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but either way, Manti is part of this...thats my point....he is nowhere near being the victim of a hoax...i mean the guy literally sat back and watched the media make this story the "feel good" story of the year and he accepted that with open arms.
This post was edited by TheBleedingLion 15 months ago
trolled or not, it's clear at this point that Manti lied multiple times. whether he did it because he was embarrassed or not is irrelevant to me because there is no doubt he used this fake relationship to get attention and help his Heisman campaign. Trying to play the victim card is only going to come back to bite him and ND in the rear.
Yeah, I don't see any way where he didn't lie in this.
Good article about how people care more about the imaginary girl than the girl that was raped by ND football players and committed suicide.
Dominate The State
You guys are all being pretty insensitive. You know there is a fake dead girlfriend who was in a serious car accident before she lost her battle with leukemia.
I stopped conversing with pretend, make-believe imaginary friends when I was 5.
However, I still dream of my fantasy girl!
This post was edited by psufankc63 15 months ago
October 12, 2013. PSU 43 - UM 40 (4 OT). Unfortunately this fan wasn't around long enough to see it!
There are really only three options:
1. He's the dumbest guy in the world. Who carries on a relationship for three years when the girl continues to dodge meeting you? And on that point, wouldn't you want to see her if she was battling cancer?
2. He's used the fraud for publicity. I personally think this is the least likely, but I guess he could have wanted a feel good story.
3. He used his "girlfriend" to hide his sexual preference.
I think 3 makes the most sense. Sorry if this was already posted.
The last sentence makes the double post here pretty ironic! LOL
Could be all 3, who knows. This whole thing is just odd.
That Twitter account was created yesterday.
Lets review how Twitter works, shall we?
"Whoever’s trying to kill me isn’t getting the job done. But one day, I’m going to punch that f___r in the face."
No, not hard at all...UNLESS, someone is using a proxy server.
SIAP, but thought this very good read on this hoax story deserves a mention.
This quote from the above article more or less captures my sentiments on this issue almost perfectly
''Notre Dame is notorious for covering up sexual assault allegations involving its football players, but the school declared star linebacker Manti Te'o a "victim" within mere hours after the news broke that his saintlike dead girlfriend never actually existed. Why is Notre Dame in such a rush to assert Te'o's victimhood while the investigation is still proceeding? Easy: because it strengthens the hero narrative the school relies on for profit and glory. Acknowledging the real victims of jock culture only hurts that narrative.''
Saw one article stating that rape victims at ND have been bullied since the 70's to keep quiet.
We'll never know what actually happened with Seeberg. But whether she was a victim or not, the very fact that every time a woman is raped (another incident happened in 2011) by a football player, tons of people send threats and messages saying "don't mess with ND football" should really be disturbing to people.
See no evil, hear no evil...
To be fair, there is more truth in Te-o's story than in "Rudy" or "Knute Rockne, All American" combined....
Re: Lizzy Seeberg
I'm sure this article has been mentioned before but I think it covers all the key facets of that case very well.
It's written by a Notre Dame grad who explains that the ND culture is to protect the football programme at all costs. Now where have I heard that before? (for the record if ever anyone wanted to know which football programme truly has a culture that is centred so much around the football programme and protecting at all costs, they need look no further then ND)
"If Thamel or anyone else at SI had used Nexis or Google, they would’ve discovered that Lennay Kekua (not to mention her brother and sister) didn’t exist. A reporter doesn’t expect to learn that his subject's dead girlfriend is nothing but a fake Twitter avatar. But a reporter, especially at a fact-checked magazine like SI, also doesn’t generally put someone’s name into print and say that she smashed up her car on April 28 without confirming the spelling and the wreckage."
Sports journalists a little embarrassed?
As Deadspin laid out in brutal detail on Wednesday, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Tet talk on the phone...
"I like your head, it's a good look." - James Franklin, to a bald reporter asking a question.
I couldn't help myself.
video i put together
This post was edited by bdcogs 15 months ago
So did Manti come out of the closet yet? LOL
"DOMINATE the state" - James Franklin 1/11/14
Here's an interesting perspective from a writer who's an ND fan.
Powerful article. It ends with:
"In South Bend, naturally, knowing is particularly burdensome: “I’ve watched almost every game this season and there’s not a single time that I don’t feel extreme anger when I see [the accused] on the field,” said Kaliegh Fields, a Saint Mary’s junior who went with Lizzy to the police station. “Once I start thinking about the people who put the school’s success in a sport over the life of a young woman, I can’t help but feel disgust. Everyone’s always saying how God’s on Notre Dame’s side,” she added. “And I think, ‘How could he be?’ “"
I was actually pulling for ND this season, until I heard about the Lizzy Seeberg case, not to mention the other rape case that went unreported.
"You can take bowl games and you can take external things from people, but you can't take a warrior's heart."
Doc says he needs psychological help regardless.
Dr. Keith discusses Manti Te'o and 'The Delusional Disease'
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