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OT: Manti Te'o gets catfish'd
For those that haven’t heard (dafuq you been?), it was recently discovered that the girlfriend of Heisman Runner-up Manti Te'o, who was reported to have died of Leukemia a few months ago in-season, actually never existed.
Now, obviously this is going to get plenty of reactions from the sports reporting media..but I really hope everyone can just drop it soon. Before that happens though, I wanted to get your guys' reactions
Dude was blinded by the box and waaay too gullible in this situation; he deserves to be made fun of a bit..but this happens too a lot of people, enough to make a damn show about it apparently (Catfish). Also, some people are suggesting he was in on the hoax which is equally ignorant IMO. He would have gained nothing from it other than distracting publicity during a Heisman campaign.
The real story here is the weird, twisted mfer who duped Manti I think. Do a profile on that guy and I’d probably watch it
i think he did it for publicity for the Heisman. All of the candidates had unique stories, Johnny' story was that he was a freshman, Klein was married, and Manti even though his unique story was his grandma, he must’ve felt he needed for so he cooked up this story in order to trump the other candidates.
From now on it should be referred as getting Te'o’d
yo you here Te'o got Te'o’d by some gay dude
(Not that there is anything wrong with that)
Family and close friends had heard about this (fake) girlfriend of his well over a year ago and they reportedly met after a game at Standford in 2009. Also, she reportedly died the same week his (real) grandmother had died.
@Jcrice, are you suggesting he knew years before that his grandma would die in-season but that simply wouldn’t be enough publicity to win a Heisman?
Maybe when his grandmother died, he saw an opportunity to get even more publicity though, so he claimed she had died as well. But then that begs the question of why he created a fake girlfriend in the first place…what is the motive?
I don’t believe only because there are a lot of holes in his story. IDK, it’s just a weird situation. But there’s some stuff people have been saying that have bothered me.
You can’t fall in love with someone you haven’t met.
Sure you can. Love is about an emotional connection. You don’t have to be face-to-face to someone in order to develop that emotional connection. I’m pretty sure I could fall in love with a girl even if I didn’t know what she looked like. Facebook chat, texts, IMs, good ole fashioned phone calls? If you do that enough, you’re gonna feel like you know them.
He must not have loved her if he never visited her during her Leukemia battle or went to the funeral
Well if you believe his story, he would talk to her on the phone for 4 hours every night until she fell asleep. That’s some of the most romantic shit you will ever hear about (inb4Lozoisafaggot). If that’s not love, I don’t know what is.
He’s a Notre Dame kid, with a great SAT score. He’s too smart to get tricked like this.
First off, love is blind. When you’re in love, your judgment is clouded and you do a bunch of shit you wouldn’t normally do. If you’ve seen Catfish, you know it could happen to any 20 year old who’s looking for a relationship. He’s not dumb, just a little gullible.
His game versus Michigan State was overblown and a fraudulent moment.
His grandma still died right before that game. That’s bad enough. Anyone who can play an amazing football game after a grandmother who that player was close to dies, you’ve got my respect.
There’s too many holes in his story. To me, he’s absolutely involved. He honestly sounds like he’s full of shit to me.
Skepticism is just a big part of off-field stories in sports now-a-days and rightly so…But I think there is a reasonable explanation for a few of the ‘contradictions’. However, I don’t think this means we should instantly believe him..like I said, skepticism is important.
“Manti, as well as friends and family, had talked many times about them meeting. A complete lie proving he was in on it.”
- Yes this was a blatant lie but no it does not prove involvement. Manti is a ‘devout’ Morman meaning it is extremely important to settle down and start a family with his parents' support. There is no doubt in my mind that if he told his friends and family he had never met her, all they would talk about is that she is probably fake and he is an idiot..so he lied
“Manti never visited his girlfriend in the hospital.”
- He was…you know…in the middle of the biggest, most important football season in his life. Also, I believe she reportedly lived in Hawaii..ain’t cheap nor timely to go visit her what-so-ever
“Manti is a smart guy and would never fall for something like this.”
- He is a smart guy, but he is also a Mormon and reportedly one of the most loving and trusting guys anyone has ever met. Not to mention, there is a huge cognitive dissonance when you fall for someone you’ve never met. You may be extremely doubtful due to all your friends poking fun at you, but for whatever reason (hope), you still believe they exist. Manti didn’t have his friends in his ear though, as I mentioned.
“Manti reportedly thought he was being deceived back in December didn’t report it until weeks later. The only reason he did report it was because he knew people were catching on.”
- Who? I would wager no one would of ever double-checked this had there not been talk of an investigation going on privately by ND. And in what world would you not want to know for certain if you were tricked or not? The only reason IMO he took so long to go to authorities is because he didn’t want to really believe it. 3 weeks would be about the right time-frame for someone to roll it over in their heads.
He was not catfished, he had to be in on it.
how does he never meet her, ever? how does he not visit her when she’s diagnosed with leukemia? how does he not go to the funeral of the “love of his life”?
Like some people said before, wayyyy to many holes in the story for him to not be involved. just a real bizarre story.
I’ve heard 2 things which sounds possible: he did it to cover up sexuality, or he was initially catfished, but then found out and went along with it for publicity. both seem possible, but I do not buy any story in which he claims he was catfished and never knew because there is just way too many discrepancies.
Personally I don’t think he was involved solely because of this idea he wanted publicity..what has he ever done to make it seem like he is the type of person (Ocho Cinco, T.O., etc.)? Plus, I can’t think of a whole lot of ego-maniacs that would need much more publicity than he was getting going into the season..just not a reasonable motive
BUT, the whole hiding-his-sexuality theory changes thing. I’m sure Mormon parents would already be pressuring their son to start a family well before his senior year in college. Not to mention being a gay man playing football at a high-level…Getting rid of that pressure is definitely a good motive
Of course he was aware and did it for publicity. No way a guy that is soon to be a NFL player and millionaire and was the star on his college football team couldn’t get one girl at his large college
To be honest he coulda been ashamed at having never met her and her family just lied that they met her too. But no matter what its besides the point if he did lie i dont really care either cause if hes a bad dude hes gonna prove it later so ill just wait, and see
Too be honest him being gay was the first thing i assumed he does have that sus haircut i believe