Well the dam broke and all hell let loose on Manti Te’o and his imaginary dead girlfriend who just happened to call him last December – sorta just to say hello and by the way I’m not dead. Seems everyone’s All American Boy and Notre Dame Football Captain was the victim of a really cruel hoax that lasted a long time.
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All of this is very, very odd. Everyone with a girlfriend has a picture of her usually displayed right on the student desk or bureau – I think or maybe in one’s wallet which guys usually flash around. How can you go to college with coeds for 4 years and not at least date one girl – well maybe he did. I don’t want to dig into Manti’s personal life but here’s a guy larger than life who every kid into sports knows about.
After the call from his dead girlfriend Manti calls the ND administration who immediately hire a private investigator who uncovers the scam and the chuckles they got out of the continuing fraud. Why would anyone do this and how can anyone be so naive. Maybe Manti has always lived an insulated existence even at Notre Dame. I’m sure Robby Toma his best friend could shed further light on this.
What’s interesting is Manti would ask the Stanford football players if they knew her. Also a Pro Player for the Arizona Cardinals – Reagan Mauia says he does knows her.
Anyhow the damage done. Manti should come really, really clean and the Private Investigation notes and summary should be released immediately.
Too bad – a really nice person and personal story destroyed and only a nightmare remains.