So the deadspin story is the end all be all?
And because you can't fall for it, no one else can?
Te'o getting laid is entirely irrelevant.
NC -- he said in numerous interviews that he met her. Met her.
One thing us for sure that there are a lot of lies in all of this.
Now if he is in on the hoax he is going to get crushed. Apparently there is something called catfish which is now popular. It is basically playing elaborate Hoaxes. I think it may be an MTV show. Apparently this was a catfish.
I don't like ND... at all.
I believe the core of Teo's situation.
I believe him and his family got wrapped up and stretched the truth.
I believe ND and sports media monkeys ran with it b/c it made a great narrative.
Still a 2nd rounder IMO... and that's b/c of Alabama, and not this hoax.
There are a lot of lies, and I don't think he's entirely innocent, but I feel the majority of it he was caught up in a hoax. Maybe when he found out he started lying and said we met etc.
But I don't believe he started the whole thing from the beginning and called a phone for hours with no one on the other end (which ND's investigation confirmed he did do) to tell people he talked to his girlfriend at night. If he did that than he is mentally ill.
Notre Dame is very image conscious so I'd take anything they are saying right now with a grain of salt.
Waiting for the press to break the story instead of of simply coming out with it back in December doesn't make sense to me.
And now there's a person connected to the incident saying he's 80% sure Te'o was in on it.
And where's the money? Thousands were sent to a memorial fund in the past months. That's where the final truth is going to come out. Whomever set up and / or collected those funds is the monster in all of this.
What did their investigators uncover? How did they uncover it? What, they pulled cell phone logs and found 8 hour phone calls at night to the same number (like Te'o said had happened)? That doesn't prove squat particularly if Te'o was in on it as most of us who read the Deadspin article think. Did they find the person on the other end of the phone? That also doesn't prove squat because it's probable Manti knew them.
See, the problem is... if Te'o was in on it, you're NOT going to find anybody in power willing to say that. ND sure won't, because even if they WANTED to, they have to rely on Manti and his family to conduct their investigation (if nothing else they need their permission to search through their records, etc. unless it's public information like social media.) The NCAA may want to conduct their own investigation but we know how fraudulent they are so the same suspicion of ND would apply.
There's no criminal violations here unless it's proven that money changed hands over Lennay Kekua... i.e., that charities were established in her name and money was donated to them by outside parties. THAT would be charity fraud... in which case law enforcement would be our best bet to get to the real bottom of this. But I don't know if that happened, although I speculate it may have.
And how about Te’o’s father, Brian, who told the South Bend Tribune that the two met at a game at Stanford in 2009 and started out as just friends and “every once in a while, she would travel to Hawaii, and that happened to be the time Manti was home, so he would meet with her?
Im not sure whats to be embarrassed about if he did indeed meet her in 2009 after a game. Keeping an online relationship in todays society is just one way to keep in touch under a long distance relationship. Even solely meeting online isnt as taboo as it used to be.
And yes, to my knowledge the invetagtors did find who were at the other end of that phone, as well as the guy who is in the movie "catfish" who was a victim of "Catfishing", saying he found the woman behind it.