every person who thinks Te'o is the victim should read this post
Yea, the "victim" angle seems to efface the extreme degree to which he lied or "tailored" to garner public sympathy.
In fact, most of these details become a lot less confusing if you assume:
A) he did get duped in the online encounters
B) Te'o didn't really give much of a shite about any of it until he started seeing the effect the story was having publicly.
At which point, he began to "tailor" profusely to the press.
This post was edited on 1/21 at 6:15 pm