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    Posted: Jan/27/2013 at 2:11pm
Originally posted by Jaydoc08

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if he wasnt up for the heisman it wouldnt even matter! no body would be reporting it.

You're right, he probably wouldn't even be up for the heisman if he didn't go to Notre Dame. Unfortunately, in the the long run this guy is going to lose money because of the whole situation
thats a fact... or he is going to sue the pants of the jokester for emotional distress. that kid could be making payments to him for years.
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  Quote Jaydoc08 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/27/2013 at 8:01am
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if he wasnt up for the heisman it wouldnt even matter! no body would be reporting it.

You're right, he probably wouldn't even be up for the heisman if he didn't go to Notre Dame. Unfortunately, in the the long run this guy is going to lose money because of the whole situation
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  Quote AJD13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/26/2013 at 10:56am
if he wasnt up for the heisman it wouldnt even matter! no body would be reporting it.
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  Quote humblerooster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/26/2013 at 10:53am
Originally posted by solocreep

Still don't understand why this is such a big deal. News worthy, yes cuz of who he is. But this much press is overkill.


I totally agree. Let the story die off already. It was a big deal, but not this big..
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  Quote solocreep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/26/2013 at 9:46am
Still don't understand why this is such a big deal. News worthy, yes cuz of who he is. But this much press is overkill.
is it just me? or is common sense not that common.
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  Quote Muse25 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2013 at 7:42pm
...Man, I finally found out about this....That poor guy, talk about getting embarrassed! Got duped and the media throws it in your face? Man, I wish him well...
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  Quote Jaydoc08 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2013 at 1:11pm
1st round pick. Projecting him to go to the bengals, they need a good ilb.
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  Quote LeerroooyJenkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2013 at 7:49am
I am standing by it, I think he'll still be a top 25 pick.
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  Quote sourgummies Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/25/2013 at 7:40am
What a freak show.
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  Quote yaya34 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 4:09pm
After all this he is going to wind up dropping in the draft. Before this, if he had a bad combine it would not have mattered. But now that he has "off the field problems" haha if you can call them that he is going to be punished when he runs a slow 40 and doesn't get the reps that the top players do.

Really sucks for this guy. He seems like a good dude who just got dooped and is going to pay a big price for it. A BIG PRICE $$$$$$$$$$$!
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pretty funny list of what songs are on his playlist

"i just havent met you yet", probably my favorite one
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 11:36am
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Originally posted by lightning80

i've lost interest in the story already...none of this matters...it's how he plays on the field that matters...
agreed, in the end he lied, we all know that now. Did he do anything that is technically illegal? No...

Just wait for the lawsuits to fly next.
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 11:31am
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i've lost interest in the story already...none of this matters...it's how he plays on the field that matters...
agreed, in the end he lied, we all know that now. Did he do anything that is technically illegal? No...
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 9:53am
i've lost interest in the story already...none of this matters...it's how he plays on the field that matters...
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  Quote cds4288 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 9:30am
I hope he doesn't get drafted and ends up at a burger king. there are plenty of other good football player to pick from that do not do the wrong thing.
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  Quote getkong Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 8:58am
But the story was that he met her at a stanford game.  the guy didn't dress up to look like a girl he knew in high school, i'm sure.

also, mental stability plays a huge role in draftability.  doing off the wall shit like this does not raise your draft stock.
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  Quote bdanross Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 8:20am
there are plenty of people who imitate women online and over the phone. i dont really care to defend him that much but there are a lot of dumb football players. i would say he is less of a risk than dez brant or pacman jones or T.O. have been in the past. he will be fine in the draft and if he isnt everyone will forget he existed soon enough. 
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So now it is being reported that the fake 'girlfriend' that he spoke to on the phone was actually a man. Supposedly the guy who was perpetrating the 'hoax'. Ok, really... is this Te'o guy this stupid? After allegedly talking to someone for hours you can't tell that it's a dude & not a women? There is plenty more to be revealed about to ridiculous story.

