Originally Posted by traderumor
The whole gay speculation is really unnecessary to this story. While I get it is probably taboo for him on several fronts, I'm not sure what folks carrying on about that as a possible motive when I don't think there was any mention of that in the facts presented thus far, its just potshotting. So what if he is?
I think its a fair question. Why would someone go to the lengths that Manti did if there wasn't an underlying issue? It was a 3 year relationship with someone who he "never met" who he "never face timed/Skype'd". Couple that with the issue of Manti being the BMOC. He was a highly touted recruit coming in and it wasn't exactly like he was chop liver on the field during his first season or two. I don't know what the official Mormon stance on homosexuality, but I know that it would contradict with what the Catholic stance on it is (not saying its wrong).
Was this elaborate hoax used to hide something? Was it an attention grab? What was it? Manti has some explaining to do. Would it matter if he is gay, absolutley, but I think it would have been more difficult for ND to promote him the way they did over the past year +.