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Old 01-17-2013, 02:45 AM   #1351
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here is the smoking gun
To me this video proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the guy was lying and basically just got caught up in his own web of lies. Probably started out as a way to protect his secret of being gay, and it morphed into a way to get massive publicity for his Heisman run.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:46 AM   #1352
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

If he is gay can he spin this in a positive way? Or does he still become untouchable in the early rounds of the draft because of the way he handled all this?
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:46 AM   #1353
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here is the smoking gun


and why is it "creepy" that she wrote letters for him?
and by "letters" he means letters, which he would have a physical copy of, or does he mean emails? (like how he "met" her meant they IM'd/emailed or whatever)

shouldn't be long before this details start coming out...
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:46 AM   #1354
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So...Rons video is How He Loves...not that i'm familiar with that song but uh..
it's about loljesus
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:46 AM   #1355
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Wait, this R. Tuiasasopo (sp, on phone) is related to the dude(s) that played QB at Washington and I think a few are in pro baseball?!?
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:46 AM   #1356
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So how did he act like a girl on the phone? This has probably been answered....
ATM I'm leaning towards there never being any actual interactions with the GF. It was all just a creation of the friend and Te'o. Just hard for me to believe that they really talked for hours etc.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:47 AM   #1357
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Oh right...he's a singer in church. Wanted to nail down the gay thing.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:47 AM   #1358
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So...Rons video is How He Loves...not that i'm familiar with that song but uh..
lol

kinda with the gay angle at this point, but i believe "he" in this context is god or some [censored]

they're both quite religious afaik (and both seem kinda gay)

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:48 AM   #1359
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If he is gay can he spin this in a positive way?
he'd never admit it anytime soon
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:48 AM   #1360
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So clearly he should have copies of all these letters right? And surely he has hundreds of emails from her still right? Or can produce a credit card/checking account statement showing where he purchased the flowers for her right?

I'm guessing he's unable to produce any of this stuff "I got so mad I deleted it all and threw it all away!" coming soon.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:48 AM   #1361
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being Mormon is enough to explain not having a real girlfriend, and possibly enough to explain naivety / being duped here. But I just think there's too much other stuff that doesn't add up.
I'm pretty sure Mormons can have girlfriends. They just can't have sex until marriage. ND is a Catholic school. So, I'd imagine there would be at least a few girls willing to wait so they could be with Te'o.

Plus having irl girlfriend would be the ultimate cover. Been working for Ricky Gervais so far.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:49 AM   #1362
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I don't get why that's suspicious, he says she wrote letters prior to games, as if she'd write them well before and send them so they got there on time. (Odd she'd stop with the Stanford game, but not overly so).

Edit: More specifically, he says it's "kind of creepy". Writing letters to a friend prior to their games isn't creepy, but writing them and delaying their being sent so they arrive later would definitely be considered creepy if that person died with letters yet to be delivered.
No, the last letter he said was for the Stanford game. And cmon, assuming what you say is true, it takes 30 days to get there? Just stop.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:49 AM   #1363
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ATM I'm leaning towards there never being any actual interactions with the GF. It was all just a creation of the friend and Te'o. Just hard for me to believe that they really talked for hours etc.
I think it would be extremely hard for a guy to pull off a girls voice. It is much easier for a girl to do a guys voice. Either a girl was in on the prank, the one dude is gay and took a bunch of hormone pills, or Teo is a liar. Think we all agree the last is the most likely.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:49 AM   #1364
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So...Rons video is How He Loves...not that i'm familiar with that song but uh..
Did people actually read the deadspin article? His dad is a preacher, and he was in the church band or something. Odds that this song is about Jesus > odds it's referring to gay sex.

Having said that, I'm like 60/40 gay hoax/complete victim at this point.

Edit: slow pony
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:49 AM   #1365
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So clearly he should have copies of all these letters right? And surely he has hundreds of emails from her still right? Or can produce a credit card/checking account statement showing where he purchased the flowers for her right?

I'm guessing he's unable to produce any of this stuff "I got so mad I deleted it all and threw it all away!" coming soon.
Yeah if he is in on it, it'll be coming out soon enough. Nothing this elaborate gets done without a massive paper trail.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:49 AM   #1366
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I read that in these catfish situations it's not uncommon for the Internet "boyfriend" to be a girl who sounds like a guy. I'm sure there are also some dudes that sound feminine over the phone. Doesn't make much sense here though, because he knew the guy irl I think.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:50 AM   #1367
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Credit to someone on Neogaf:

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:51 AM   #1368
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No, the last letter he said was for the Stanford game. And cmon, assuming what you say is true, it takes 30 days to get there? Just stop.
What? If you write something and mail it I feel fairly comfortable (assuming this wasn't just a plot device from BttF) that you can have it held and delivered at a later date.

If "she" wrote stuff prior to the season or wrote a few at once and had them delivered before games, it makes perfect sense. Not a ton of reason for him to use "creepy" in that context otherwise.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:52 AM   #1369
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:53 AM   #1370
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I read that in these catfish situations it's not uncommon for the Internet "boyfriend" to be a girl who sounds like a guy. I'm sure there are also some dudes that sound feminine over the phone. Doesn't make much sense here though, because he knew the guy irl I think.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:53 AM   #1371
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

Skype should do a commercial based on this situation.

"Never wonder if she is real again!"
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:56 AM   #1372
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I'm pretty sure Mormons can have girlfriends. They just can't have sex until marriage. ND is a Catholic school. So, I'd imagine there would be at least a few girls willing to wait so they could be with Te'o.
But even they may want a level of physical intimacy he's not able to provide.

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:57 AM   #1373
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Yeah, I think he was in on it, but if not then your theory is a strong one. Being heavily involved in religious affairs is another good cover for not having a girlfriend in a society that frowns on homosexuality.
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He's a Mormon. It would be easy as pie to find a nice girl to be his "girlfriend" and not put his junk anywhere near her. Of course, he maybe didn't think of this option before making up the fake gf.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:57 AM   #1374
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I don't get why that's suspicious, he says she wrote letters prior to games, as if she'd write them well before and send them so they got there on time. (Odd she'd stop with the Stanford game, but not overly so).

Edit: More specifically, he says it's "kind of creepy". Writing letters to a friend prior to their games isn't creepy, but writing them and delaying their being sent so they arrive later would definitely be considered creepy if that person died with letters yet to be delivered.
He paused and tried to figure out the date that it would make sense for her to have written a letter and he pulls out the Stanford game and it probably just rolled off his tongue and was wrong, or he was going to just add that in for the emotional connection. I think that interview makes it 100% that he was in on it and he is conning the media with her story.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:57 AM   #1375
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What? If you write something and mail it I feel fairly comfortable (assuming this wasn't just a plot device from BttF) that you can have it held and delivered at a later date.

If "she" wrote stuff prior to the season or wrote a few at once and had them delivered before games, it makes perfect sense. Not a ton of reason for him to use "creepy" in that context otherwise.
It makes perfect sense as an explanation if it were true but it makes absolutely no sense that anyone would do this

Also, shouldn't Te'o have produced some of these letters by now?
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