The man who hoaxed Manti Te’o has revealed that he is gay and was in love to the college football star during their fake relationship. Ronaiah Tuiasosopo said that he fell ‘deeply, romantically in love’ with the Notre Dame linebacker even though he was playing him for a fool. Tuiasosopo also confirmed that it was him impersonating Te’o’s ‘girlfriend’ Lennay Kekua, even though recordings of their conversations sound high-pitched and feminine.
Comments: We are certainly living in a bizarre world.
#2 must have missed the stern staff admonishment on the last Te´o thread. "Who cares" is a no-no comment.
I still find it impossible to believe that a normal, healthy young college athlete wouldn´t make any effort to meet the girl over a three-year "love affair", or send her flowers when she was in the hospital, or a Valentine.
i agree, who cares. but, just in the spirit of correct english the sentence should read, " it was HE who perpetrated the hoax…)."
maybe "journalists" are lazy, as am i (won´t use caps for responses to articles anywhere) but certainly poor/incorrect grammar is everywhere. isn´t it taught in grammar school anymore? i hear educators making whoppers all the time. hmmm….
I still think this nonsense is a little too pat. Manti was a Heisman front runner because of this endless "death of girlfriend" hype. I just ain´t buying it. This was a planned stunt designed to give the sports "typists" (I don´t think any of them are "writers")red meat to feed their readers and viewers. It takes a campaign to win a Heisman, and this story has all the earmarks of a Potemkin like story to win that campaign.
Sports seems to have gone into full sob-story mode. It is no longer enough to be a good player. One must have a back story as long as one´s arm, to be explored and played against maudlin music, while some droning Jim Nantz type goes on and on and on.....ad nauseum.
Someone decided Te´o needed to be a modern football hero with a dead girlfriend. He should have said no.
His contract to endorse Deer-Antler Spray will be humungous.
Not that size matters.
And he has shifted the SportLite away from his nemesis... Johnny Football.
Heisman Who? It´s all Te´o... All of the time... In every market...
Git yer Red Hot Deer-Antler Spray!!! Endorsed by Te´o... !!! He´s a Quadrillionaire... !!! Lives in Florida next to Tiger Woods!!! Shares hookers with him!!! They both slept with Oprah!!! Don´t even mention a Three-Way!!! ...s/o
(Te´o... Senator Menendez just left you a text message... my bad... Sext message... )
Well, now the liberal media will forgive all. The perpetrator is gay so it´s no longer a hoax... it´s affair of the heart and that´s just okay and so very special. Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Wolf Blitzer and Candy Crowley are already cuing up to have on-screen orgasms.
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