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Old 01-17-2013, 09:42 AM   #31
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I meant the draft.

The issue of his sexuality could hurt him in the draft if individual GMs are bastards.
IMO GMs know of individual players who are gay (no currrent players in the NFL are out but GMs know a lot and it is statistically improbable there are no gay players in the NFL) and hopefully do not really give a damn if the guy can play

Whether or not he is gay is of course nobody's concern but his own - I was just saying in the world of top flight football (especially at a Catholic school given the Church's views on sexuality) he might have had a tremendous incentive to come up with a cover story
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:44 AM   #32
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And it gets even more weird...

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...kekua-is-real/

Reagan Mauia says Lennay Kekua is real

Posted by Mike Florio on January 16, 2013, 10:53 PM EST

Just when it seems like the Manti Te’o story can get no stranger, it does.

On Wednesday night, Cardinals fullback Reagan Mauia (a/k/a “The Juggernaut . . . Bitch“) said that the fake dead girlfriend of Te’o is real. Specifically, Mauia says he met Kekua in 2011.

“This was before her and Manti,” Mauia said Wednesday evening, via ESPN.com. “I don’t think Manti was even in the picture, but she and I became good friends. We would talk off and on, just checking up on each other kind of thing. I am close to her family. When she was going through the loss of her father, I was — I offered a comforting shoulder and just someone to bounce her emotions off. That was just from meeting her in Samoa.”

Mauia said he was introduced to Kekua by Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man whom the original report regarding the hoax suggests had a role in the creation of the phony persona. Mauia believes Kekua’s mother operates her Twitter account, and Mauia disagreed with the suggestion that Kekua doesn’t exist.

“No, she is real,” Mauia said.

And now we’ll wait for the story to find a way to get even weirder.


Now we know what it takes to bump Lance Armstrong off the front page - maybe Manti should do an interview with Oprah
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:32 AM   #33
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Now we know what it takes to bump Lance Armstrong off the front page - maybe Manti should do an interview with Oprah

Was Kekua performance enhancing?
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:36 AM   #34
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Reagan Maui’a: Troy Polamalu was not involved in Manti Te’o hoax
Posted by Michael David Smith on January 17, 2013, 10:23 AM EST
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Reagan Maui’a has some type of involvement in the bizarre hoax surrounding the fake girlfriend of former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. Maui’a made that clear when he claimed to have met Lennay Kekua, a person who does not exist.

But Maui’a wants everyone to know that Steelers safety Troy Polamalu had nothing to do with the hoax. And Polamalu wants everyone to know that, too.

Maui’a, a fullback who has bounced around the NFL for six seasons, most recently with the Cardinals, took to Twitter on Thursday morning and wrote that Polamalu never met the person who was posing as “Lennay Kekua,” and that Polamalu had nothing to do with the hoax. Maui’a said Polamalu is “being unfairly dragged into this.”

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Troy Polamalu did not meet Lennay or knew of her @ all. He's being unfairly dragged into this & has absolutely no involvement.
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Maui’a also told reporters that if they were planning to call him for a story about the case they shouldn’t bother because he’s done talking about it. For the rest of us, however, this is a bizarre story that is not going away.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:39 PM   #35
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Default Re: Manti Te'o's girlfriend story a hoax?

why would he need to talk to some girl online? seriously he's joe football at his school and probably could get any girl on campus with no effort at all
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:39 PM   #36
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I think Te'o knew exactly what he was doing and exactly what was going on. We just don't know the entire story yet.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:49 PM   #37
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Grantland has a great back and forth on this with Chuck Klosterman and Malcolm Gladwell trading shots such as these

All season long, after every Notre Dame win, I would turn to my wife and casually remark, "The Irish truly have a great defense — except for all their fake relationships with nonexistent leukemia victims. That's gonna cause problems when they face somebody from the SEC."

This is perhaps the goofiest "non-sports" sports story we've experienced since Tonya Harding.

it's difficult to understand how Manti Te'o could travel to Hawaii to visit his "girlfriend" without actually seeing her, unless he's just a profoundly confused person. Going to Hawaii to see a girl and then merely texting with her (the whole time you're there) is the equivalent of taking the Wonderlic Test and scoring a negative 36.

If a football player from the University of Miami made up an Internet girlfriend, we would just assume that it was a part of their undergraduate major in Online-Dating Studies.

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If a football player from the University of Miami made up an Internet girlfriend, we would just assume that it was a part of their undergraduate major in Online-Dating Studies.

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Old 01-18-2013, 12:10 PM   #39
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Well, I've heard real life stories where people have gotten involved in supposedly online romances, but they found out later that it was nothing but a hoax when all was said and done.

One of the real life stories involved a woman inticing a man by imposing as her daughter. Ended up driving that man crazy.
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Stephen A. Smith on ESPN said that if T'eo is in on this hoax and not the just the victim, then he drops to the 3rd round in the draft.
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