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Manti Te’o’s Dead Girlfriend is a Hoax *Merge*

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by joseephuss, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. StanleySpadowski

    StanleySpadowski Active Member

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    Why do simple-minded people rush to make up their minds about what happened instead of waiting for the truth which will eventually come out?
  2. 17yearsandcounting

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    Will the truth come out? The denial is strong with ND. The rapists are still at large 2+ years later.
  3. Rogah

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    Um, where's you evidence that that publication has any knowledge of any of this prior to the ******** article when all the world found out?
  4. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    That I actually believe. Probably pretty tough to perform well in the national spotlight when your entire life has fallen apart and all your lies are unravelling.
  5. 17yearsandcounting

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    Espn knew at least 10 days ago. They were "trying to get an interview".
  6. Rogah

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    I gotta tell you, I doubt the university knew that this was all just a big hoax while it was ongoing. Don't get me wrong, they certainly found out before all the rest of us. But I don't believe for a single second that the administrators or coaches at ND knew during the Michigan State game that Te'o was full of crap.
  7. Rogah

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    OK well first of all, your answer has absolutely nothing to do with the question I asked. I didn't realize "ESPN" was an acronym for "South Bend Tribune."

    Second of all, in the world of journalism, ethical reporters will often find out something happened but simply not have enough evidence to bring it to print, so they conduct further investigations until they get more.
  8. cajuncocoa

    cajuncocoa Bleeding silver and blue Zone Supporter

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  9. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    yea, this x1000

    Then on top of that, if he's a guy who has social anxiety, ala Ricky Williams, I can see him falling for someone online.
  10. Rogah

    Rogah Well-Known Member

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    I'll ask you the same question I asked the other guy: Where is your evidence supporting your belief that they knew 3 weeks ago?
  11. Diogenes

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    Maybe, maybe not. Whatever eventually surfaces, the public will be expected to accept it as the truth whether it is or not.
  12. 17yearsandcounting

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    Hows about this:

    Via ESPN:

    "Dan Tudesco, a 2006 graduate who now works in public relations in New York, set up an online account at fundraising website indiegogo.com on Jan. 9 to solicit $5,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Inc. The initial pitch said donations would go to the society in memory of Lennay Kekua and in honor of Te'o, "two individuals who have been an inspiration to us through an iconic season."

    Tudesco said he and three friends got the fundraising idea after a seeing a video that went viral of Te'o holding his head in dismay during the Irish's 42-14 loss to Alabama in the national championship game on Jan. 7.

    The goal was to turn the loss -- and the player's sudden popularity -- into something positive.

    "I think we were all kind of disappointed in the result of the game ... and the Manti story was very inspirational," Tudesco told The Associated Press on Thursday.

    Notre Dame took notice of Tudesco's tweets about the fund drive and sent a university videographer to shoot an interview with him. The video was posted on the Notre Dame athletics YouTube channel Tuesday.

    Tudesco said he didn't believe Notre Dame was aware of the hoax when it promoted his fundraiser.

    "It would surprise me that Notre Dame would want to promote this if they knew something like this was going on," Tudesco said.

    However, Notre Dame officials said Wednesday that they became aware of the hoax on Dec. 26, nearly two weeks before the championship game. University spokesman Dennis Brown didn't immediately respond to a request seeking comment Thursday."
  13. 17yearsandcounting

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    Its time for NEW MEMES

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  14. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    Yeah, I doubt ND knew about it either until the story started to unravel in early/mid December.
  15. 17yearsandcounting

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    What I just posted clearly says they were going to film an interview with a guy trying to raise funds for Fraudi's invisible lover AFTER THE BCS game.
  16. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    And?


    I stand by what I say. Notre Dame did not help him FABRICATE this story. Nor did they know it even was a thing until early December. Which is why last night's presser happened. Notre Dame is making it VERY clear that they walked in at the tail end of this thing and have now put the entire onus on Mantei Te'o to answer for his (what will surely be exposed) lie.
  17. Tricericon

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    Right, because Notre Dame isn't a large bureaucratic organization of the sort where the right hand routinely has no idea what the left knows...
  18. 17yearsandcounting

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    And again, do you trust what Notre Dame has to say?
  19. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    Why do you not? Anti-Notre Dame bias? Sounds like it.

    I dont like ND either, but what reason would they have for helping make up this completely idiotic story that has holes so big in it you could drive a truck through it? If they did, it would have been a lot more airtight than this. Sheesh, some people just like conspiracy theories.

    I trust that Notre Dame didn't know until it was brought to their attention in early/mid december or whatever..however, I DO think Notre Dame quickly realized that Mantei is lying like hell..which is why you saw that fake pony show last night. Feigning belief in their player so they won't be accused later on of being in on the hoax.
  20. 17yearsandcounting

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    Why even bother supporting him? He is graduated. He isnt the schools problem any more. This is the same program that bullied a rape victim and let the perpetrators suit up in the championship game.

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