Originally Posted by PhantomJB93
Many here may have seen I have been a strong defender of Manti Te'o all season. Even after his abysmal national championship, I wanted the Steelers to draft him more than ever. After the news of tonight, I don't know what to think anymore. If you don't know what I'm talking about, google it, I'm not even going to begin to try to explain, it's too weird.
I think Te'o is the real victim here. This story will be really embarassing for him.
Te'o probably considered some "girl" he met online his girlfriend. He probably got had and now this story is all over CNN, Sports Illustrated it is EVERYWHERE. Hilariously awkward really. Prisoners and soldiers historically have married their pen pals so it is hardly setting a precedent. The truth is stranger than fiction. Mail-order bride anyone?
I hope this story combined with Te'o's poor bowl performance drops him down to at least the second round. Mingo 1st Te'o 2nd would be amazing.
Is it possible Tomlin was high on Te'o and posed as Te'o's "girlfriend" in order to set him up for embarassment and hurt his draft stock so the Steelers could steal him in the second round? I think that is the most plausible explanation.