You guys are brutal. Crucifying this kid based on circumstantial evidence. I really don't wanna be 'that guy' on a message board, but my buddy had a similar thing happen through an online video game. She sent him pics, they talked on the phone, and then every time they were supposed to meet something happened. Now, imagine my buddy is Teo, or any other college player. Friends ask if he has a girl or he's talking to anyone. What's the star LB supposed to say? "I met a girl through Twitter and we talk on the phone and I'm really falling for her"? That would go over REAL well with 20 year old jocks. So he embellished. Made up a story or 2. Then it started to gain legs. And now there's 2 people caught up in this mess: Teo with his 'girlfriend' he never met and then whoever is pretending to be this girl. Both parties now need to scramble for different reasons before it gets out of control (too late, I guess). So Teo runs with the story of the meetings and such because in his mind she's real, they're making an emotional connection, they're bound to REALLY meet so it'll be ok. The 'girl' is in disbelief that its gotten so far, that Teos buying it, and now he's talking about her in the media. Well she doesn't exist, might as well kill her off. That way Teo won't contact her, won't feel like he 'blew it'...its clean now with just a little collateral damage of his emotions. Not only is that believeable its very plausible. Much more so than 2 kids plotting this and keeping it up for so long with literally no one else knowing about it. I can't see this being deliberate on Teos end at all. I mean, I COULD, but that honestly seems a lot more fantastical than the story I painted above. Name me a group of college kids you've met who could pull that off. Granted the story got blown up so they technically didn't, but still, they would of had to know the cancer angle from the start AND Teo would have to have played great because of it for the case to be made that he was in on it. That's absurd to think all those pieces could fall into place because Teo and his buddies had a plan to get media attention.