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  • Manti Te'o Falls Out Of The First Round Of The NFL Draft

    04/26/2013 4:22:57 AM PDT · by blam · 41 replies
    TBI ^ | April 25,2013 | Tony Manfred
    Manti Te'o Falls Out Of The First Round Of The NFL Draft Tony ManfredApril 25, 2013, 11:55 PMIn a mild surprise, Manti Te'o wasn't picked in the first round of the NFL Draft. Most experts had him going between 20th and 32nd, with the Minnesota Vikings as the heavy favorite to pick him at in the mid-20s. But Minnesota passed on him with both of their first round picks. Then, to add insult to injury, they traded up for an THIRD first round pick and drafted wide receive Cordarrelle Patterson instead of Te'o. It's not like this is a catastrophic...
  • An NFL Insider Says NFL Teams Want To Know If Manti Te'o Is Gay

    02/25/2013 10:29:42 AM PST · by blam · 66 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-25-2013 | Cork Gaines
    An NFL Insider Says NFL Teams Want To Know If Manti Te'o Is Gay Cork GainesFebruary 25, 2013, 10:47 AM After facing the media over the weekend at the NFL Combine, most seem to believe that Manti Te'o has successfully moved on from the fake girlfriend story and that it will have little impact on his status in the NFL draft. However, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com says Te'o's sexuality is still a concern for NFL teams. Florio appeared on "The Dan Patrick Show" Monday and said flatly, "teams want to know if Manti Te'o is gay," calling it "the elephant...
  • America Gets 'Te'o'd' by Obama (The hoax is on us)

    02/04/2013 6:57:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/04/2013 | Scott Mayer
    It's easy to understand why the mainstream media ran with the heart wrenching story about Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o's "dead girlfriend" as well as the other conflicting stories about the couple's "relationship" without engaging in actual journalism. The story happened to fit within the approved media template and didn't require any further manufacturing. But with President Obama, the MSM must work overtime to positively spin everything he says or does before it is passed on to the public as objective "news." It finally took a member of the new media -- Deadspin -- to do some actual investigative...
  • Analysis: Dr. Phil attempts to unravel Tuiasosopo's role in Te'o saga

    01/31/2013 4:33:58 PM PST · by Colofornian · 44 replies
    Sound Bend Tribune ^ | Jan. 31, 2013 | Eric Hansen
    Of course it ended in a cliffhanger -- and also raised more questions than it put to bed. As the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax saga entered its third week, and with America seemingly desperate to finally look away, Part I of Dr. Phil McGraw's two-part grilling of admitted hoax mastermind Ronaiah Tuiasosopo turned out to be largely an appetizer for Part 2. The Dr. Phil show ended Thursday with McGraw confronting Tuiasosopo about the latter's assertion he was the actual voice of Lennay Kekua. Kekua is the character Tuiasosopo created and Te'o purportedly fell in love with, through on-line contact...
  • Lizzy Seeberg or Manti Te'o's fake dead girlfriend: which ghost haunts Notre Dame the most?

    01/24/2013 3:46:33 PM PST · by mlizzy · 15 replies
    Fighting Irish Thomas ^ | 1-21-13 | Tom O'Toole
    Noting the unusual amount of online chatter linking Manti Te'o, his hoax of a (dead) girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, and Lizzy Seeberg (and perhaps connecting that to my long-held belief that the Fighting Irish would never be national champions again until Notre Dame better reflected its namesake), my wife, Jeanette, told me that "perhaps the good thing about the Kekua-Te'o tale is that it brings the Lizzy Seeberg story back out into the open." Trusting Jeanette's intuition, but not yet grasping the exact connection, I pondered the similarities (and differences) of the trusting girl naively thinking she was getting involved...
  • Manti Te'o's Dead Girlfriend Never Existed

    01/16/2013 3:05:31 PM PST · by LibertyJihad · 57 replies
    Deadspin ^ | January 16, 2013
    Notre Dame's Manti Te'o, the stories said, played this season under a terrible burden. A Mormon linebacker who led his Catholic school's football program back to glory, Te'o was whipsawed between personal tragedies along the way. In the span of six hours in September, as Sports Illustrated told it, Te'o learned first of the death of his grandmother, Annette Santiago, and then of the death of his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua. Kekua, 22 years old, had been in a serious car accident in California, and then had been diagnosed with leukemia. SI's Pete Thamel described how Te'o would phone her in...
  • Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend is the biggest story on Twitter

    01/16/2013 7:28:53 PM PST · by doug from upland · 130 replies
    daily dot ^ | 1-2013
    Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend is the biggest story on Twitter News January 17, 2013 Fernando Alfonso III more articles | email | Twitter — Deadspin published a blockbuster investigation Wednesday night, exposing the relationship between star Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and his girlfriend—who reportedly passed away last year—as a grand hoax. The story has quickly taken over Twitter, which is now inundated with praise for the sports site, jokes at Te'o’s expense, and questions as to the star player’s level of involvement. The investigative piece by Deadspin's Timothy Burke and Jack Dickey reveals how Te'o's relationship with girlfriend Lennay...
  • Manti Te'o Fake Girlfriend.

    01/17/2013 1:52:21 PM PST · by safetysign · 38 replies
    Too funny! Go to link
  • Phonies like Notre Dame's Te'o are media favorites

    01/18/2013 10:11:00 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/18/13 | Emma Karlin
    Just about four months ago the Democrats’ media broke the heartbreaking story of how a double tragedy had struck Manti Te’o a star football player for Norte Dame. The reports told of how Te’o’s grandmother in Hawaii had died and shortly thereafter his girlfriend, the love of his life, had died from injuries sustained in a car accident or leukemia – whichever carried the narrative better during a particular retelling of the story . Te’o’s grandmother Annette Santiago, was real and there is no reason to doubt his deep sense of loss at her death, but the “life” and “death”...
  • At Notre Dame, a fake tragedy gets more tears than a real one

    01/18/2013 4:14:45 AM PST · by Bratch · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2013 | Melinda Henneberger
    So many tears for a fake dead girl, but none for a real one. The death of Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s beautiful, brave girlfriend Lennay Kekua — widely reported by Sports Illustrated, CBS and many other media outlets — was all either an elaborate hoax or worse. And in response, my alma mater held the kind of emotional news conference for the fake dead girl they never held for the real one, Lizzy Seeberg.