OT: Deadspin article on story of the death of Manti te'o's girlfriend being hoax *UNLOCKED*
I would very much like to thank you for this. I found out today that I will likely need to find a new job and this made me laugh to the point of tears (still giggling).
Also, thank you to whomever started a new profile "Manti Te'o GF"...I really needed a good laugh today
I am close to tears, too.
Unless the woman's pictures who were posted all over her twitter and whatnot also posed as this fake woman, Teo could not have met her after a football game.
The deadspin guy found the girl in the picture and she explains that she had absolutely nothing to do with this and how her image was obtained. There is no way Manti didn't know or at the very least lie about many things.
Te'o is a total fraud. He knew. There is no doubt. He talks about meeting her in previous articles and now he didn't. No one will ever believe a word he says again. This is going to do irreparale harm to ND. We'll see how good that class is next year. He almost stole the heisman on a fraud. Think Kelly might want to rethink his decision.
that this story will have long term consequences for ND. Kids will forget this story or will blame it on Te'o because there is no evidence that ND was aware of this hoax while it was going on.
1)Teo said he saw her at the Stanford game
2) Teo said he spoke to her nightly (did Tuiasosopo talk in his female voice)?
3) Teo and Tuiasosopo were/ are friends
4) Teo looked like a hero through all of this.
There is no way that Teo was not in on this hoax.
Aren't there a whole bunch of references out there about Te'o's family meeting her in Hawaii as well? How did that happen (in addition to the Stanford game thing)
The article says Teo's family came out and said they never met her.
This is shocking for sure. Not surprised this is coming from the same "leaders" who cover up rape and murders.
So much for Mainstream Media looking down their collective noses at bloggers & the internet.
Pushing any sort of publicity like pabulum without any semblance of even a cursory fact check being conducted.
This was my initial reaction too. I read the "facts" and couldn't believe that this was how they were proving that it was a hoax. Of course, I overreacted a bit but I still don't really understand what the f-ck is going on here.
I think he's stating that none of the mainstream media outlets did the work that Deadspin -a blog and non-MSM medium- did; and that is a shame (especially if all of this is true). I sort of concur that the facts in the story aren't exactly courtroom worthy but if much is true this is a damning story (again, one that the MSM never even bothered to fact check into).
You don't think the Deadspin article was sufficiently thorough? Read it again and look at how many different people they quote, all the legal information they dug up . . . they even found the woman whose photo was used for the fake girlfriend's image! I don't understand why you don't find it convincing. It was convincing enough for all the major media outlets to pick it up within hours and ND/Te'o to release statements.
I think they did a hell of a job with this story and I give major kudos to the authors.
What really got me was the list of the different media outlets that reported varying dates of death (and apparently made up a city that doesn't exist... Associated Press, I'm looking at you). Embarassing. It's times like this that make me glad I left the journalism business -- all too often now, it's about sensationalized stories rather than actual news.
And folk say Lane Kiffin is a douche! If true, Teo is a scum bag.
Well, Kiffin IS still a douche.
Looks like it's true
If it's not true Te'o better get ready for a huge counter-attack because his rep just got blasted big time
I'm sorry for asking what may be a dumb question, so what is the actual truth? I'm asking because I live real near south bend. I remember when the story first came out about Teo's grandma and his girlfriend, and that was early in the football season. So did I just not hear manti or anyone claiming that his girlfriend never died? or did they just let the local news run with it all the way until the 26th when it was reported, because thats what it seems to me. This is a very unusal situation
I'm sensing you didn't actually read the article...
I'm sensing that I did read the article, and I was just asking if anyone has better clarification.
bad idea. it'll be a bunch of preachy choir boys whining about their victim.
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So you're saying that Teo's girlfriend is really Kate Upton?
Kate Upton died of leukemia? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
you never know when its gonna come along but this has the potential to be the best thread ever....
I wonder what kind of investigation ND really did. We can be sure the media are going to go over everything Te'o said about her with a fine-toothed comb. There were plenty of stories with information that doesn't fit the hoax perpetrated on Te'o angle. Who were the sources for the details on how and when they met and her visits to Hawaii?
So Notre Dame has been sitting on this since 12-26, while it was mentioned on the run to the BCS game. CBS ran a story about it the morning of the game.
How long has Tressel known?
this is a fantastic comment.
Jimmy T loves him some double exclamation points..
'Happy Easter to you as well !! Go Bucks !! jt '
So you mean to tell me the media sobbed and constantly brought up this dead girlfriend over and over and over and she never existed?
Brent Musberger practically cried for this guy during ND's game with Sparty. And the following week after Denard threw about a hundred interceptions, she was brought up again right before ND's victory formation.
Screw this prick and screw Notre Dame.
with Oprah will answer all our questions.
I'm betting Lance Armstrong put Te'o up to this to distract from the media sh!t storm he's going through this week.
Can't embed from my phone, but... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BAw-T5UCEAI5NFK.jpg:large
here ya go
Seriously, how does a team draft T'eo now?
Or will it just blow over in a year?
The dude can play football so he's still worth it to just about any team. Should he prove to have any involvement in the hoax though, expect that he'll be discussed as a guy with "character issues" and we all know what that means...ladies and gentlemen, your 2013 Detroit Lions 1st round draft pick...
Every news channel I turn to is running with this story! I cant wait to see the end result, this is going to get big! No way can Te'o says he was not part of this?
Massive props to deadspin for outing that weasel. This has to be an NCAA violation.
some of my favourite twitter comments so far:
"say what you want about miami but those hookers were real
"Let those of you that haven't made up a fake twitter-girlfriend and killed her off cast the first stones"
This has to be some kind of NCAA violation. The NCAA needs to lower the boom on them. There must be some ''for the good of the game policy"
In what world is this an NCAA issue?
The only thing Te'o was a victim of was our 'date' the night before the national championship....
I wonder when Kelly knew this story was going to break, and If it had anything to do with him interviewing for the Eagles' job.
The alumni base is not going to be happy and, if this story turns out to be true, I can hardly blame them. It is just one thing after the other that seems to happening in South Bend and all of the instances are very ugly.
Oprah to Manti Te'o: Come on down!
Original article on Manti and his inspiring rise/story. From before Stanford game.
From the piece:
"Lennay Kekua was a Stanford student and Cardinal football fan when the two exchanged glances, handshakes and phone numbers that fateful weekend three seasons ago."
"“Every once in a while, she would travel to Hawaii, and that happened to be the time Manti was home, so he would meet with her there. But within the last year, they became a couple."
"Kekua, who eventually graduated from Stanford, was, in fact, doing so well that she was released from the hospital on Sept. 10. And Brian Te’o was among those congratulating her via telephone."
Raises questions like WHO DID HE EXCHANGE GLANCES WITH? WHO DID HIS DAD TALK TO ON THE PHONE? WHO DID HE MEET UP WITH IN HAWAII?
No way he's a victim. Allegedly a family friend behind the fake twitter and such. His parents tied into it. If deadspin's investigation is as thorough as it seems he had to have known. Te'o can't be that naive.
I now believe that we never walked on the moon, 9/11 was an inside job, and Sandy Hook was a farce...
oh wait, I already believed all these things. The only question I have left is: Is there any form of media that isn't a form of manipulation and distortion of the 'facts' in order to sell a better narrative of humanity?
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