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I don't know.  I think that GMs want to fill the seats and increase media dollars, and I don't think the girlfriend thing hurts.  It doesn't help too much because he isn't particularly relateable or sympathetic anymore, but I just don't see him going to far.  Teams always have room to strengthen their linebacker core.  He never was the top linebacker, but he has gotten more attention for his football play linebackers 5-10 on the list.  I think he'll wind up probably in the same place he would have otherwise.
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I don't know where you get this.  Only his potential as a player and leader is going to affect his draft status.  Maybe his tackling against Alabama will hurt him, but this story will barely touch his draft status.  

I think you're underestimating this situation, GM's aren't going to want to draft a guy where constant media coverage is going to be on him. A similar situation was Vontaze Burfict last year. Projected top 10 pick. Look how much he dropped, he wasn't even drafted. I'm not saying he doesn't have skill but the girlfriend thing and his performance in the championship game aren't doing him any favors.
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  Quote alohasurf Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 7:00am
Just a normal 15 minutes of fame. We'll probably see more of these hoaxes.
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  Quote LeerroooyJenkins Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 6:50am
Originally posted by Jaydoc08

This guy just went from a top 15 pick, to being lucky to be drafted in the 1st round. I wouldn't mind the eagles taking him in the 2nd or 3rd round if he falls.

I don't know where you get this.  Only his potential as a player and leader is going to affect his draft status.  Maybe his tackling against Alabama will hurt him, but this story will barely touch his draft status.  
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  Quote Jaydoc08 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/24/2013 at 6:23am
This guy just went from a top 15 pick, to being lucky to be drafted in the 1st round. I wouldn't mind the eagles taking him in the 2nd or 3rd round if he falls.
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  Quote AJD13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2013 at 10:36pm
the dude should just shut up and fly under the radar until the draft... it will go away eventually...
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2013 at 2:50pm
is still hilarious to me. just can't get enough of it. probably is because I still can't believe that someone will do this...ON TV. is like a reality show...wait this is real...so it is a reality show than right?
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  Quote keljai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2013 at 8:55am
Originally posted by VermontRider

I don't follow football, but I just read about it. So weird.
For the record, just because you talk to someone on the Internetz, it doesn't make you their girlfriend.


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  Quote AJD13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/20/2013 at 8:33am
yep! hes a national celebrity but for the wrong reasons... 
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At least now everyone knows his name even non college football fans.  LOL
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  Quote AJD13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/19/2013 at 4:45pm
dudes an idiot for it bottom line... its not like he couldnt have any REAL girl on the notre dame campus anyways... it is foolish for anyone to believe an online stranger who hes never met... its even more foolish for a guy like him who has been put into the national spot light to let this happen... he could of had any real slice he wanted but he went for that fake stuff...
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  Quote 360faceplant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/18/2013 at 11:09am
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If he was duped then there's obviously a much bigger problem.  Acedemic fraud at ND, because no one that stupid should have even graduated high school.  Who was taking his tests for him?
 
there's a difference between book smart (good test takers) and street smart (having common sense). he's just naive and gullible if he fell for the hoax. but i think there's more to it than that...
 
I agree there is definitely a difference between street smarts and book smarts, it was more to make a point that there's no way he was duped.  Look at this from the original deadspin article...
 

Te'o and Tuiasosopo definitely know each other. In May 2012, Te'o was retweeting Tuiasosopo, who had mentioned going to Hawaii. Wrote Te'o, "sole"—"bro," in Samoan—"u gotta come down." In June, Te'o wished Tuiasosopo a happy birthday. How they know each other isn't clear. We spoke to a woman we'll call Frieda, who had suggested on Twitter back in December that there was something fishy about Lennay Kekua. She was Facebook friends with Titus Tuiasosopo, so we asked her if she knew anything about Ronaiah.

"Manti and Ronaiah are family," she said, "or at least family friends." She told us that the Tuiasosopos had been on-field guests (of Te'o or someone else, she didn't know) for the Nov. 24 Notre Dame-USC game in Los Angeles. USC was unable to confirm this, but a tweet from Tuiasosopo's since-deleted account suggests he and Te'o did see each other on that West Coast trip. "Great night with my bro @MTeo_5! #Heisman #574L," Ronaiah tweeted on Nov. 23, the night before the game.

