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"No one cares what you know, until they know how much you care." Mark Dantonio
Yep. And ND was supposedly waiting for Te'o to go public with it himself, which was supposed to happen "next week". Except now Te'o's story is that he didn't know it was a hoax until a few hours before Swarbrick's presser when Tuiasisopo's tweets came through.
I wonder if they can get me that discount on that bridge in NYC that is supposedly up for sale?
Wetzel has a pretty good column on it.
From Yahoo! Sports: No evidence has surfaced to suggest Manti Te'o isn't telling the truth that he was involved in the hoax about his fake girlfriend.
Just get the phone records from the marathon calls he had with his unicorn gf, and case over. What's the point of holding a press conference that no one sees? If you're innocent, why try to look guilty by burying your interview on a Friday, at midnight, on a long weekend, and off camera. Even OJ gave better interviews. Tiger came clean in front of people. Teo looks 100 times worse.
And now his timeline conflicts badly with Swarbricks. What a disaster.
This post was edited by Tupes 18 months ago
T'Eo and BSPN......they deserve each other as they are both whores.
THANK YOU SIR..................been saying he's a PATHOLOGICAL LIAR since this started. If I'm an NFL front office exec I don't want this mixed up POS anywhere NEAR my team. Effing joke.
Disagree....they ARE the world wide leaders of bullshit, ineptitude and assholery. Kinda like the leaders and best in AA.
.......Jeremy Schaap should be HUMILIATED and shamed because his Dad NEVER would have sold out like this. I wouldn't doubt if Dick isn't spinning in his grave now.....unreal.
This post was edited by SPARTICUSS 18 months ago
Audio was limited? It's either recording or it's not. What, did they hit pause when he sounding like he was lying?
This post was edited by J T 18 months ago
Not sure that over-long article sheds any light. Phone records exist somewhere. My guess is that negotiations are underway with Tuiasosopo for him to take the fall (and $$) and preserve Teo's draft stock. Hate being a cynic here, but just the fact this interview was done off camera inside IMG agent offices are reminders that they are trying to put this story into a shallow grave very quickly. No tough questions, no revealing answers, no legitimate investigation (yet), only a "tweet" from Tuiasosopo where he supposedly confessed.
Sounds as fake as the girlfriend.
And not one comment on Swarbrick's now-apparent inconsistencies.
Yes, this whole story has officially...
"There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on - shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again."
Wow...just wow. Te'o's comments simply don't jive with Swarbrick's. At best, Te'o is incredibly immature, even child-like, and lied about meeting his girlfriend to cover up his embarrassment and the lie snowballed. Even ththen, he informed ND on December 6th that he was the victim of a hoax and still ran with it in subsequent interviews. At worst he is a pathological liar.
In either scenario, this is likely going to raise some red flags with NFL teams. He is going to be asked about this a lot and NFL teams are going to dig around.
Yesterday's interview was clearly damage control. That is painfuly obvious. Given the circumstances, it was probably about as good as it could get for Te'o but it's still not a good situation for him no matter how you look at it.
The RCMB...is one of the most awful, alarming, inappropriate, disgusting, and offensive msg boards in the history of the internet.
Let me relay a story told me by an attorney I know who represented a guy charged with something major (I want to say murder, but could be wrong). The defendant insisted -- against the attorney's advice -- on testifying before the jury. It's his choice, so there really wasn't anything the attorney could do. So he told the defendant, "Fine. Just one thing: if, when you're being cross-examined, I take a drink of water, STOP TALKING."
Of course, during the trial, the prosecutor started to get the guy twisted into knots during cross-examination. The attorney stood up, went to the water jug (always placed on the prosecution's table ), poured himself a glass of water, and took a good long glug. The defendant said, "No, I never.... " and stopped dead.
Point being, there can be non-verbal signals between Teo & his attorney to let Teo know when he's getting in deep. And whether he's guilty of a crime or not, Teo could easily put himself in a position where every NFL GM watching says, "Yeah, I'll let the next guy take him." Pretty soon, Teo goes from being a 1st round draft pick to 5th, and loses a ton of money on the way down.
People always say, "Well, why do you need an attorney if you didn't do anything wrong?" Ever had your words twisted? That's why.
Thank you, Denicos.
Deadspin apparently has seen the "apology" messages sent from Rhonniah to Te'o and they are claiming that they are obviously photoshopped:
You can clearly see the seam where two of the apology messages were photoshopped. The hell is going on here?
His lawyer was there because it was a money grab and espn trying to save face over getting depantsed by deadspin.
they agreed to what would be asked, when it would air, and no cameras so that Manti's body language wouldnt give away more blantant lies from this kid.
He didnt jive with the AD on knowing it was a hoax when ND said they told him, he said he wasnt part of it but he sure as hell USE IT TO HIS ADVANTAGE and espn didnt ask him about that.
He says HE NEVER TOLD ANYONE that he touched her. Well then your dad sure as hell did because the south bend reporter still has the tape and relistened to it and everything he wrote was told to him exactly as he reported it. That's why the lawyer and his family spent a day getting their stories straight. To bend the truth.
Terrible fake interview.
If he comes out the day it happens and talks to multiple reporters I probably feel bad for the kid and believe him, but this was as calculated as the whole hoax. F ND and F Manti Teo
This post was edited by Bannedmyself 18 months ago
Unfortunately for Te'o, this story just isn't going away.
WHOA! CHESTERTONLEP IS INVOLVED?!?!?!
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
That made me too. I think what it means is that the interview was audiotaped, but the permission to use the tape (i.e., broadcast it) was limited in some fashion.
I couldn't believe when I heard one of the excerpts and he (Te'o) said something along the lines of "so I began tailoring the story to..."
For me that was an absolute bombshell because he admitted to going along with the ruse, but they just read right through it and continued on talking about the interview. It was one of those "wtf" moments where I sat there with my hands out, wondering why that wasn't made a bigger deal of. Does ESPN just not care at all to blow this kid and story up the way they should be?
What's good about it? He completely whitewashes Teo's inconsistencies with "The poor kid told a couple of lies, and everything spun out of control. C'mon, you never told your parents the truth when you were in college." Well, that's one possibility. To say that people can't prove anything different fails to acknowledge that a lot of people (in this thread alone, for heaven's sake) have suggested entire lines of inquiry (Teo's phone bills, Skype records, etc.) that have not been produced by Teo, and are unavailable to people who are -- to put it mildly -- suspicious of Teo's story.
Teo doesn't have to convince everybody, God knows. Things may even be as simple as Wetzel thinks. But skepticism is a reasonable response to Teo's many statements over time.
I thought that account had been taken over by someone new?? wth?
I think its safe to say the Touiasopo is being paid off either way
Dude, somebody has to take the fall. It clearly ain't gonna be Teo.
I don't see where it is photoshopped. Can someone point it out to me?
I dont see the photoshop but like i said a few posts ago, we were told that the lennay acount was taken over by some jokester days ago but NOW its ronaih back at the helm.
come on Teo
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