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Old 01-18-2013, 02:45 PM   #2126
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Re: Manti Ruh R'oh

With no actual wrongdoing so far, it doesn't seem like we'll ever get to see the phone records
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:51 PM   #2127
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I'm just pissed I didn't smell BS on this one months ago and blow the top off this myself. I'm thinking I should look into Brett Favre. Dad dies, brother in law dies, wife gets breast cancer and hurricane destroyed his home in less than 2 years? My ass
I know you're joking, but therein lies the difference between these two individuals.

Unlike Te'o, Favre didn't want attention and hardly ever talked about any of his family issues. That was all the media's doing. Dude just wanted to play football

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Old 01-18-2013, 02:52 PM   #2128
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Te'o was hoaxed, Te'o milked the hell out of an online "friend" dying in a super scummy way seems like the leader in the clubhouse
I have a really hard time picturing that dude pranking teo for years without him knowing (years right? If they "met" in 2009), considering he's a grown adult and what not. And for no motive, either. I know of some short term pranks like this that took place when I was barely a teenager, but it was always short term.

Also, did they explain how he got someone to play the girl, etc? I just don't see how teo wasn't 100% in on this from the beginning.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:53 PM   #2129
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I know you're joking, but therein lies the difference between these two individuals.

Unlike Te'o, Favre didn't want attention and hardly ever talked about any of his family issues. That was all the media's doing. Dude just wanted to play football
Yeah, Brett Favre never was one for media attention.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:56 PM   #2130
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:57 PM   #2131
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Like, I'm so sure that this guy's cousin was just like sure I'll waste hours upon hours of my life talking to this guy on the phone with literally no end game in sight.
ya i could understand if the guy was super scummy and trying to run some charity scam like the great uncle said, but just for fun lolwut
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:57 PM   #2132
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Yeah, Brett Favre never was one for media attention.
Unfortunately for him, the media gave it to him
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:58 PM   #2133
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i guess those are the 2 people that were tweeting about it in December:

Celeste https://twitter.com/ceeweezy51
Jay R https://twitter.com/jayRahz
yeah i found these tweets from Dec. 4th yesterday from the Jay R guy, which would have come before Te'o was supposedly contacted again by "Lennay" on the 6th.

he seems to know what's going on somehow, but is he behind it? idk, if he is he's busted and panicking, but not sure if it feels that way. (tweet #2 is clearly about Ronaiah btw)

watch this whole thing get swept under the rug with no one involved actually talking about it. not Manti, not Ronaiah, not these ppl, always just cousins, uncles, or whoever talking 2nd hand. what's the scene out in California, is the media really all over these ppl to the point where they're gonna have to talk before it goes away?
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:58 PM   #2134
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This guy is going to get duped out of every dollar he makes in the NFL. What a complete loser.
Doubt it, his agent is Prince Ehigha Mohammed Obafemi Adebayo who has vowed to make him a lot of money after investing his signing bonus.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:00 PM   #2135
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I have a really hard time picturing that dude pranking teo for years without him knowing (years right? If they "met" in 2009), considering he's a grown adult and what not. And for no motive, either. I know of some short term pranks like this that took place when I was barely a teenager, but it was always short term.

Also, did they explain how he got someone to play the girl, etc? I just don't see how teo wasn't 100% in on this from the beginning.
Well it's hard to concentrate on motive when there is no logical motive for any of the other possibilities either.

Can't act like one side of this makes sense when every angle makes little sense.

Nothing would really surprise me here. That SI transcript is really damning though.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:02 PM   #2136
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Need creasy to find out who the voice really is
Hehe, no need hun! I can give you a call if you want to hear my voice No video chat though, I'm kinda shy.

Btw, I'm not gonna be able to visit you in Hawaii next week. I know I keep canceling these trips, but I have a Stanford things to go to that I can't get out of.

Ciao! xoxo

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Old 01-18-2013, 03:03 PM   #2137
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Hehe, no need hun! I can give you a call if you want to hear my voice No video chat though, I'm kinda shy.

Btw, I'm not gonna be able to visit you in Hawaii next week. I know I keep canceling these trips, but I have a Stanford things to go to that I can't get out of.

Ciao! xoxo

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Old 01-18-2013, 03:04 PM   #2138
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Doubt it, his agent is Prince Ehigha Mohammed Obafemi Adebayo who has vowed to make him a lot of money after investing his signing bonus.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:08 PM   #2139
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ESPN article is interesting i guess but T'eo being 100% the victim is hahaohwow. He got a call December 6th about it being a prank. The Heisman ceremony was December 8th and he was still playing the dead gf card.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:10 PM   #2140
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Well it's hard to concentrate on motive when there is no logical motive for any of the other possibilities either.

