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Old 01-17-2013, 02:34 PM   #1651
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

LOLOL Gene Wojciechowski basically saying that Notre Dame had no precedent of how to handle a situation like this (so of course they snap lie and cover-up).

They are experts when it comes to handling the football team raping coeds, but having fake girlfriends is new territory. Of course their snap reaction is to coach Te'o into how to spin this and manipulate the story in the media. SO MUCH CLASS ND!
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:40 PM   #1652
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:41 PM   #1653
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

To people saying "How could the girl whose pictures are not used not realize they were used?"

I had never seen a picture of "Lennay" before this story hit. If I had, it was a few seconds in a puff piece on ESPN or something. Very plausible that if she's living in California, which is not exactly college football or Notre Dame crazy, that neither she nor any of her friends would have looked deep enough into CFB coverage to realize it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:44 PM   #1654
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

yeah, a random (hot) 22yo chick in california probably doesn't watch much pregame notre dame irish football coverage
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:45 PM   #1655
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There's more ... Jan tells TMZ Lennay's "sister" continued to reach out to her after the USC game ... and delivered some more bad news -- that little Pookah had been diagnosed with lupus and was dying in a children's hospital in Orange County, CA.

Jan said she wanted to send flowers -- so Lennay's "sister" gave her an address. TMZ has learned the address belongs to a member of the Tuiasosopo family.

Jan also gave us the phone number Lennay's sister would use to contact her -- and we found out the number is registered to a man named Titus Tuiasosopo -- Ronaiah's father.

We tried to reach out to Ronaiah -- but we couldn't get a hold of him. So far, he has yet to comment to the media about the story.
http://www.tmz.com/2013/01/17/manti-...to-girlfriend/
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:45 PM   #1656
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...That obviously ran counter to public comments Te'o had made, including a South Bend Tribune story that ran earlier in the season. Te'o's father, Brian, also was quoted several times in the media about his son meeting Lennay.

"That's pretty much Brian Te'o," a source said. "He's a great guy, but he loves to add color."
An IMG employee told Yahoo! Sports' Eric Adelson that Te'o is at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., on Thursday, where he is preparing for the upcoming NFL draft...
not surprised, but also not too impressed with the ways they're trying to explain away the Te'o's being on record as having met her and all that.

Manti - oh when i said i "met" "her", i mean we talked online or on the phone. she kept standing me up when we planned to meet, and i was too embarrassed to tell the truth about it. (but at the same time was shocked when "she" turned out to be fake?)

Brian - oh i just completely made up [censored] for the hell of it, and bc i love attention

so Manti never told Brian that he met Lennay?

this story seem to take like a million leaps of faith (no pun intended) to arrive at a conclusion where Manti is merely a fool. but i guess IMG's priority at this point is Te'o's draft position...

edit: oh yeah, and the rationalization that his sadness about all this caused his poor play in the NC game

lololololololololololooll, wp IMG!

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Old 01-17-2013, 02:47 PM   #1657
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

If he does this right he can be a first round pick again if his combine is fine because if it's told right it looks like he has a pretty good excuse for playing poorly in the championship game. (hey I found out it was a hoax pretty close to the title game and I was depressed etc etc) He only needs one team with a LB need to buy the story.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:47 PM   #1658
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Re: Manti Te'o: rut roh

The pic is pretty pixelated as well, and probably looks like tons of girls.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:49 PM   #1659
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:50 PM   #1660
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Never easy to believe TMZ but if true the Tuiasosopo family seems a little off.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:56 PM   #1661
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Also Francessa on wfan is hilarious today. He doesn't like not knowing what is going on, and is arguing with everyone, more so than usual. Keeps calling it an "elaborate rouge".
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:57 PM   #1662
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So Roniaah Tuiasosopo = hoax mastermind, and possibly the only one behind the hoax?
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:59 PM   #1663
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Roniaah and Manti are boyfriend and boyfriend ldo
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:00 PM   #1664
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https://twitter.com/LennayKay/status/291953245209886720

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could be fake...that account is followed by roniahh's personal twitter acct .
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:00 PM   #1665
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So Roniaah Tuiasosopo = hoax mastermind, and possibly the only one behind the hoax?
well if he's gonna be the fall guy (which yeah he kinda has to be at this point), they still need a woman too who was supposedly talking with Manti on the phone for hours. for no gain. he can't be the only one.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:01 PM   #1666
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Imagine the butthurt if someone hacked this account and this is just going to be a new level of trolling.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:01 PM   #1667
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So Roniaah Tuiasosopo = hoax mastermind, and possibly the only one behind the hoax?
i doubt it

things that it doesn't explain

-why te'o was wasting his time with fake online chick to begin with
-why te'o had to sex up her death and talk about visiting her in the hospital and stuff

if anything he seems to be the scapegoat for te'o to get out of this mess cleanish
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:02 PM   #1668
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So I've been busy at work all day... any cliffs since late last night?

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Old 01-17-2013, 03:02 PM   #1669
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Few things:

- If Te'o is really totally innocent, then Tuiasosopo is the greatest con artist of all time. But still what was his end game? He is really going to keep this up for 3 years and then just kill her off for sport?
- Te'o still deserves blame for playing it up. Maybe this is a Mormon thing but I don't know how in the world you love someone so much and even call her your girlfriend without ever seeing her face-to-face. He should not have made as big of a deal of it as he did.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:02 PM   #1670
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can someone post a link to todays first take?
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:04 PM   #1671
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Collin Klein > Manti Te'o
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:05 PM   #1672
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well if he's gonna be the fall guy (which yeah he kinda has to be at this point), they still need a woman too who was supposedly talking with Manti on the phone for hours. for no gain. he can't be the only one.
Seems like that's never going to get answered. If they let him be the fall guy, and take the full hit, they will not cooperate and Te'o will not have to explain the girl on the phone as he isn't in as part of the hoax. Ronaiah will refuse to cooperate as well and the "girl on the phone" will be a dead end.

Seems like the Ronaiah = mastermind and 100% of the hoax is the hand they decided to play.

If that is true they might get away with it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:06 PM   #1673
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Pretty sure this is 99% ****ty investigative journalism and Reagan Maui'a is just confused as to who Te'o's gf is supposed to be. This real girl might end up being an inspiration or something for the fake one, but the real girl is unrelated to this story in every way.
It's like < 1% that Maui'a is wrong on this. Not only does he know her family and that her dad died recently, he knows her age range, and he knows that she lives in CA. Samoans are a really tight bunch family to family so i'm buying this all day.

I am really curious as to how Maui'a ID'd her tho. He only references her as Kekua in all his quotes, so if we can get some confirmation that Lennay Kekua is her actual name that would work. Or, if Kekua is her first or last name that they used in combination with a fictitious first name of Lennay. Or, if Maui'a is just referencing her as Kekua, but actually protecting her real name.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:06 PM   #1674
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Damn Samoan last names taking up the entire middle portion of a Haiku.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:06 PM   #1675
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Who are you including in "they" Larry?
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