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Eyewitness Testimony Failure and Manti Te'o


so for those who don't know, there is a big situation right now involving the girlfriend Mati Te'o's ex-girlfriend who was reported to have died last year. this was spun into a huge marketing campaign that was inspirational and basically got him enough hype to get to #2 in the heisman

well she's fake, and the question is how much is a hoax and how much is te'o straight up lying

HOW-EVA, an interesting story has emerged:

Reagan Maui'a, a professional football player, says he met her

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This was before her and Manti. I don't think Manti was even in the picture, but she and I became good friends. We would talk off and on, just checking up on each other kind of thing. I am close to her family. When she was going through the loss of her father, I was -- I offered a comforting shoulder and just someone to bounce her emotions off. That was just from meeting her in Samoa


Notre Dame admits the girl never existed

Manti Te'o admits the girl never existed

...but this guy comes in last night and says he met her before Manti Te'o?

remember, people are often idiots and their memory is shite. they fill in the gaps of their memory with what they want to believe. even short term memory is horrible.

A great experiment, especially when thinking about the eyewitness reports from Aurora

just because people are idiots and give shoddy reports of events doesn't mean that there is a conspiracy







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Notre Dame admits the girl never existed Manti Te'o admits the girl never existed
One thing I can't figure out is this. Was the girl in the pictures in on the scam?

If so, did she "meet" any of them at any time and simply pretend? Just long enough to set the hook?

frick. This is the strangest damned story I've ever seen.

It was either a hoax Manti participated in and God knows, I can't come up with any reasonable explanation why he'd do that.

Or, Manti was fooled for THREE years and is a goddamned idiot.






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In a shocking announcement Wednesday night, Notre Dame said Te'o was duped into an online relationship with a woman whose ''death'' from leukemia was faked by perpetrators of an elaborate hoax. The goal of the scam wasn't clear, though Notre Dame said it used an investigative firm to dig into the details after Te'o disclosed them three weeks ago.


Uhhhh... You'd think he wouldn't have to resort to online relationships.






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Reagan Maui'a,


Samoan culture is very tight-nit. Wouldnt be surprised if he did this thinking he was helping a fellow Samoan.






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Was the girl in the pictures in on the scam?

iono

deadspin's original article located her

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If so, did she "meet" any of them at any time and simply pretend? Just long enough to set the hook?

no. te'o never met the fake girl. he likely was part of inventing the girl

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It was either a hoax Manti participated in and God knows, I can't come up with any reasonable explanation why he'd do that.

he's gay
his family was worried he was gay
his gay lover and he created a fake girlfriend
his family, who are major attention whores, pushed the story
it got out of hand






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You'd think he wouldn't have to resort to online relationships.

according to the Notre Dame apologists, he's the most noble and naive person on earth






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Samoan culture is very tight-nit. Wouldnt be surprised if he did this thinking he was helping a fellow Samoan.

agreed. that same concept applies to other areas, though. people get emotional when their circles are invaded and make shite up






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ne thing I can't figure out is this. Was the girl in the pictures in on the scam?


No. Deadspin found that girl. She never met / conversed with Teo, etc.

It was just a pic that was used from her Facebook (?) or some other online pic.


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It was either a hoax Manti participated in and God knows, I can't come up with any reasonable explanation why he'd do that.


My ONLY reason is that it would have just been a kinda neat story that got him some sympathy / "praise"...but, then ND's season blew up and he became a Heisman candidate and the story got too big to contain.


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Or, Manti was fooled for THREE years and is a goddamned idiot.


Possible. But, while I certainly have had my heartstrings tugged at by stories about other TD posters going through tough stuff / dying....it has NEVER affected me like it would if it happened to someone actually in my life.


There are too many questions for me to simply pass it off as his being a simple guy that was duped.






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Or to look at the flip side, of not just being idiots or shoddy memory, could it be that this is showing how people can lie and perpetuate a false story?





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could it be that this is showing how people can lie and perpetuate a false story?

well i made the thread mainly about the FB claiming he met a girl (that everyone involves admits isn't real)

but yes, te'o's role shows people will soak up media attention if given the shot, and people who do interviews after tragedies do this often






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Is he Samoan or Hawaiian?





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I still don't know what to believe with this.

ND hired a private investigator who looked into this for 2 or 3 weeks. Their AD was chocked up talking about Manti being duped.

At a minimum though, Manti is quite the dumbass.






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ND hired a private investigator who looked into this for 2 or 3 weeks. T

ND claims they did, but we don't know if it's true

they also refuse to release any results and gave it to the te'o family, who won't release it.

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Their AD was chocked up talking about Manti being duped.

and their AD knew te'o's girlfriend didn't exist on 12/16/12 and te'o made comments about her AFTER 12/16






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I have my own opinions on this that go way deeper than ND and this Te'o dude. Just has to do with my overall cynical view of CFB and sports in general.

I do have to wonder...

If T'eo went to a Sunbelt school, would anyone care? No.

Thus the reason why I won't expound on my other theory on this.






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In a strange and similar twist, Notre Dame's claim that they were #1 was also proven to be a hoax!





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Their AD was chocked up talking about Manti being duped.


1 thing about that guy. He said ' The most trusting guy I've ever known will never be able to trust in that way again. THAT IS THE MAJOR TRAGEDY'


Really? You think it is TRAGIC that someone that is 22 years old and potentially a top 10 pick in the NFL draft (with the money that brings)is no longer that ridiculously trusting? How many of you would want your kid to graduate COLLEGE and be this naive and "trusting"?

I would submit that this is the only POSITIVE that comes from this story



*foregoing is meant to assume Teo was duped and is an "innocent" here *






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Te'o spent the whole game trying to tackle his girlfriend





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Te'o spent the whole game trying to tackle his girlfriend


He is founding a charity Cyber-LiveStrong








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He is founding a charity Cyber-LiveStrong








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Te'o spent the whole game trying to tackle his girlfriend






















and he couldn't find her






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