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Old 01-17-2013, 07:56 AM   #31 (permalink)
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You don't think he got some sympathy and espn hype along the way for this bs? That could possibly sway voters and you know espn can raise or decline draft hype easily. He was a big name and playing for his dead love of his life was an attention grabbing story. Guarantee you that he got sympathy votes by some voters.
Yeah, otherwise he could have just "broken up with her" and nobody would have ever questioned any of this. But that wouldn't have gotten him any sympathy.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:57 AM   #32 (permalink)
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I will now try and assume he is the first ever heterosexual, 22 yr old man, with a 3 yr girlfriend that was the love of his life that he never met, didn't go to see her while she had cancer, and didn't go to the funeral.
And I would like to find out who stayed on the phone moaning in pain for 8 hours at a time. Surely they have phone records. That person has some guts and stamina.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:01 AM   #33 (permalink)
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no i don't think so. anyone that takes anything espn says or hypes with any seriousness is just a sheep anyway. i am going to assume NFL scouts don't use espn talk to evaluate the players their looking at drafting and the voters don't base their votes on an espn story

Espn is the biggest hype machine in sports. Revert back to Charles Woodson if you don't think Espn can sway the pendulum. Has nothing to do with sheep. This wasn't about nfl scouts either.
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Espn is the biggest hype machine in sports. Revert back to Charles Woodson if you don't think Espn can sway the pendulum. Has nothing to do with sheep. This wasn't about nfl scouts either.
they are the biggest hype machine, they are also full of the most amount of ****. the nfl scouts part was in reference to people claiming he did it to help or that it helped his draft stock
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:06 AM   #35 (permalink)
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they are the biggest hype machine, they are also full of the most amount of ****. the nfl scouts part was in reference to people claiming he did it to help or that it helped his draft stock

I don't believe he or anyone did it to improve draft stock.
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And you're the kind of redneck that makes this board a laughingstock. Shut your **** garage now and then.
This guy is world's biggest Manti fan.
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This guy is world's biggest Manti fan.

Well, there is plenty of room for him now. Specially since his girl is dead and gone, Justin Timberlake style.
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He's gay and was trying to hide it from a Catholic University. He went a bit too far with this one.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:28 AM   #39 (permalink)
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The whole thing in very strange.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:38 AM   #40 (permalink)
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I'd like to give him the benefit of the doubt and believe that he was duped, but it just doesn't look quite right. My biggest holdup is that the most likely operator of the fake Twitter account (Tuiasosopo) is a friend of Te'o. Of course we don't know the nature of their relationship, but it seems more like the actions of a 4chan native than a friend of his family.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:40 AM   #41 (permalink)
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the more I think about it the more I believe he was initially tricked. Once he found out the story was so widespread that he had no idea how to get out and just went along with it. Of course I do not completely dismiss the possibility that this was an elaborate hoax set up by MT and/or close friends so he could grab some spotlight
That's my theory as well. I'm not sure his intentions were that sinister. I just think he was embarrassed and took saving face too far. It's nearly implausible that he'd stay that duped for that long.
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Those flowers he sent to her funeral - where did they go?
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think of all the publicity he got! he stole heisman votes from other candidates! he used this falseness to raise his draft stock.
So, he knew back in 2010, when this internet relationship began, that he would use this his senior year (remember, he could have turned pro after his junior year and he would have been at least a 2nd round pick), coinciding with his grandmother's death, to boost his popularity, his draft stock, and his Heisman chances? Sounds likely.
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He made it up because he was trying to hide that he has the ghey.
Why "kill her off" then?
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If he wasnt in on it he is retarded
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