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@Josh Darius What is the point of the conspiracy? What is the agenda?
To help Manti?
Read the transcript. It makes him sound like a fool. And seriously... he has lost almost all the respect he got in the season.
To help ESPNs credibility?
Their credibility has already taken a serious blow for not noticing the issue sooner. I can't see a good motive here. Indeed, they are probably doing their best to fact check everything now.
I just don't see a point to a conspiracy here. Besides they posted the evidence in the article. There is the apology from the twitterfeed.
2 years ago on Manti Te'o talked about his girlfriend's passing at the Heisman Trophy presentation after finding out it was a hoax
You sound like a "truther". ESPN from the grass knoll.
At this point, the only story here is how no one believes the poor guy. He was just dumb.... not sinister.
This is why people really don't come forward after getting con-ed. Indeed, given the reaction of people... I am not surprised he didn't come forward until after the story broke. No one is that much of a glutton for punishment.
Looks like Teo called out Hansen
JEREMY SCHAAP: It's not the same prior to the 16th. There are a couple of things, Manti, just, I want to ask you, because people said, all right, here are things that don't make sense. And I want to ask you myself. I want to hear it from your mouth. There is a story that's in the South Bend Tribune, which was one of the most comprehensive accounts of your relationship with Lennay Kekua. In it, it describes how you guys physically touched each other and how there was this in-person meeting. Where did that come from?
MANTI TE'O: I think it's all to make the story better.
JEREMY SCHAAP: You didn't tell Eric Hanson that you had touched her hand at some meeting?
MANTI TE'O: No. I'd never told anybody that I've touched her hand.
2 years ago on South Bend Tribune writer speaks out about his trust of Manti Te'o
Read the transcript... its posted on ESPN
"I don't know. She kept bringing that up. So on Dec. 21st, we haven't talked, because I told her, "Hey, she died. I'm not believing anything until I see it." On Dec. 21st, she text me. She's like, "You want proof, here's the proof." She sends me the picture."
Looks like he didn't believe the December 6th call.
He says... "I'm thinking a lot of things; OK. So this could be a prank. She died, and all these guys are trying to pull a prank on me, or is she still alive? What is going on? What's going on?"