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Manti Te'o...girlfriend's death a hoax?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by mizzou541, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. wth....no way :eek:

    I gotta hear Te'o's response to this...
  2. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    I just finished reading this story after a friend sent it to me. Totally bizarre tale! Deadspin has been reliable in the past IME, but this is just so crazy that it's hard to believe right off the bat despite the links, research, etc.
  3. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    I was like "WTH is Manti Te'o?" I googled and came up with this:

  4. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
  5. mizzou541


    Jan 8, 2010
    KC, MO
  6. mizzou541


    Jan 8, 2010
    KC, MO
  7. Welp...looks like it's all true. Dang. I'd be hiding under a rock somewhere were I him
  8. mizzou541


    Jan 8, 2010
    KC, MO
    Yeah...pretty hard to believe someone would go that far to bolster their heisman status (which I would assume was the intent). Not saying I'd put it past a Div I university but this kid seemed to be a good guy so definitely didn't see it coming.
  9. Tractorr


    Aug 23, 2011
    If this is true this has to be the weirdest story I have ever heard in connection to college football.

    I don't think that a University or a player would lie about something like this simply because they have to know they would be found out sooner or later. Especially a high profile. Unless of course the person was extremely unstable which T'eo does not strike me as. Notre Dame would certainly not want to tarnish their reputation after the last couple of years.
  10. I didn't hear anything about his so-called girlfriend until I read this story. Granted, I'm no ND fan, but I watch a lot of college football so I'm surprised I didn't know about this.
  11. Tractorr


    Aug 23, 2011
    Wow, after reading the whole story, wow. I don't even know what to say or who to believe this has to be one of the strangest things I have ever read.
  12. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yeah, saw this. Totally stunning. Hard to believe things like this really happen.
  13. Tractorr


    Aug 23, 2011
    I wonder what Smokin Toaster has to say?

    Did he get banned? (Toaster that is)
  14. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Pretty wild that this could happen and be perpetrated for so long at a major institution. I wonder if other journalists fail to check their sources the way all these sports columnists did? Nah, everything else in the News is always 100% true.:rolleyes:
  15. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
  16. nah, just had a PM back and forth with him today...why would he get banned?

  17. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
  18. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    I've only loosely followed this but man, if true... what an incredibly narcissistic, sociopathetic act.

    I would REALLY hate for that to be my 15 minutes...