Can't act like one side of this makes sense when every angle makes little sense.

Nothing would really surprise me here.
Ya that's a good point. The thing that 2p2 has trouble with is the fact people don't always act rationally. It's true that, if correct, playing a prank for years with no real end game isn't rational.

Disagree though about there being no logical motive for all the possibilities though. From the cynics perspective, te'o and possibly notre dame have something to gain through notoriety and the possibility of gaining heisman votes. Obviously it may be irrational to think one could get away with this, if it were contrived, or that it would possibly make a huge difference, but there is at least some motive there.

Anyway, obv this whole situation is messed up and i haven't made a final conclusion yet, but the cynic in me really hasn't been dispelled yet, if it ever will be.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:11 PM   #2141
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Hehe, no need hun! I can give you a call if you want to hear my voice No video chat though, I'm kinda shy.

Btw, I'm not gonna be able to visit you in Hawaii next week. I know I keep canceling these trips, but I have a Stanford things to go to that I can't get out of.

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Old 01-18-2013, 03:17 PM   #2142
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Agree that it's looking more and more like Te'o is just a dope who got caught in a hoax, and knowingly used the hoax's alternate reality for his own personal gain.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:18 PM   #2143
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Stealing from Simmons column but Te'o pretending he did this because he is gay, and then living the rest of his life as a gay icon (while being straight) seems like the only conclusion to this story that makes sense.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:24 PM   #2144
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yeah this thing is so weird bc unless Manti was shipping "Lennay" money, gifts, etc i don't see how it's possible for him to be 100% innocent, or where the motive is for a bunch of people to carry this on for so long and invest all this time. this seems extremely unlikely, and almost requires them knowing that Manti is stupid enough to fall for it completely before they start.

but at the same time, i don't really see the motive to Manti to be in on it from the beginning, even with the gay angle it's pretty damn stupid, as many have explained. there are much easier and better ways to cover that up. same with the "he did it for publicity bc he's a sociopath" angle.

i suppose it could be any of these in a "it started with something that was supposed to be minor, but spiraled out of control" kind of way. the timing is weird though. if he was being hoaxed, why did they kill her off when his grandmother died in September, then fess up in December for no reason?

these stories aren't really making sense for me. his actions after "Lennay" died (not going to the funeral, etc) suggest that he knew then she was fake. it's also interesting how most of the backstory and confirmation about her was done through his dad. without him coincidentally choosing to be "colourful" (aka completely talking out of his ass about stuff he was no idea about, is a best case scenario) this whole thing falls apart a long time ago when ppl are asking about this girl, why she's never around, does she exist, etc.

imo if he did get catfished, the jig has been up for a long time now.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:25 PM   #2145
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Stealing from Simmons column but Te'o pretending he did this because he is gay, and then living the rest of his life as a gay icon (while being straight) seems like the only conclusion to this story that makes sense.
Pretty sure that idea was floated ITT a few days ago, so yeah you're not stealing from Simmons.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:25 PM   #2146
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Stealing from Simmons column but Te'o pretending he did this because he is gay, and then living the rest of his life as a gay icon (while being straight) seems like the only conclusion to this story that makes sense.
and then getting found out at some point. would really send this story into the stratosphere as an all-timer.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:31 PM   #2147
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Oh Manti
You claimed a girlfriend without meeting
And you faked her death, oh Manti
You milked it for all the attention
And you say you were pranked, oh Manti
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:31 PM   #2148
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so, at this point we're just trying to figure out how much of it was perpetuated by te'o after he found out he was catfished, right?

based on what's come out, it seems pretty crazy to think he actually was in on it from the beginning.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:32 PM   #2149
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Te'o was hoaxed, Te'o milked the hell out of an online "friend" dying in a super scummy way seems like the leader in the clubhouse
I mean if Te'o was actually duped it sounds like it was probably for a grand total of 15 minutes.

I highly doubt that the extent to which he was duped exceeds the extent to which he lied his ****ing ass off.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:33 PM   #2150
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and then getting found out at some point. would really send this story into the stratosphere as an all-timer.
anyone ever had lots of ghey sex and then come out as a closet hetero with like a secret girlfriend? would be one hell of a twist.
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