Re: Manti Te'o didn't really have a dead girlfriend
Originally Posted by dougdirt
Well, in theory, he could have just been lying so he didn't have to admit being in an exclusive online relationship. But yeah, I wouldn't buy that either, at least not that far into it.
It's not just that he claimed to meet her in person on more than one occasion. After he knew it was a hoax, he continued in national interviews to act as if he was in mourning, even at the Heisman presentation and on the eve of the BCS championship game. He didn't start the fire, but he didn't put it out either. Actually, he threw gasoline on it.
"I talked to an advance scout that told me if Joey Votto and Albert Pujols were on the same team he'd advise his team to do the unthinkable...pitch around Votto to get to Pujols." - Buster Olney, ESPN