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#451 TylerVagyler

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:52 PM

Now I'm starting to think he's gay.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:01 PM

dunno, it's pretty obvious he was playing up the dead gf angle. =|

even if he was taken advantage of before then, I have a hard time thinking that he didn't play a role in that.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:20 PM

Here's my take on what happened.

Manti is gay and he wanted to cover it up for many reasons; the way in which he was raised, his religion, the school he attended (Notre Dame), and the fact that he was a (star) football player. I believe Manti asked Ronaiah to help him cover his sexuality. Whether or not Ronaiah is his partner or is even gay, I don't know. Why he would ask this specific person to help, I don't know. But I'm sure Manti had his reasons. They made Lennay as Manti's online girlfriend and people went with it. At some point along the lie, I believe Ronaiah began taking advantage of the situation; raising money for leukemia and apparently for another person's Stanford tuition. Eventually, the fake death occurred. At this point, Manti realizes things had gone too far but he loved the attention he was getting from media, so he kept quiet; which would be consistent with what teammates have said regarding Manti's actions during this fake tragedy.

As the hoax began to fall apart, Manti felt the pressure and attempted to come up with a plan to play victim.

That plan doesn't seem to be going well.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

I'm leaning more toward pathological liar at this point.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

Here's my take on what happened.

Manti is gay and he wanted to cover it up for many reasons; the way in which he was raised, his religion, the school he attended (Notre Dame), and the fact that he was a (star) football player. I believe Manti asked Ronaiah to help him cover his sexuality. Whether or not Ronaiah is his partner or is even gay, I don't know. Why he would ask this specific person to help, I don't know. But I'm sure Manti had his reasons. They made Lennay as Manti's online girlfriend and people went with it. At some point along the lie, I believe Ronaiah began taking advantage of the situation; raising money for leukemia and apparently for another person's Stanford tuition. Eventually, the fake death occurred. At this point, Manti realizes things had gone too far but he loved the attention he was getting from media, so he kept quiet; which would be consistent with what teammates have said regarding Manti's actions during this fake tragedy.

As the hoax began to fall apart, Manti felt the pressure and attempted to come up with a plan to play victim.

That plan doesn't seem to be going well.

The thought crossed my mind that he may have been trying to cover his sexuality, but I don't think that's it.

There are plenty of college and pro athletes who are gay and probably just take the "don't ask, don't tell" approach. So, he could've went around any issues regarding sexuality without being an attention *****.

I don't know why he would've concocted this story or co-conspired in it with Tuiasosopo, but there are definitely some questions regarding their connection. Te'o said he met her through a cousin, who I assumed was Tuiasosopo. But, his uncle apparently says the family only knew of him through Manti.

Who knows the reason behind it, but I don't know... Creating a national feelgood story of a fake dead girlfriend in order to cover one's sexuality, knowing it could be blown and then people will dig for answers would seem counter-productive to the process.

Still, just a lot of questions... For Manti to not research the fake girlfriend, but for the family to ignore it as well and accept an internet gf as a future family member is just awkward. The problem is, I just don't see what they were trying to get out of it. Yet, Manti perpetuated it for some reason... I just don't know.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:50 PM

Assuming someone is homosexual is stupid. Proof or shut up. That's like me saying he is actually a pedophile and started the story to distract from that. Or me saying he's into bestiality and started the story to distract from that.

Please stop assuming everyone is homosexual.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:03 PM

ESPN is now jumping on the bash wagon and reporting he has mentioned his fake dead girlfriend at least 3 times since Dec. 6th.

Yeah, I'm starting to think he's just an attention wh*re.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:36 PM

Yeah, I'm starting to think he's just an attention wh*re.


Several teammates have already come out and said he loved attention and even said he loved watching himself on TV.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:46 PM

"some people enjoy fantasy football and some people love fantasy people"

Lol

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:09 AM

ESPN is now jumping on the bash wagon and reporting he has mentioned his fake dead girlfriend at least 3 times since Dec. 6th.

Yeah, I'm starting to think he's just an attention wh*re.


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I kinda liked him as a prospect too. Oh well, at least it got Skip Bayless to stop talking about The Golden Calf of Bristol on Twitter


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