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Old 01-18-2013, 07:33 AM   #2076
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:40 AM   #2077
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Any word on Manti being removed of his runner-up finish to the Heisman, with Collin Klein moving up a spot?
No, but they are thinking of giving him an award in recognition of his achievements despite his severe mental difficulties.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:41 AM   #2078
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Any word on Manti being removed of his runner-up finish to the Heisman, with Collin Klein moving up a spot?
No, but they are thinking of giving him an award in recognition of his achievements despite severe mental difficulties.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:34 AM   #2079
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Interesting post from a Morman ND fan on NDnation. Cliffs: Mormons depend on the Internet to meet other like-minded Mormons, and are especially vulnerable to scams as a result:

I have been watching a lot of this coverage and I hear many people speculating that Manti is lying because an internet girlfriend sounds so ridiculous. I saw what I think was a screenshot of this girl's supposed Facebook page and sure enough there is a drawing of a temple on it. Manti has referenced how close she was to her Heavenly Father.

Many, many Mormons go online to meet fellow LDS members to date. We are strongly encourage to date those of our own faith. I grew up in Indiana and there were so few LDS guys to date. It was difficult. Manti found this beautiful girl who was of his faith and who depended on him.

These disgusting individuals played on Manti's love of his faith and his willingness to help others who are suffering. LDS kids are taught to serve, help and be kind to everyone. Here is this faux LDS girl who is suffering, who needs him, who makes him feel like he is a good person. People use this tactic all the time to scam Mormons. In fact, Utah is number 1 in the nation when it comes to the number of scams committed. PTI today said that Manti seemed simple in their last interview with him, even saying he was almost childlike. We are taught that we should be as a little child and very humble.

My point in all this is that is is very plausible that Manti thought he connected with this girl in a way he couldn't connect with those around him. I don't believe Manti necessarily considered her the love of his life until after he thought she died. But, haven't you noticed that when people die, all of a sudden they get built up to a level that maybe they weren't before they passed away. Maybe Manti convinced himself that the relationship was actually more serious in nature than he believed before. Especially the way the media built it up.

I can't explain away everything. Of course I want to see some internet and phone records. The SI article has shown me that he never said he actually met her in person. But he has been such an inspiration to me, who loves Notre Dame with all my heart and my religion with all my heart. I have used him many times as an example for my kids. I just don't believe that the Manti Te'o I have believed in is the one who doesn't exist.
Good post until the "I can't explain everything" before explaining refusing to believe Te'o is something different from the myth in her head.

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Minor league baseball team having a "Manti Te'o Girlfriend Bobblehead Night," complete with air guitar contest, imaginary food fight, and make pretend kiss cam.

http://www.florencefreedom.com/newsnotes.php?nID=370

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Old 01-18-2013, 11:22 AM   #2080
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Just had a thought, with all the medical problems she supposedly had, perhaps he attempted to coax money out of Te'o. Would be funny if it comes out he took large amounts of money from boosters to give to his internet gf. At least then the catfish angle would make way more sense
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:28 AM   #2081
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ND said there was nothing criminal to pursue.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:29 AM   #2082
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Just had a thought, with all the medical problems she supposedly had, perhaps he attempted to coax money out of Te'o. Would be funny if it comes out he took large amounts of money from boosters to give to his internet gf. At least then the catfish angle would make way more sense
That's what people are wondering. He either talked to her on the phone or made that up. If he did talk, who was the girl who played the role, and why would she do it for free for so long?
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:31 AM   #2083
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Spoiler: There was no eight hour phone calls. Manti loved the attention.

Whether he was duped or not who knows but its obvious he found out at some point along the way.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:31 AM   #2084
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Any word on Manti being removed of his runner-up finish to the Heisman, with Collin Klein moving up a spot?
first ksuno1stunner post i've read

he lives up to the badness hype imo
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:32 AM   #2085
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ND said there was nothing criminal to pursue.
Not saying I find the scenario of boosters giving money to "Lennay" likely but ND couldn't come out and admit it if it were true
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:34 AM   #2086
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ND said there was nothing criminal to pursue.
Well that's that, then.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:43 AM   #2087
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He "found out" supposedly December 6th. Would think a lawsuit would have been filed by now if thats the case.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:51 AM   #2088
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If Te'o was scammed for money or any criminal acts occurred against him then CAA would have been screaming it from the second this story hit

It would be by far the best evidence of him being a victim, especially considering there is currently no actual evidence he was a victim.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:52 AM   #2089
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He "found out" supposedly December 6th. Would think a lawsuit would have been filed by now if thats the case.
Not necessarily and even more so if the money came from illegal gifts from boosters. Not saying its the case, just putting on my tinfoil hat for why someone would catfish him for years that isnt just for the lol's
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:59 AM   #2090
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The SI article is pretty damning. His PR firm CAA believing the best play is for him to go into hiding for now says it all imo.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:59 AM   #2091
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:25 PM   #2092
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Yep, really don't see how he has no culpability now. he knows what questions are going to be asked of him and he does not have the answers so now he's just hiding hoping that it will go away.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:49 PM   #2093
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I'm not really buying the gay angle. Were there rumors about him before this broke?
It's not an issue of rumors or anything, it's just that it's really the only motivation for this that would make any sense at all.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:50 PM   #2094
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Has anyone considered that maybe Manti was suffering from dehydration?
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:40 PM   #2095
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I still can't stop saying her name in Gump's voice

It's still funny, too
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:41 PM   #2096
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It's not an issue of rumors or anything, it's just that it's really the only motivation for this that would make any sense at all.
The problem is no motivations for this really make sense. Even the gay one or the publicity angles, which are the most prevalent, have huge logic holes.

Part of the reason this story is so crazy and intriguing.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:46 PM   #2097
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Stephen A was just as on fire today, if not more so, than he was yesterday. He went officially on record that he doesn't believe Manti.

Stephen A is officially my favorite sports "journalist".
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:52 PM   #2098
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ESPN now reporting that Tuiasosopo tells a friend that he was behind hoax....Te'o "not involved".



http://espn.go.com/college-football/...irlfriend-hoax



Interesting.


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Old 01-18-2013, 02:01 PM   #2099
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Absolutely incredible--Taiwan Animation doing the Te'o story. Sticky immediately imo:

Awesome! I love the laughing leprechaun


(Yes, this is as far in the thread as I've gotten so far)
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https://twitter.com/dianeomeara

Think this is the girl whose pictures were used to represent Lennay.
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