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Old 01-17-2013, 01:00 AM   #141
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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.
Yeah, again I really don't know what to believe. I guess I have a hard time believing that he really considered this "girl" his girlfriend without once having met her in real life and then was so moved by her "death," it just sounds way too fishy, especially when you go back and watch the interviews he gave about her. He seemed to act like he had met her and had a deep relationship with her, although at the same time it would be damn hard to fake emotion for her the way he did because he came off pretty sincere.

At the same time, Te'o is the last, the LAST person in college football, and maybe all of sports, I would have expected to formulate a hoax like this. He seemed like one of the genuine "good guys" in sports, a real stand-up guy. I know people at Notre Dame who met him personally and lived in his dorm and they had nothing but the highest praise for him as a person off the field (although they are obviously biased to defend him).

I have just as hard a time believing he was "in" on something like this as I do believing he was totally duped by the whole thing as he claimed. I still would love him on the Steelers as a player, but I am so confused with what to think of him as a person and leader now. If his side of the story his true and he was tricked into believing she cared for him and passed away without ever having met her, then I just feel incredibly and deeply sorry for him, but if he was in on this, then I feel like a complete idiot for ever having believed in him.
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I'm on Te'o's side. Take a deep breath and think about it for a moment. 21 years old mormon and probably a virgin. Look at the way he was talking about "Lennay" how he wasn't "attracted to her physical beauty but the beauty of her character." Sorry, that's virgin talk. Manti is a 21 year old kid. What does he know? It is very possible he became overly emotionally involved in a girl he had met briefly in person or only over the internet during a period of crisis in his life. I don't understand all the pieces yet but I'm willing to give the kid the benefit of the doubt on the basis he is probably just another crazy religious kid.

PS I hope he ***** the bed at the combine too... and with their 5th pick the Steelers select... Manti Te'o!

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I'd rather be in A.J McCarron's shoes....
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Te'o I think will surprise a lot of people. I would like to see us draft him
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Te'o I think will surprise a lot of people. I would like to see us draft him
He was referring to McCarron's girlfriend...
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sometimes it takes something like this to shake a player for the better - who knows,might have been just what he needed to get prepared for the media shitstorm he might face in the NFL

if the guy is a virgin - I'm sure he's got a lot of pent-up frustration to unleash on offenses - sounds like Te'o might be the whole package! lol
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Would anybody be mad if they went S 1st and 2nd round?? something like this ... I think safety is the most under rated part of this defense, Clark and Troy are a hell of a tandem , and both are about done , so why not get a Tandem like that again
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Waiting until the fifth round to draft an OLB isn't acceptable.
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Waiting until the fifth round to draft an OLB isn't acceptable.
why not?

if Woodley gets himself into shape which I think he will and rebounds and Deebo agrees to re-structure his contract and returns for another season and Jason Worilds continues his development, what opportunity would a rookie OLB in Dick LeBeau's defense have to play next season? and don't forget, we still have Chris Carter as well...
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I'm on Te'o's side. Take a deep breath and think about it for a moment. 21 years old mormon and probably a virgin. Look at the way he was talking about "Lennay" how he wasn't "attracted to her physical beauty but the beauty of her character." Sorry, that's virgin talk. Manti is a 21 year old kid. What does he know? It is very possible he became overly emotionally involved in a girl he had met briefly in person or only over the internet during a period of crisis in his life. I don't understand all the pieces yet but I'm willing to give the kid the benefit of the doubt on the basis he is probably just another crazy religious kid.

PS I hope he ***** the bed at the combine too... and with their 5th pick the Steelers select... Manti Te'o!

very well said, I think the only thing Te'o is guilty of is of being very very naive...
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