 
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/18/2013 at 9:45am
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If he was duped then there's obviously a much bigger problem.  Acedemic fraud at ND, because no one that stupid should have even graduated high school.  Who was taking his tests for him?
 
there's a difference between book smart (good test takers) and street smart (having common sense). he's just naive and gullible if he fell for the hoax. but i think there's more to it than that...
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  Quote bdanross Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/18/2013 at 9:41am
yeah i think that there is a really good chance that he made a mistake and that is fine. just because you someone con's you doesnt mean you are an idiot. for example "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."-BUSH.

 apparently there he knew about it DEC 6th and dec 8th and 14th or so he interview again and still said she was a real person and the same story. 
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Maybe I am the only one defending him.  But he is young, and of a religious persuasion that values faith, trust, and committed relationships.  

I am sure I have been duped in one way or another in my time.  It just so happens that I don't get interviewed about everything in my life.
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He did, and maybe that is because it killed his inspiration.  

OTL reported today that T'eo didn't know and detail out an argument for why/how he didn't make this up.  That could also be a lie, but there's a chance he was actually duped.
 
If he was duped then there's obviously a much bigger problem.  Acedemic fraud at ND, because no one that stupid should have even graduated high school.  Who was taking his tests for him?
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He did, and maybe that is because it killed his inspiration.  

OTL reported today that T'eo didn't know and detail out an argument for why/how he didn't make this up.  That could also be a lie, but there's a chance he was actually duped.
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The whole thing is so weird.  I'm a big ND fan, and Teo played awful in the National Championship game, I wonder if he knew this was going to come out...
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what else would people talk about? politics doesnt matter until you have to check the box for the president you hate the least or at least the box for one party because you hate the other. no need to stay current on that when it just breaks down to that. 
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Originally posted by rzero

It's all a conspiracy for Obama to get tough on gun control, raise taxes and gas prices!!!!!! :O
They are both from Hawaii you know....*dramatic music*
Then, they gonna' take 'er jeerrrrrbs!!
 
But seriously... i'm starting to think he just did this to get some more heisman love.  what a nut case!  But how the heck can the talking heads drone on and on about this? 
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  Quote solocreep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2013 at 7:15pm
I don't understand why this is major news. Two days of this garbage.
is it just me? or is common sense not that common.
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^ i like that. i also heard a theory that he did it so that they could set up a fund for people to donate to. Like a charity and then they just steal the money from that. anyways this is all speculation but if they dont have any answers people are only left to speculate
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  Quote diviesti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2013 at 2:36pm

Just heard a good one on twitter,

Te'o wasn't missing tackles in the BCS title game, he was hugging his girlfriend
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  Quote rzero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2013 at 9:41am
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Originally posted by rzero

I got one for you, who the f**k cares? Just because the kid can tackle someone well, the entire nation is supposed to care?

wow.

 
he couldn't even takle well in the national championship game...lol

It's all a conspiracy for Obama to get tough on gun control, raise taxes and gas prices!!!!!! :O

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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2013 at 9:33am
Originally posted by rzero

I got one for you, who the f**k cares? Just because the kid can tackle someone well, the entire nation is supposed to care?

wow.

 
he couldn't even takle well in the national championship game...lol
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  Quote rzero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/17/2013 at 9:31am
I got one for you, who the f**k cares? Just because the kid can tackle someone well, the entire nation is supposed to care?

wow.

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faceplant, thanks for that article.  It still is just reporting on guessing, but better asking his teammates what they think, rather than us trying to figure it out on our own.
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Banyard I think your 100% spot on with knocking ol' lancelot out of the spot light.

As the stud linebacker at a place like ND im sure he was slangin plenty of poon
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According to ND players, he hooked up with other girls while he supposedly had this "gf".  I don't think it's a cover for his sexuality, I think it was a publicity move. The other players even had doubts apparently, but no one wanted to confront him.
 
Here's another deadspin article on it. 
 
 
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Originally posted by letourneau41

There is no way he wasn't in on it.  No one is that naive.  He just wanted the national attention to help him win awards.    

I think that if this is the case, it is a way bigger offense than hiding sexuality.  And how could he have been in on it and combined with the death of his grandmother (who really did die)?  I just don't see it.  Maybe I want to believe him. 

I saw a funny tweet today from @mshowalter:
"...the only thing Manti T'eo is guilty of is being a hopeless romantic, and a bit of a boob"
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this is so stupid. all publicity stunts. can't believe ppl even care about this, making it such a big deal
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