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GoFor7 01-16-2013 03:39 PM

The Story of Te'o's Dead Girlfriend is a Hoax
 
http://deadspin.com/5976517/manti-te...ason-is-a-hoax

Wow. While it may not affect his draft status, Te'o's PR takes a HUGE plummet with this coming out. What a creep.

Fire Arians 01-16-2013 04:26 PM

Manti Te'o's girlfriend story a hoax?
 
Wow, this shit just got weird if true.

http://deadspin.com/5976517/manti-te...ason-is-a-hoax

Atlanta Dan 01-16-2013 04:40 PM

Re: Manti Te'o's girlfriend story a hoax?
 
Notre Dame claims Manti Te'o was scammed :noidea:

In the aftermath of the bombshell Deadspin story about Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend never existing, Notre Dame has released a statement saying Te'o was the victim of the hoax, not the perpetrator of it.

Notre Dame Statement: Manti Teo

On Dec. 26, Notre Dame coaches were informed by Manti Teo and his parents that Manti had been the victim of what appears to be a hoax in which someone using the fictitious name Lennay Kekua apparently ingratiated herself with Manti and then conspired with others to lead him to believe she had tragically died of leukemia. The University immediately initiated an investigation to assist Manti and his family in discovering the motive for and nature of this hoax. While the proper authorities will continue to investigate this troubling matter, this appears to be, at a minimum, a sad and very cruel deception to entertain its perpetrators.

Dennis Brown
University Spokesman | Assistant Vice President


http://www.businessinsider.com/notre...of-hoax-2013-1

I hate when this sort of thing happens to me - don't you?

What a cluster

steelax04 01-16-2013 04:53 PM

Re: Manti Te'o's girlfriend story a hoax?
 
Well holy crap, I'm glad you guys know where to post this stuff... this has been in the Steelers forum and the NFL forum.

Atlanta Dan 01-16-2013 06:15 PM

Re: Manti Te'o's girlfriend story a hoax?
 
Te'o issued a statement Wednesday afternoon:

"This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed an emotional relationship with a woman I met online. We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by communicating frequently online and on the phone, and I grew to care deeply about her.

"To realize that I was the victim of what was apparently someone's sick joke and constant lies was, and is, painful and humiliating.

"It further pains me that the grief I felt and the sympathies expressed to me at the time of my grandmother's death in September were in any way deepened by what I believed to be another significant loss in my life.

"I am enormously grateful for the support of my family, friends and Notre Dame fans throughout this year. To think that I shared with them my happiness about my relationship and details that I thought to be true about her just makes me sick. I hope that people can understand how trying and confusing this whole experience has been.

"In retrospect, I obviously should have been much more cautious. If anything good comes of this, I hope it is that others will be far more guarded when they engage with people online than I was.

"Fortunately, I have many wonderful things in my life, and I'm looking forward to putting this painful experience behind me as I focus on preparing for the NFL Draft."

Te'o went on the become a Heisman Trophy finalist, finishing second in the voting, and leading Notre Dame to its first appearance in the BCS championship.

In an interview with ESPN for College GameDay on Oct. 2, Te'o said that Kekua's last words to him w
ere "I love you." He also said that she was "the most beautiful girl I've ever met."

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

So she was the most beautiful girl you ever met online that you never actually met?

teegre 01-16-2013 06:30 PM

Re: The Story of Te'o's Dead Girlfriend is a Hoax
 
The ultimate episode of MTV's "Catfish."

teegre 01-16-2013 06:33 PM

Re: Manti Te'o's girlfriend story a hoax?
 
The ultimate episode of MTV's "Catfish."

Lady Steel 01-16-2013 06:43 PM

Re: Manti Te'o's girlfriend story a hoax?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Atlanta Dan (Post 1077982)
So she was the most beautiful girl you ever met online that you never actually met?

Apparently. :noidea: How embarrassing. :doh:

ZoneBlitzer 01-16-2013 06:51 PM

Re: The Story of Te'o's Dead Girlfriend is a Hoax
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GoFor7 (Post 1077922)
http://deadspin.com/5976517/manti-te...ason-is-a-hoax

Wow. While it may not affect his draft status, Te'o's PR takes a HUGE plummet with this coming out. What a creep.

I don't know brings in character issues in my mind.

Fire Arians 01-16-2013 06:59 PM

Re: Manti Te'o's girlfriend story a hoax?
 
seen stuff similar to this when i used to play MMO's for a while, had a dude who was all fucked up when he found out this girl he was 'dating' while playing world of warcraft was actually a dude all along lol


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