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#406 Panthers_Lover

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

Wouldn't want to be in the sports information director's position at ND right now ... what a quagmire.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

Wouldn't want to be in the sports information director's position at ND right now ... what a quagmire.


Right now 32 PR directors around the NFL are praying, "Please God, not here!"

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

I think the TMZ article helps show Manti may not have been behind Lennay.

However, my opinion still stands the same. Manti didn't know she was fake but took advantage of the situation in order to gain publicity from the media. Someone was playing him while he was playing us.

I'm not sure. if you read what the reporter from south bend tribune wrote throughout the entirety of this situation, he told him that he stared in her eyes and held her hand? The kids implicated in the sbt are friends of his, and has spent time with them before, during and after the entire ordeal. I believe the press is letting him and all other conspirators(espn, abc, notre dame) tell thier lies just like they did with ole tiga woods. And then the waterfall of facts will come pouring down upon them. I doubt he will have to go to sex addiction therapy though? the original deadspin article shoots holes in every explination given so far. he's not a socially awkward kid that got duped. I find it difficult to believe someone lacking in social skills would be the team captain for a high profile football program.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:50 PM

Sorry, I wasn't clear. I meant that more people would believe him with the story he's telling now,

I agree cuz now he sounds like a kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar trying to convince his mom that it was an accident. "umm....,I fell?"

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:53 PM

Wow

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

Here is an article of the top 10 hoaxes of all time: Manti Te'o at #4
http://sports.yahoo....-140115493.html

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

Wonder what would happen if he just went full tilt, bat poo crazy?


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

Wow, don't know if this was already posted, but it definitely fits into my idea of what happened... He fell for it, he was hoaxed, he found out he was hoaxed, then realized all the media he was getting and rode it out and kept it alive:
http://deadspin.com/...dium=socialflow

Manti Te’o’s Teammates Had Their Doubts About Lennay Kekua


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The big question is: What did he know and when did he know it? We may never get a straight answer from Te'o. Nor from his family, who have thrown hissy-fits anytime the media doesn't work as Manti's PR agency. But what about those who spent the most time with Te'o over the last few years. According to reports, Teo's teammates had suspicions about Lennay Kekau going back to the beginning of this season.
Sports reporter Jackie Pepper spoke to a member of the Notre Dame football team who declined to be named. That player said Te'o's story didn't add up, but they never confronted him about it.


The Notre Dame football player, who asked for anonymity, told Pepper On Sports, "No we all knew he had only seen her once. But when the media was saying how he went through both deaths we knew," said the source, referring to the back-to-back deaths of Te'o's grandmother and girlfriend Lennay Kekua, who allegedly died of Leukemia.
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In response to my follow-up question asking if the source thought that Te'o kept the story going because of the media attention, the player replied, "Yeah. Right after the Michigan [State] game. He should have never brought her in the media. His grandma passing was enough."
Notre Dame's victory over Michigan State and subsequent media explosion appears to have been the turning point for the source and many of his teammates.
The source said while the players discussed their suspicions amongst themselves, they never confronted Te'o.
"We would never bring it up. But we would look at him when he would get all emotional during media about his girl," the player said.
When asked if he thought Te'o was a good actor, the player replied, "Very good."

That player believes Te'o initially fell for a hoax, but carried on with it for the publicity even after he discovered the truth. That fits with what Tyler Moorehead, the Notre Dame rep for college sports network College Spun, recounts from the on-campus gossip:


The debate among teammates wasn't whether or not Manti actually knew this girl - it was clear that they had been in contact; no, players just didn't think that it was fair to call Lennay Kekua Manti's girlfriend, period (it is well-known on campus that he has had relations with other girls during his time at Notre Dame). They recognized what was going on for what it was - a terrible publicity stunt used to fuel Manti Te'o's Heisman campaign. In fact, many of the players privately commented that they didn't want the students to wear leis in support of Manti and wouldn't participate themselves - they cited that the team never responded so publicly to tragic events for other players. But there was also the feeling that Manti didn't deserve to benefit from publicity from the death of somebody he barely knew.

Last night, AD Jack Swarbrick hitched his and the university's wagon to Te'o's flawed version of events. The crux was that Te'o only learned he had been hoaxed on Dec. 6, and the university didn't find out until Dec. 26. But if Te'o's teammates knew something was up going back to September, and he continued to repeat the lie to reporters throughout the season, then something doesn't add up with his story. And remember, it's Notre Dame's official story now, too.



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:27 PM

Here is an article of the top 10 hoaxes of all time: Manti Te'o at #4


Lord help me, I remember nearly all of those :lol:

I read Plimpton's Sidd Finch article the week it came out. Wonder why his "Paper Lion" story wasn't listed here. That was a pretty good one.

Interesting thought process, framing baseball's steroid users as a hoax.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

Lord help me, I remember nearly all of those :lol:

I read Plimpton's Sidd Finch article the week it came out. Wonder why his "Paper Lion" story wasn't listed here. That was a pretty good one.

Interesting thought process, framing baseball's steroid users as a hoax.


None of the last 3 were hoaxes.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

None of the last 3 were hoaxes.


Not in the traditional sense, but I can understand framing them that way.

I'll miss the chance to say that Lance Armstrong could beat the French with one ball tied behind his back.

Speaking of weirdness, why the hell are these posts formatting like this?

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

Not in the traditional sense, but I can understand framing them that way.

I'll miss the chance to say that Lance Armstrong could beat the French with one ball tied behind his back.

Speaking of weirdness, why the hell are these posts formatting like this?


They are more of scandals than hoaxes to me.

I have no idea about the formatting. It's strange though.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

Blame H0llywood. It started when I quoted his post.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:30 PM

I really don't know what to think of this story. It's wild enough that he night be telling the truth. These days alot of people are moving to Internet dating. One thing I don't get though is why didn't they Skype/FaceTime or whatever. Sadly there are people that pose as other people online. I seen it done first hand.( example: real girl shows up and release video calling the fake out)

I just hope he wasn't in on something like that because you have to be pretty low to make something like this up

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

my guess is that Proudiddy's quoted post has an open bold tag somewhere...

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Dunno if it can be fixed without mod intervention...


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