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That's a bigoted point of view you own.
It is demeaning to claim that because someone has done something so fucked up, that he must be gay. You'd rather declare him gay than mentally troubled...as if being gay is worse.
If Teo is in the closet and this whole thing came about because he is scarred of being outed, then it gives him a reason to have lied, other than just being an asshole. Although, it does not excuse him and no matter what he made many idiotic choices. And people are not claiming he is gay because he did something awful, but because in the scheme of things it makes sense.
Bigoted? I'm probably one of the most open-minded people on this board.
Sounds like you'd rather declare him mentally troubled than grasp the simple premise that he made up the story of a girlfriend to hide his homosexuality. Instead, you'd rather assume he's mentally troubled, as so many people like you have done to gay people in the past.
The story was very intriguing the first 24 hours, now I'm tired of it.
I've never heard Teo speak does he sound gay?
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I think the problem is there doesn't appear to be any sort of payoff on the horizon... Unless Tuiasosopo says/reveals something jaw-dropping when he goes on Dr. Phil, it just feels like the story has run its course
He sounds a lot like I'd expect you to sound. NTTAWWT.
What does a gay person sound like?
Have you ever heard Brian Boitano being interviewed? Compare that to Ray Lewis. I think you'll see where I'm going...
So what does that say for the majority of gay people who don't sound like Brian Boitano?
This post was edited by J T 15 months ago
They skate like ray lewis.
You seem eerily offended by this. So a good number of the contributors in this thread suggested that Te'o is gay and thats the reason for the fake girlfriend but I asked whether he sounds gay and now you're offended? LOL...okay chief...
1-There is no link anywhere in this thread that quotes a teammate talking about his interactions with women. There may be links to articles that comment on that in a broad or vague sense but no one outside of his immediate family has commented on it (with a direct quote).
2-I'm not "insisting on it" (my use of the term what other explanation is there was hyperbole) I'm entirely open to other explanations, as are other posters, why are you obsessing over people thinking that may be an angle and as a result interpreting that they must hate gay people as a result? One does not follow the other. But it certainly does appear he has gone to great lengths to cover something up, perhaps it is something minor that he has allowed to snowball, but no one is sitting him down and pressing the obvious questions. Certainly he has been asked why he didn't visit her, but his response is simply "I didn't think about it" and they move right on to the next question without pressing the matter.
3-I have no idea wtf you are talking about with respect to me hating minorities and/or gay people, provide evidence or please engage with reality, consistent with my prior comment on this point.
All of that said this story I am entirely willing to let this story die, if Te'o or people in his circle would quit giving interviews that contradict things and/or simply don't pass the smell test. When they do that, and journalists like Schapp or Couric etc don't press the most obvious of questions well, the story is going to continue to have legs.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by vator88 15 months ago
what do you mean YOU people?
Please explain how I sound offended, or "eerily offended" for that matter. You said something to stir the pot and I simply played along.
For you to claim that I'm eerily offended, it would be like me saying you are a homophobe by your original comment. And I really doubt you are.
Dr. Phil has Tui set up for a double-header on Thursday and Friday:
Dr. Phil has galvanized millions of people to 'get real.' Find out more about him and his show.
Wait. So this chick wasn't real all along? I sent that bastard a comfort food gift basket after I found out. I am pissed
What? To me the gay thing is a quest for an understandable explanation. I haven't seen it made into a "worse" motive by anyone, nor "because he did something fucked up. It's discussed because it's plausible. That didn't make people bigots, it makes them people who recognize that there's enough bigotry that one might go to great lengths to hide it.
EDIT: Wow that post was old. Oops. Nothing to see here.
This post was edited by Dolph Ziggler 15 months ago
shut up, gaylord.
Teo's reaction to hearing that the media was sniffing around the story of his fake gf.? Get those marketing deals signed STAT!
"One of the lingering questions regarding the question-plentiful Manti Te’o imbroglio arises from the decision to delay disclosing the fake dead girlfriend story long enough to be scooped by Deadspin.
"A league source tells PFT that the reason, as these reasons often do, arises from dollars and cents.
"Te’o's camp, per the source, was attempting aggressively to nail down marketing deals before the story broke, with among other things major shoe and apparel companies."
One of the lingering questions regarding the question-plentiful Manti Teo imbroglio arises from the decision to delay disclosing the fake dead girlfriend story long enough to be scooped by Deadspin.
Thank you, Denicos.
I think he has way more options now than he did before the story broke. Who better to be the spokesperson for ESPN Fantasy Football next season? Or a background check website? Or Skype? The possibilities are endless.
They'd probably not make a plan and follow through, or save the ladies' day, and a few other things
From the blog Dr. Saturday: Ever since the world found out that Manti Te’o’s deceased girlfriend never actually existed, the former Notre Dame linebacker has become a national joke. And now the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are mocking him to push … Continue reading →
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo tells Dr. Phil (who else?) that relationship with Te'o was "romantic" http://wp.me/p14QSB-75rS
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