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Old 01-16-2013, 06:21 PM   #21
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:21 PM   #22
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Oh, and the thread title is merely a shortened version of the article title. I don't know whether the story is true or not.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:23 PM   #23
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It really does look like it but there has to be a mistake somewhere. I could be wrong, time will tell.
Out of curiosity, why are you so willing to give him the benefit of the doubt? The burden of proof is definitely on him at this point.

Also, I agree with whoever mentioned that this could have started as a cover story for Te'o's sexuality. If that's the case, it is deeply, deeply sad that he had to go to such lengths and felt so much pressure to hide. Unfortunately not surprising, though.
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Still say he needs to give back the awards. Te'o is a scrub.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:23 PM   #25
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It really does look like it but there has to be a mistake somewhere. I could be wrong, time will tell. If it is true its really messed up, I just dont see how Teo could have been such a great actor in some of the interviews I saw him talk about it.
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A lot of sources would have to be wrong for this to story to be untrue - but we'll see.
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Statement from Notre Dame:

https://www.facebook.com/NDFootball/...53537038009180
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #28
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Out of curiosity, why are you so willing to give him the benefit of the doubt? The burden of proof is definitely on him at this point.

Also, I agree with whoever mentioned that this could have started as a cover story for Te'o's sexuality. If that's the case, it is deeply, deeply sad that he had to go to such lengths and felt so much pressure to hide. Unfortunately not surprising, though.
Agreed. Sad that the culture of sports and football wouldn't just let him be himself (if that's the case). But he also bears tremendous personal responsibility as well.

And he should give back all the awards. He didn't deserve them for on the field play and now he certainly doesn't deserve them for off the field conduct. A big step in image rehab would be giving them back. Can you imagine if he'd won the Heisman, been trucked in the NC game, and then this? Good god.
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Out of curiosity, why are you so willing to give him the benefit of the doubt? The burden of proof is definitely on him at this point.

Also, I agree with whoever mentioned that this could have started as a cover story for Te'o's sexuality. If that's the case, it is deeply, deeply sad that he had to go to such lengths and felt so much pressure to hide. Unfortunately not surprising, though.
The interview with him about it (I think it was on Gameday) if it was all fake the man deserves an Oscar.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:27 PM   #30
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Wow. That is a ridiculous and pathetic attempt at spin. Even if true (which it's not), he allowed all of this attention and played it up FROM SOMEONE HE NEVER ACTUALLY MET? (which he kind of, you know, failed to mention.)
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:29 PM   #31
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The interview with him about it (I think it was on Gameday) if it was all fake the man deserves an Oscar.
Did he reference spending time w/ her in the interview? Seeing her personally? because the ND statement just released would contradict all of that, claiming he was "the victim". So unless there was an actual girl actually pretending to be this other person that was physically interacting w/ Teo, that doesn't hold water.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:34 PM   #33
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Teo also pulled himself out of the Senior bowl.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:36 PM   #34
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Just another Wednesday.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:38 PM   #35
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Can you imagine the questions he's going to answer from GMs and Coaches? His draft stock was already hurting from the BCS game.
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No wonder his head was not in the NC game! He knew the jig was up.
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How can you possibly respect this guy now? What a loser.
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The South Bend Tribune wrote an article describing the young couple's fairytale meeting—she, a Stanford student; he, a Notre Dame star—after a football game outside Palo Alto.

Nov. 28, 2009: Te'o and Kekua meet after Stanford's 45-38 victory over Notre Dame in Palo Alto, according to the South Bend Tribune: "Their stares got pleasantly tangled, then Manti Te'o extended his hand to the stranger with a warm smile and soulful eyes." Kekua, a Stanford student, swaps phone numbers with Te'o.

It was around this time that Te'o's Heisman campaign began in earnest, aided in part by the South Bend Tribune.
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This guy and Lance in the same week.
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That is unbelievable. Kudos to Deadspin, surprisingly good article!
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