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Manti Te'o lied about his Girlfriend dying

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@LennayKay: I will be releasing a statement, via Twitter, between 11am and noon today.

that's pst time

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@LennayKay: I will be releasing a statement, via Twitter, between 11am and noon today.

that's pst time

And I'm sure that statement will be 100% truth too :lol:

Ancient Rome only wishes they had circuses this big.

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If this story gets any bigger I'm going to run out of popcorn.

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If this story gets any bigger I'm going to run out of popcorn.

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Analysis from NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah

Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax will factor into NFL draft evaluation

Several media members have asked me how this situation could potentially affect Te'o's draft stock. My answer: I have no idea. I've posed that exact question to a handful of NFL executives and they've provided me with the same answer. We've never seen anything quite like this situation.

There are still so many questions surrounding this strange "fake" girlfriend hoax. NFL teams will be interested in finding out the truth, but they will be even more interested in finding out if Te'o's strong overall reputation is based in fact. His teammates at Notre Dame should expect a lot of attention from NFL scouts over the next few months. NFL personnel departments will ask everyone around Te'o for their opinion on this particular situation, as well as every other area of his life.

Prior to the NFL Scouting Combine, every NFL team compiles a list of the 60 prospects that they would like to formally interview in Indianapolis. Before this story broke, I would have estimated that Te'o would be lined up for about 12 to 15 interviews. Some teams wouldn't be in the market for a high-round middle linebacker, while others wouldn't feel the need to deeply probe a player with impeccable character.

Following this news, though, I fully expect all 32 teams to put the Notre Dame captain on their interview lists. He will need to explain this situation to every franchise at the combine, and the questions won't stop there. He will be grilled about his own "authenticity" and asked to explain individual examples of how he displayed his famed leadership qualities.

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Analysis from NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah

Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax will factor into NFL draft evaluation

Never heard of him.....But I don't disagree that it will factor into his draft evaluation and may even wipe him off a couple of teams boards. I just strongly disagree that he is in jeopardy of not getting drafted. It's even more ridiculous to think that there is a posibility that he might not even get picked up as an unsigned FA.

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Never heard of him.....But I don't disagree that it will factor into his draft evaluation and may even wipe him off a couple of teams boards. I just strongly disagree that he is in jeopardy of not getting drafted. It's even more ridiculous to think that there is a posibility that he might not even get picked up as an unsigned FA.

If teams look at him the same way they did Tony Washington, he won't be.

Whether or not that happens? Unknown.

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Want yet another layer?

According to Pat Forde, Notre Dame officials knew, but kept it quiet.

Sources: Manti Te'o's representatives passed on chance to release story about fictional girlfriend

In the days following the BCS championship game, there was significant internal debate at Notre Dame about when to go public with the revelation that star linebacker Manti Te'o's girlfriend was a hoax, Yahoo! Sports has learned.

Some administrators were pressing for a unilateral public disclosure by the school, while others wanted to let Te'o himself make the stunning news public, the source said. Notre Dame officials were in contact with Te'o's agent, Tom Condon of Creative Artists Agency, and were told the Heisman Trophy runner-up planned to release his version of events Monday. The decision was made to wait and let Te'o and CAA control the message.

But that disclosure never came, and instead the news broke in a bombshell report from Deadspin Wednesday afternoon.

Plus more from Deadspin regarding what his teammates saw (link)

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Why would this kid waste that kind of talent in the nfl anyway? Leonardo decaprio could sure use him as a supporting actor in his next film.

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Why would this kid waste that kind of talent in the nfl anyway? Leonardo decaprio could sure use him as a supporting actor in his next film.

If he was a good actor people would believe him... maybe a pitch man?

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http://www.tmz.com/2013/01/17/manti-teo-ronaiah-tuiasosopo-scandal-hoax-notre-dame-photo-girlfriend/

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TMZ involvment solidifies the "circus" status :lol:

Gotta feel sorry for the women whose pictures were used in this mess. They had no part in this weirdness and likely wouldn't want to be dragged into the national spotlight as part of something like this.

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