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  • Now that I think of it, there were some instances in the past where I felt this slipknottin guy was a computer robot.

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    • Originally posted by WiIdcat View Post
      Am I the only one who thinks he was legitimately hoaxed? The show Catfish on MTV follows cases like this all the time. There's always an excuse of why the other person can't meet or doesn't have a webcam. Idk all the details but he seems like he's truthful.
      With the way ND backed him and had their own investigation (supposively), I'm inclined to believe in some crazy way he got played. ND did not have to back him and will look awfully foolish if they turn out to be wrong. I could easily see someone lying about an online relationship and making it sound more real than it is and the lies continuing to snowball but idk. We will see in the coming days or maybe today. Te'o certainly isn't running from it and they came out and made a statement pretty quick. Although, they did have time since they were tipped off to get their **** together.

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      • Originally posted by WiIdcat View Post
        Am I the only one who thinks he was legitimately hoaxed? The show Catfish on MTV follows cases like this all the time. There's always an excuse of why the other person can't meet or doesn't have a webcam. Idk all the details but he seems like he's truthful.
        Even if we give him the benefit of the doubt and assume this is the case, that he is just a victim of a hoax. It still makes him look like a jerk because he still didnt come clean when he found out. No, he allowed ESPN to run a special throughout the season. He allowed this story to garner him attention and continued to answer questions about it. He used this "hoax" to make himself a media darling. No, he never even mentioned the "hoax" until someone busted him on it.
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        • Originally posted by BlueSanta View Post
          Even if we give him the benefit of the doubt and assume this is the case, that he is just a victim of a hoax. It still makes him look like a jerk because he still didnt come clean when he found out. No, he allowed ESPN to run a special throughout the season. He allowed this story to garner him attention and continued to answer questions about it. He used this "hoax" to make himself a media darling. No, he never even mentioned the "hoax" until someone busted him on it.
          Eh. Going to be difficult for someone who is so popular to come out and say "I got lied to and my girlfriend who I loved wasent real"

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          • Originally posted by MattyD21 View Post
            Please humiliated? This isnt high school, sure people are gna crack jokes on twiiter what else is it good for but a story coming from deadspin of all things wont lead to this guy getting wedgies and swirlys in the locker room. He's a respected young player not somebody whos is known for antics.
            Really Prince Amukumara was a 1st rd pick he got thrown in an ice bath. These guys are big kids.
            Last edited by Redeyejedi; 01-17-2013, 09:18 AM.

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            • Originally posted by ImElectric2 View Post
              I dunno, I feel like Teo would be happy for us to think he was in on it. It seems to me he's bad with women, met a girl online (so he thought), made up stories about their relationship so it didn't seem like B.S., and then it all blew up in his face. Their initial "meeting" or interaction on Twitter (his response of 'nice to meet you ma'am) vs the tale he told about meeting her in person at a game kinda plays towards that. It's the classic kid making up that he has a g/f in another state but on a grander scale and involves a fake internet profile. Someone goofed on him, couldn't believe he baught it, took it to the limits and then faked the girls death to end it. That (absurd as it may be) is equally, if not more, plausible than Teo being in on it. That's why he's embarrassed. He was telling a lie about a relationship with someone he never really met. Unfortunately for.him she never really existed. And was a dude LOL. Poor guy, really. Especially now with people categorizing him as "evil" when he's more an ignorant innocent. Maybe we can grab him.in the third now....lol
              I understand your points, but I still can't agree with it. According to the deadspin article Te'o and Kekua first met on October 10,2011 on twitter. Not at the Stanford game in 2009. Between 2011 and to the time of here death in 2012, he never went to visit her? I just find that hard to believe. Whether he was awkward and shy around women, this is a friend that he supposedly had a lot of conversation with.

              I think Te'o was in on this scam. He did it to get more publicity IMO. The story got out of hand for him and had a life of its own. He knew he was going to get outed pretty soon (probably why he skipped the Senior Bowl). And now he's moved to damage control. He wants everyone to believe he's this innocent "kid" that was hoaxed.

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              • Originally posted by slipknottin View Post
                Eh. Going to be difficult for someone who is so popular to come out and say "I got lied to and my girlfriend who I loved wasent real"
                He lied about it too. Remember, he told the media he spent time with this girl in Hawaii.

                The hoax story doesnt fly.
                Last edited by BlueSanta; 01-17-2013, 09:22 AM.
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                • Originally posted by BlueSanta View Post
                  He lied about it too. Remember, he told the media he spent time with this girl in Hawaii.

                  The hoax story doesnt fly.
                  I get the feeling he kept adding to his end of it to make it seem legitimate. Instead of telling everyone "this is only an online and on the phone relationship, I never met her"

                  Which is somewhat understandable. Look at the bashing he is getting now by people who don't understand how someone could fall for someone they have never actually met.

                  Of course he isn't blameless, he has to be smarter about both what he was doing online and how he handled it publicly, but I don't think he was deliberately trying to scam everyone either

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                  • Originally posted by slipknottin View Post
                    Eh. Going to be difficult for someone who is so popular to come out and say "I got lied to and my girlfriend who I loved wasent real"
                    Come on dude he may have been duped some but he went and ran with the whole thing,

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                    • Originally posted by slipknottin View Post
                      I get the feeling he kept adding to his end of it to make it seem legitimate. Instead of telling everyone "this is only an online and on the phone relationship, I never met her"

                      Which is somewhat understandable. Look at the bashing he is getting now by people who don't understand how someone could fall for someone they have never actually met.

                      Of course he isn't blameless, he has to be smarter about both what he was doing online and how he handled it publicly, but I don't think he was deliberately trying to scam everyone either
                      His dad was the 1 who said they went on vacation, went and looked it up

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                      • Originally posted by Redeyejedi View Post
                        Come on dude he may have been duped some but he went and ran with the whole thing,
                        I still think he actually did fall for her online. And to make it not seem so strange he made up stories about meeting her or whatever else to not make it look so strange.

                        Him saying he was in love with some girl he only knew online would not exactly get him a ton of positive feedback lol

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                        • Originally posted by slipknottin View Post
                          I still think he actually did fall for her online. And to make it not seem so strange he made up stories about meeting her or whatever else to not make it look so strange.

                          Him saying he was in love with some girl he only knew online would not exactly get him a ton of positive feedback lol
                          Why come out and talk to the media about it in the 1st place if u werent absolutely sure with proof that she was real

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                          • Originally posted by Redeyejedi View Post
                            Why come out and talk to the media about it in the 1st place if u werent absolutely sure with proof that she was real
                            He had been talking to her for years, and seemingly was completely convinced she was real. He found out she wasent around the heisman show. Could he go to the media then after them talking about him playing for her all year? He was pretty much screwed at that point.

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                            • Manti better be careful with his NFL money sheesh.

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                              • hard to think that knowing this was coming out didnt effect his play in the championship game. Thing is he isn't a sideline to sideline player an average at best in pass coverage. Would love him to fall to the third round or something. As for the fake gf thing, no different than ray Lewis talking about his imaginary friend on tv after every game.

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