Think about the fact that his actual grandmother actually did die, and he used her death as a publicity tool by placing his fake girlfriend's death at the same time. At the time he should have been actually mourning his dead grandmother, he was expressing fake emotion over someone who never existed.
On ESPN and other networks now!
Well ESPN is officially recognizing it as true!
From Irish Envy board.Are the Girls at ND really that bad?
man, I bet Manti is somewhat embarrassed by all this.
The real shit hasnt hit the fan yet. The media will dig up every story and quote on this.Much of this story remains strange, murky and unclear. But Notre Dame lineman Grant Patton told me this evening that he witnessed Te’o receiving a phone call telling him that his girlfriend had died.
“He was distraught,” Patton said. “It was pain personified.”
Patton said the Fighting Irish were in their locker room before practice on Wednesday, Sept. 12, when Te’o received the call.
“You could see that he was hurting,” Patton said. “The whole locker room just went silent. At that moment I was just praying for him.”
Patton said that Te’o broke down and ran out of the locker room, and several other defensive players followed. Patton, who attended St. Xavier High School, said his conversations with Te’o were usually focused on football.
From Twitter...where did he send the white roses?!!?
Q. No one would question how any person grieves, but what went into your decision or did you think at all about going back for your girlfriend's service? I understand you had a game that day but what was the decision there?
Manti Te'o: You know, I really wanted to see her. I really wanted to see her. But I knew that she made me promise, you know one day she made me promise that, she said, "Babe, if anything happens to me, you promise that you'll still stay over there and that you'll play and that you'll honor me through the way you play, and know that I would rather have you there." And just make sure that all she wanted was some white roses. White is her favorite color. So she just wanted some white roses and that's all she asked for. So I sent her roses and sent her two picks (interceptions) along with that, so that was good.
Looking back at all the quotes and the video, you can tell by body language is he lying. Every time he mentioned his dead GF he looked away from interviewer and shrugged his shoulders.
and on that note, i will now mourn for all of my online friends who have passed.
Seth Meyers @sethmeyers21 These Te'o jokes are all very funny but let's all try and remember that a person who never existed is dead.
Gotta be gay. Dude probably just couldn't or wouldn't come out at a Catholic school.
Te'o had online girlfriend - she was put up to it by Te'o's male family friend. After getting him on the hook, she started to be entertained by it. Maybe she even kind of liked him, too, which helped her to put in the phone/internet legwork. Te'o made up a story about how they met, meeting in person, etc., b/c that is less embarrassing than having an online girlfriend. He couldn't hide her existence b/c 1) his twitter page is public, and 2) he's relatively famous.
Te'o starts to get really famous, so the hoaxers want out. Maybe there are media requests to talk to her. Instead of an online break-up (where the media could still theoretically track her down), the hoaxers panic and fake her death, instead, and manage to talk Te'o out of attending the funeral. This isn't as difficult as you'd think since he's never actually met her in person before and would have been uncomfortable meeting people he didn't know.
I don't think he was in on it, but I think he's as emotionally dumb/sheltered as a person can be. That made him an easy/funny mark.
Am I the only one not giving a ****? The NFL is full of players that have done so much worse than this.
If they do some digging and find out that Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend was actually a dude, my head with explode.
Brian Hardin @NDHardin
Press conference tonight with @NotreDame VP/Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick at 8 pm tonight. UND.COM - University of Notre Dame Official Athletic Site will carry it live.
It's like some of you guys never knew any Mormon dudes in college. It's entirely believable to me that he was duped.
from EDSBSThe following is a list of organizations and people who, to varying degrees of incompletion, never bothered to check to see if Manti Te'o's girlfriend was real.
2. You (Jack Dickey and Timothy Burke excepted)
3. Sports Illustrated.
5. The South Bend Tribune
6. Bleacher Report
7. The Chicago Tribune
8. The Chicago Sun-Times
9. The Sporting News
10. USA Today
11. The Boston Globe
12. CBS Sports
13. The New York Post
14. NBC Sports/Notre Dame
16. The Associated Press
17. The Palm Beach Post
18. The Miami Herald
19. The Tampa Bay Times
21. The Los Angeles Times
Oh my word
The Dark Side
I wonder how many NFL teams he scared away because of this bullshit.
God, this thread delivers!