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    Re: Deadspin is saying Te'o's girlfriend's death was a hoax created for publicity

    Manti speaks:

    "This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed an emotional relationship with a woman I met online. We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by communicating frequently online and on the phone, and I grew to care deeply about her.

    "To realize that I was the victim of what was apparently someone's sick joke and constant lies was, and is, painful and humiliating.

    "It further pains me that the grief I felt and the sympathies expressed to me at the time of my grandmother's death in September were in any way deepened by what I believed to be another significant loss in my life.

    "I am enormously grateful for the support of my family, friends and Notre Dame fans throughout this year. To think that I shared with them my happiness about my relationship and details that I thought to be true about her just makes me sick. I hope that people can understand how trying and confusing this whole experience has been.

    "In retrospect, I obviously should have been much more cautious. If anything good comes of this, I hope it is that others will be far more guarded when they engage with people online than I was.

    "Fortunately, I have many wonderful things in my life, and I'm looking forward to putting this painful experience behind me as I focus on preparing for the NFL Draft."


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    Re: Deadspin is saying Te'o's girlfriend's death was a hoax created for publicity

    Statement from Te'o who is now saying it was just an online relationship, contrary to previous statements:

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/...pparently-hoax
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    Re: Deadspin is saying Te'o's girlfriend's death was a hoax created for publicity

    Didn't he say he made interceptions in her memory on the day of her funeral service or something? I'm shocked the national media didn't try to interview her parents, show photos of her gravestone, etc. I mean, the most cursory background check would have brought this to light. There are too many videos and too many quotes -- whoever thought the "he was hoodwinked" thing was going to work is obviously stupid and naive, oh, wait....
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    Re: Deadspin is saying Te'o's girlfriend's death was a hoax created for publicity

    Quote Originally Posted by uaintn View Post
    I'm shocked the national media didn't try to interview her parents, show photos of her gravestone, etc.
    They're interviewing Gene Wojciechowski on ESPN right now, and he said he tried but Manti said they didn't want to be interviewed.
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    Re: Deadspin is saying Te'o's girlfriend's death was a hoax created for publicity

    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondDust View Post
    Statement from Te'o who is now saying it was just an online relationship, contrary to previous statements:

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/...pparently-hoax
    riiiight
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    Re: Deadspin is saying Te'o's girlfriend's death was a hoax created for publicity

    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondDust View Post
    Statement from Te'o who is now saying it was just an online relationship, contrary to previous statements:

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/...pparently-hoax
    So lying then or lying now? Which is it?

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    Re: Deadspin is saying Te'o's girlfriend's death was a hoax created for publicity

    Quote Originally Posted by TexanBammer View Post
    They're interviewing Gene Wojciechowski on ESPN right now, and he said he tried but Manti said they didn't want to be interviewed.
    Or be contacted, or give a photo of the girl. This is messed up.

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    Re: Deadspin is saying Te'o's girlfriend's death was a hoax created for publicity

    People who never looked up any more info on the girlfriend:

    http://www.sbnation.com/2013/1/16/38...p-lennay-kekua
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    Re: Deadspin is saying Te'o's girlfriend's death was a hoax created for publicity

    This is the second fraud Teo has pulled off lately. The first was pretending to be an SEC-caliber linebacker.
    Saying ‘I'’m sorry’ is the same as saying ‘I apologize...except at a funeral.”

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    Re: Deadspin is saying Te'o's girlfriend's death was a hoax created for publicity

    I'm looking at Sportscenter and seeing "Breaking News: Manti Te'o's girlfriend did not exist" such a bizarre storyline, looks so odd.

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    Re: Deadspin is saying Te'o's girlfriend's death was a hoax created for publicity

    nice. fraud
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    Re: Deadspin is saying Te'o's girlfriend's death was a hoax created for publicity

    Quote Originally Posted by RammerJammer15 View Post
    I'm looking at Sportscenter and seeing "Breaking News: Manti Te'o's girlfriend did not exist" such a bizarre storyline, looks so odd.
    Some rumblings out now that ESPN has been aware of the story for 10 days but couldn't confirm. If that's the case, they would have gotten word of it about a day or so before the BCS National Championship Game.
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    Re: Deadspin is saying Te'o's girlfriend's death was a hoax created for publicity

    this is amazing. neuter shame went from penthouse on jan. 6 to outhouse by jan. 16.

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