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Deadspin: Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend story was a hoax

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Small Town Guy, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Um. Er.

  2. Smash Williams

    Smash Williams Well-Known Member

    Um, yeah. Wow. I don't have much use for most Deadspin stories, but that was quite a takedown of this storyline.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Oh, my God.
  4. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    That's hard to even fathom.
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    If true, this is 10 times worse than Tim Johnson lying about his Vietnam service record. That's about the only thing I can think of that comes close.
  6. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Deadspin: Te'o's "dead girlfriend" a hoax ...

    Either the Deadspin folks have a five-star investigative piece on their hands, or the Te'os OWN them.

    Either way ... damn.


  7. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Member

    Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend a fraud?

    So says Deadspin ... some major investigative work here ...

  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I get the feeling he had an Internet girlfriend who faked her death. A "Catfish"-type deal.

    I remember it was somewhat foggy when the story first broke - that his grandmother and "a friend" had died that week. Then it kind of blew up overnight.
  9. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Re: Deadspin: Te'o's "dead girlfriend" a hoax ...

    This speaks, um, heh...poorly...of Te'o. Stephen Glass territory.

    But a lot of news organizations just got exceedingly duped for failing to do some pretty basic reporting. And in this day and age, that really shouldn't happen to this extent.
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    How bad do a bunch of reporters look right now?
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Like, he believes the story to be true?

    That would be something. Have you seen the new MTV version of Catfish? Crazy shit.
  12. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Toward the bottom of the story, the reporters bring up whether it's that or that he knew and was in on it. The amount of lies that were told make it seem like he had to be in on it at some level.

    Either way, this is crazy. I'm just trying to wrap my head around it.

    Edit: Or, do you mean that you think he had an Internet girlfriend who faked her death, and then once he realized he'd been duped, he ran with it to try and save face?
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