Re: Manti Te'o GF death a hoax?
posted at 1/17/2013 5:27 PM EST
In response to NY-PATS-FAN4's comment:
In response to ThefourBs' comment:
In response to PatsEng's comment:
You know what I'm not sure if I don't believe that Te'o believed it was real but some hoax that grew it's own legs and took over. Listen most football players aren't the brightest people in the world to begin with so do I believe this could have happened without Te'o figuring it out, yep. Do these type of relationships actually happen, yep all the time (there is a whole show about it called Catfish!). Appearently the story is that they actually had a girl calling and talking with him, possible even meeting up with him.
Now a number of things could have happened but I think it comes down to three things:
1) He was part of the hoax from the beginning
2) He was the victum of a very elabrate hoax, which in this reality MTV/Jackass/Catfish era happens to more people than you realise. At some point he figured it out but was so embarrashed that he might have thought the only way to maintain face is to kill the fake girl off. Word gets out and it grows legs and takes on a life of it's own and Te'o can't stop it at that point. At that point he has to keep it going and hopes the story dies or admit he was hoaxed and lied (not the best option)
3) He was completely fooled up to the end and was just that guilable
Frankly I think the truth is closer to option 2 because people can be just that cruel
Option 2 seems the most plausible.
EXCEPT...Te'o said he MET HERafter a game at Stanford. Talked about "her warm smile and soulful eyes."
The dude was in on the scam. Maybe for sympathy Heisman votes. Maybe to hide other aspects of his personal life.
My biggest question with this is, how did they meet online? Unless you're seeking out an online relationship, it's very hard to get into one.
Here's a new theory that's gaining steam: He's gay. I believe he is mormon and is also playing football. I bring up playing football because I'm not sure if any NFL players have come out yet and I can imagine it would be very difficult. It's an issue that hasn't really been discussed that much in pro football.
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo was said to be a friend of Manti Te'os. Apparently there are many photo's of them together. Maybe he decided to play a harmless prank on his buddy that ended up escalating more than anticipated. Maybe. But to play a prank on a friend for 3 years?! I find that highly unlikely. Tuiasosopo is the man believed to be behind the twitter account. From news accounts, Manti's Notre Dame teammates new his girlfriend wasn't real. Hard for me to believe Manti would believe she was real. Maybe they started the fake twitter convo's to throw the general public off? Honestly, even this story doesn't make a lot of sense. The whole thing makes no sense!