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Jaccobabe 17-01-2013 11:35

American Soccer Star makes up dead girlfriend
 
http://deadspin.com/5976517/manti-te...ason-is-a-hoax



This is really really interesting. I don't believe for a second he wasn't in on it.
Will be interesting to see what happens next. If anything will.
Story is extremely well written

fruitloop27 17-01-2013 13:15

That is one long read but...wow. Utterly bonkers.
I can't believe he never met the woman in all the time they were supposed to be 'together', so I find it hard to believe he wasn't in on it.

dee123 17-01-2013 13:19

American Football.

Cryolemon 17-01-2013 14:33

I do wonder how much he knew, and when he knew it. It's quite possible he found out, but went along with it out of embarrassment at being set up by his friend.

I also wonder what punishment can really be given if he was in one it, although the NCAA aren't known for logic on such issues...

Jaccobabe 17-01-2013 14:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by fruitloop27 (Post 63638615)
That is one long read but...wow. Utterly bonkers.
I can't believe he never met the woman in all the time they were supposed to be 'together', so I find it hard to believe he wasn't in on it.

It was a long read, but well worth it (IMO)
They're speculating on him being gay which is not unlikely, just sad if he feels like he has to do such a thing.

Of course pretending to have a gf is one thing but to kill her off is quite another. Bit weird to say the least...

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Originally Posted by dee123 (Post 63638677)
American Football.

Sorry about that. Always confuses me :(

misslibertine 17-01-2013 18:27

What a strange tale!

NotaTypo 17-01-2013 23:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by dee123 (Post 63638677)
American Football.

Hand Egg:D

dee123 18-01-2013 08:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaccobabe (Post 63639863)
It was a long read, but well worth it (IMO)
They're speculating on him being gay which is not unlikely, just sad if he feels like he has to do such a thing.

Of course pretending to have a gf is one thing but to kill her off is quite another. Bit weird to say the least...



Sorry about that. Always confuses me :(

Not a problem :)

AdelaideGirl 18-01-2013 08:35

Very odd but it will make for a much more interesting TV movie.

Verence 18-01-2013 09:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by NotaTypo (Post 63653029)
Hand Egg:D

Armoured American Throwball

DeanDS 18-01-2013 20:04

Actually the best bit of this story is Deadspins response to Donald Trump congratulating them

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer...teo-story.html

He tweets them offering his congratulations, they reply @realDonaldTrump Go f*** yourself

Jaccobabe 24-01-2013 07:08

Story still very much alive. They had a piece about this on CNN this morning.

Apparently he keeps saying he didn't know anything about this and really loved this girl (he never met), and that she "died" in September, and then she called him in December and said she faked her own death because of some drug dealers, and that's when he got suspicious and told the Notre Dame management about it and they started investigating. Hmm...

dorydaryl 24-01-2013 10:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaccobabe (Post 63817859)
Story still very much alive. They had a piece about this on CNN this morning.

Apparently he keeps saying he didn't know anything about this and really loved this girl (he never met), and that she "died" in September, and then she called him in December and said she faked her own death because of some drug dealers, and that's when he got suspicious and told the Notre Dame management about it and they started investigating. Hmm...

Sounds like he's digging himself a deeper hole.

Keyser Soze 24-01-2013 11:30

It's a really odd story. One of the strange aspects is that if he knew about it all being a fabrication, why did he continue with the pretence? By the sounds of it, he's very good at his sport, so would've got noticed any way.

Agent Krycek 24-01-2013 11:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaccobabe (Post 63817859)
Story still very much alive. They had a piece about this on CNN this morning.

Apparently he keeps saying he didn't know anything about this and really loved this girl (he never met), and that she "died" in September, and then she called him in December and said she faked her own death because of some drug dealers, and that's when he got suspicious and told the Notre Dame management about it and they started investigating. Hmm...

Well, it's certainly more inventive then 'the dog ate my homework', but about as believable mind you.

KimberleyEscada 24-01-2013 23:05

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaccobabe (Post 63637109)
http://deadspin.com/5976517/manti-te...ason-is-a-hoax



This is really really interesting. I don't believe for a second he wasn't in on it.
Will be interesting to see what happens next. If anything will.
Story is extremely well written

Thank you for posting this, I read it the day you did but haven't replied until now.

I'm not sure I believe the guy was hoaxed. He claims to have been madly in love with the girl. Surely if somebody you love is dying, you would make it a priority to go visit that person in hospital?!
I know the excuse for missing her funeral, is that he had a game and she had told him to play, but again, surely you would want to visit the grave and lay flowers, or meet the family of the girl you supposedly love so much?

AdelaideGirl 24-01-2013 23:22

I guess it depends how far away she was suposed to live? America is a pretty big country but probably would have been more convincing if she'd lived overseas. No still not convincing. What I don't get is why? Except to make Mormons look stupid?

Tfan26 25-01-2013 14:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by DeanDS (Post 63669682)
Actually the best bit of this story is Deadspins response to Donald Trump congratulating them

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer...teo-story.html

He tweets them offering his congratulations, they reply @realDonaldTrump Go f*** yourself

Never liked Trump, awful and arrogant.


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