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Death and the made-up
New York Post, by Andrea Peyser

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/21/2013 4:56:52 AM

Why am I not convinced? Ex-Notre Dame football linebacker Manti Te’o claims he’s a gigantic rube. He fell in love with a girl he met nearly four years ago on Facebook — whom he never laid eyes upon and never touched, he told ESPN on Friday. The phantom gal pal had no birth certificate, Social Security number, driver’s license, tattoos or credit-card debt. You’d think a guy would at least want to check if the love of his life had visible blemishes. Or a pulse. But this babe was never born. She never Googled. And she never died.

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It was all about the Heisman.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/21/2013 5:27:46 AM     (No. 9129336)

Andrea´s last paragraph accuses the NRA of attacking Secret Service protection for Obama´s daughters. No, the NRA was referring to the 11 armed guards at Sidwell Friends School, who are school employees.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/21/2013 6:15:36 AM     (No. 9129364)

I don´t get why the nosy media didn´t dig into this supposed woman at the time she supposedly died.Some people are saying he´ll fall out of the first round,I doubt it,some win hungry team will take a chance.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 1/21/2013 8:15:19 AM     (No. 9129511)

Ok, the guy´s a dope. He plays football.

Next?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/21/2013 8:47:36 AM     (No. 9129563)

Te´o is an academic all american. Not a dope.
I continue to point the finger at Notre Dame, especially their AD, an attorney, by the way, who has been vouching for Te´o.
I also blame the news media folks who were especially gullible by not following up on a story that was pretty easy to follow up on.
The non existent girl played volley ball for Stanford. How difficult would it have been to interview the volley ball coach at Stanford, or the girl´s teammates? That would have been easy, quick, and logical.
How difficult would it have been to google the girl´s obituary, to see if Te´o was mentioned? In a matter of a few hours, Te´o´s lies would have been shown as that.
This case is a sad illustration about the laziness of modern day journalists. It also helps explain why President Hologram will be sworn in to his second term as president.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 1/21/2013 9:47:12 AM     (No. 9129688)

Anybody who has a "girlfriend" he´s never seen (and he´s not in prison.) is a dope.

Academic scores not withstanding.

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