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Oprah's going to be pissed.
From Deadspin's latest...
Here's what Dr. Phil told Today's Mike Taibbi about Roanaiah's feelings for Te'o:
Here we have a young man that fell deeply, romantically in love. I asked him straight up, "Was this a romantic relationship with you?" And he says yes. I said, "Are you then therefore gay?" And he said, "When you put it that way, yes." And then he caught himself and said, "I am confused."
The Today segment also asserted that it was in fact Ronaiah and not a female accomplice that Te'o was speaking with on the phone with when he thought he was talking to "Lennay." Ronaiah also told McGraw that Te'o was "absolutely, unequivocally" not involved in carrying out the hoax.
This post was edited by Big Doug 18 months ago
Must suck being a studly looking guy like Matt (Stafford or Ryan), even dudes are probably falling for them
Ronaiah still claiming Te'o was not in on it at all. How could he believe this guy was a woman on the phone for years. Not one slip up by Ronaiah? Perfectly in character the whole time?
"You can't spell romantic without manti"
OK, so there was no woman involved even though it was reported last week that there was? What about the voicemails that we heard last week? The ones that relatives said were definitely from a cousin of Ronaiah's named Tino?
So... now we're back to Tuipapasito faking a girls voice for hours on end, over the course of hundreds/thousands of phone calls?
If Tuisoapasso was able to fake it with Te'o, then are his relatives just confused over who's voice they hear on those voicemails?
And apparently Tui's girly voice sounds identical to his cousin Tino's voice.
All the butt sex was clouding Teo's judgement
...how dare you bring critical thought to this discussion. you should be buying the story they're telling you without challenge.
Seriously, though...what's with people believing what they're being told. Teo is mentally ill and it appears that this Ronaiah guy is, as well. They shouldn't be trusted.
Yeah, this reeks of Ronaiah covering for Manti - a theory that is only reinforced by the fact that he admitted he was/is in love with him.
I saw a brief cliff hanger clip yesterday of Dr. Phil asking Ronaiah to do the Lennay voice for him, but they didn't show whether he did it or not. No way did he carry on talking like that for 500 hours of phone conversations.
Homosexuality is still a mental illness?
I just assumed he was talking about people who engage in fake online relationship and then lie to the national media repeatedly about it, not being gay.
Thank you, Denicos.
Well, there's one half of the puzzle solved. Time for Manti to step up and come out of the closet as well.
There are many people in this thread that suggest that Teo is acting out this way because he is gay. To these people, gay people are mentally ill and their postings are demeaning to gay people and all of the athletes in this country that have had to go to considerable lengths to conceal their gay identity.
With regards to Teo...Bottom line is that he has a mental illness and that is the only reason that explains his actions in carrying out this hoax. His sexual orientation is not a reason at all.
Care to define the mental illness Teo has? You've been expostulating on it throughout the thread. What are we talking about? Depression? Mania? Schizophrenia? Bipolar? OCD? What?
Sooo. What you're really saying is that they are perfectly sane and we should believe everything they say.
You're not trolling this guy anymore!
I must be crazy to be in a loony bin like this.
huh? you're not making much sense...
i re-read it with sarcasm and still am a bit
So much authoritative insight! You're like... half analyst, and half therapist.
More like L. Ron Hubbard.
Man, you are so confused.
You're a clown
Dr Archer offers one take...there are many more out there. I suggest all of you in this thread that have been demeaning the plight of gay people take a step back and take note of your actions. Shame on you!
How what happened to Manti Teo could happen to anyone in the Internet age. By Dale Archer, M.D....
So anyone who questions if Manti Te'o is gay or not believes that gay people are "mentally ill" and questioning Manti Te'o's sexuality is "demeaning to gay people"?
More like 1/3rd analyst, 1/3rd therapist, 1/3rd internet message board troll
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