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Manti Ta'o, was he in on the hoax?

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by chadderkdawg, Jan 17, 2013.

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Was Te'O Involved in the hoax?

Poll closed Feb 16, 2013.
  1. Yes

    76.7%
  2. No

    23.3%
  1. Jan 17, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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    chadderkdawg

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  2. Jan 17, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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    I think he was just arrogant to the fact that people are evil and will take advantage of any situation. I don't think he was in on it just because i doubt he would want to mock grief like that right after he lost his grandmother.
     
  3. Jan 17, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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    Choice A. He was in on it, which would have been a VERY long and drawn out hoax

    Choice B. He is EXTREMELY gullable and on the strange side.

    I go with B.

    How many college students would call someone their girlfriend when they never met the person. It would be more believable if she was in Hawawii and he were in IN...then that would better explain not seeing her. But she was supposed to be in CA. In college, I'd go on a road trip for just about any reason, especially a girl, even when I had very little to no money. And he maintained this relationship for 3 years?
     
  4. Jan 17, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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    I think it was a cover up that he's gay. Nothing wrong with being gay but an open gay guy in team sports is not accepted yet.
     
  5. Jan 17, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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    Your theory was thrown out by a Houston sports radio host this morning...could be something to it. An internet girlfriend would be a good explanation to why he's never with girls.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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    Many people meet on the internet and if you have seen catfish the show, some have only talked on the internet for 2,3,10 years yes 10.. With technology nowadays and being able to hide behind a keyboard stuff like this happens.. Some people are dicks.. Now do I think he was in on it no, but I do think he is a bit clingy if he got that attached without having met/seen the person
     
  7. Jan 17, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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    I agree with you but it goes WAY beyond just clingy if he was calling her his girlfriend and let her story become a huge part on an ESPN gameday piece. I watched that piece feeling very sorry for the guy and he never says anything about not having ever met her.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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  9. Jan 17, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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    Thats true good point, was just throwing my .02 out
     
  10. Jan 17, 2013 at 1:49 PM
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    Just don't start calling me your girlfriend now that we have communicated online.

    :D
     
  11. Jan 17, 2013 at 1:50 PM
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    Shit let me change my FB status :rolleyes:
     
  12. Jan 17, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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    actually...I don't exist.
     
  13. Jan 17, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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    thats okay because i dont have a fb:cool:
     
  14. Jan 17, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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    My opinion

    My ex gf left me for a guy she met on a online chatroom and had never met, we dated for two years and then bam.

    So i believe hes not in on it
     
  15. Jan 17, 2013 at 1:59 PM
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  16. Jan 17, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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    yes she is
     
  17. Jan 17, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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  18. Jan 17, 2013 at 2:38 PM
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    He had to be in on it. Who dates like that in college. Who tries to have a GF in college so many hot chicks no time for one girl.
     
  19. Jan 17, 2013 at 2:41 PM
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    I have to believe he was in on it...how would you explain this?

    Notre Dame says that Te'o never met Kekua, that their relationship was strictly online and by phone. But the player's father gave the South Bend Tribune a detailed account of how the couple first met at a Stanford game in Palo Alto in 2009 and rendezvoused in Hawaii after becoming a couple in early 2012. And Te'o himself told ESPN that she was the "most beautiful girl I ever met."
     
  20. Jan 17, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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    When did Kekua's fictitious death happen? Various interviews with Te'o have her succumbing to leukemia hours before his grandmother died on Sept. 12, soon after, or even days after. Assuming Te'o truly believed Kekua had passed away, wouldn't he remember the date? Or did all the reporters get the details wrong?
     
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