fall, everyone moves on after like 5 minutes, he goes to the NFL as an idiot rather than an [censored]. i mean, maybe they got wind that ppl were digging into this whole thing, and this was their exit plan? idk.

but there's a gap from September when "she" "died" and December when these ppl are talking about it on twitter? then a couple weeks later they fess up to him, and everyone starts coming clean with all of this. after the NC game, and just before Deadspin's story comes out? hmm...

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Old 01-17-2013, 01:53 AM   #1197
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:53 AM   #1198
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If, IF, it was all a hoax, what the **** was the motivation of the people to pull it off and keep at it for years? That's world-class trolling, all they did was put themselves at risk of being exposed and castigated.
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:53 AM   #1199
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:53 AM   #1200
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I met some great girl online who died of cancer. I think she was amazing, and was dying to meet her. I dedicate this season to her.

That still would of been a perfectly good storyline. This is not what was portrayed.

LOL ND and Manti
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