Having had a similar experience happen to my 18 year old daughter a few years
ago, I totally believe Manti and feel for him. I was duped as was my daughter
and it is humiliating and hurtful. We are all a little naive and trusting and I
think people who do this are sick. In our case it was a 26 year old
5'2" hispanic man who preyed on my daughter using the LDS Church lingo,
doctrine and her trust in those things. SICKOS out there!!
Poor Manti. Not!To be taken in by an on-line phony is one thing. To milk
it for copious amounts of color commentary is quite another.I have no
sympathy for Manti Te'o. He used us as his fans, just like he was
allegedly used by a false persona.
His soul mate and love of his life dies and Manti never goes to her funeral???
Too many questions and not enough answers!!!
LivinLarge:I thought that was bizarre, even sort of cold, when I
heard about back in September. Something seems "fishy" about all of
Interview with Sports Illustrated, Sep 23, 2012SI: How did you meet
her?TE'O: We met just, ummmm, just she knew my cousin. And kind of
saw me there so. Just kind of regular. SI: How long were you dating? I
know that can be a complicated question.TE'O: Oct. 15 was the
official date. Of last year. I've known her for four years. So we've
been friends.SI: So you dated for about a year.TE'O: Yeah.Four years and only online? Pardon me if I have my doubts.If Te'o was in on this hoax, and now he is trying to portray himself as
the victim, someone needs to counsel him that it is best to come clean now.
Don't Lance Armstrong this thing.
Possibly this fellow does not choose to have a girlfriend.His story kept
all the women, who generally chase a college player....AWAY.
My brother-in-law was divorced and wanted to try online dating. He was computer
illiterate, so he asked his sister to go online for him. She (posing as him)
found a divorced woman (who I'll call Sally) who seemed compatible. They
corresponded for a few weeks before the sister, feeling guilty, disclosed that
it was she, rather than the brother, that Sally had been exchanging messages
with. Sally then revealed that she was not the person she claimed to be, but
was actually Sally's sister. Both women had gone online posing as their
siblings. My brother-in-law met and eventually married Sally. True story.
Ya'll who say you doubt Manti, better be careful, because you do not know
what happened, yeah, you are welcome to your opinion, but that is all it is.
Nothing more, nothing less, so just leave the kid alone, and let time take its
course. Truth has a way of making it our of the shadows.
"catfishing"......Who in the world came up with THAT?!?!?!?!?Cat-fishing is what you do to CATCH aspecies of fish!The term is
"pulling the wool over your eyes".......
I believe the correct word is "CAT-PHISHING". Phishing refers to the
very common practice of "Fishing" for anyone-the elderly, vunerable
person to "hook" into a scam. The term "Phishing" sounds the
same, however is spelled differently.Government agencies that are
assigned to protect innocent persons are familiar with this term.