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This is too good not to share. SIAP
This post was edited by BigD4UT 15 months ago
If he in fact turns out to be homosexual, I have a feeling the new pop-culture Internet term 'Kekua" is going to be he new term for a "beard."
Like, oh that's just his Kekua...
And as an aside, IF it is true that he is gay, its really sad that he felt that either his family, his religion, his team, or some combination of the three would not approve or would view him as less of a person.
Musburger said, "Wow, I'm telling you, quarterbacks – you get all the good-looking women. ..." While Notre Dame linebackers are left with fake online girlfriends.
Notre Dame sent someone to videotape an interview with a guy who set up a fundraising site in honor of Te'o and Lennay, and this was after the NC game.
But, but, but, Swarbrick said ND knew about the hoax on Dec. 26.
"But if you're a young Hawaiian boy with aspirations of winning the Heisman one day, take your football, go out in the back yard and play catch with your imaginary friend. While doing so, see if your imaginary friend has an imaginary girl you can "date" online for over a year and then kill to get sympathy votes."
Yeah, besides the shitty fact-checking by Thamel due to time constraints, the story is just so unbelievable.
Yes, how many 22 year olds take over in an executive position in a construction company after her 50+ year old father died, all the while, flying to New Zealand to work with kids.
Holy shit, didn't even take 24 hours for facts to surface that Swarbrick was lying the entire press conference.
I wonder if his career expectancy should now be measured in hours.
Brian Kelly should've taken the NFL gig...ND's about to become a punch-line in the CFB world & this story may only get worse
Oh my. This will not end well. There is just no way it does.
Perfect. Deloss steps in as ND's AD, Mack retires when Texas gets a new AD, and Deloss brings ND to the Big12.
Per former VP of player personnel for Dallas Cowboys Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt):
"Manti scheduled to talk to media on Feb. 23 at #nflcombine. He's not required to be there. If he shows, will top huge crowd Cam (Newton) drew in 2011."
Just enough time for Manti, ND, and the others involved to get their story straight.
I knew Swarbrick was lying. He said Te'o might speak "Thursday." Feb. 23 is a Saturday.
I was just shaking my head after his press conference when everybody just kind of ran with the "fact" that ND found out about it on Dec. 26.
HAVE WE LEARNED NOTHING??
Nobody, nobody in the national media seemed to raise an eyebrow at that statement. Instead they just ate it up just like they did the whole gf story.
Matt Hayes @Matt_HayesSN
Alema Te'o, uncle of #Manti, explains what he believes happened. Another strange twist: http://bit.ly/WLEZEe
If you don't want to listen and would prefer a quick synopsis--
Uncle thinks Tuiasosopo was trying to get money.
"Alema Te’o said Tuiasosopo talked extensively about Lennay Kekua, the woman Manti Te’o came to know as his girlfriend, and told the Te’o family he was trying to raise money for a friend of hers who also had leukemia and attended Stanford. According to Alema Te’o, Tuiasosopo made the monetary request seems as if it was Kekua’s dying wish. Kekua died on Sept. 12 following a short battle with leukemia. The disease was discovered after Kekua had been injured in a car accident with a drunk driver."
So this guy blatantly lies to you and you do nothing?
The Te'o family can't be this stupid.
The national media have become Mack Brown where their job is concerned. You have to go to places like DeadSpin and 247Sports for the truth.
The national media is dead to me. Lets hope they go off of life support soon for everyone else. Then again, a lot of people may like Pravda.
As more people come forward to talk about how Te'o was duped, more reports come out listing the times Te'o kept the story alive despite being alerted it was a hoax.
It's such a tragedy, a tragedy I tell you, that the single most trusting human being can't answer questions and has to rely on his "adviser' to tell us that Te'o is most upset that his family members are victims suffering from the hoax.
Emmert has it all wrong when he says, "[I]t's hard to tell where the facts lie at this point."
No, no, no, no, no, Mr. NCAA president. The facts don't lie. Te'o and Swarbrick do.
"Swarbrick says university officials understand there is more to be learned, but that based on knowing Te'o, he believes the linebacker is a victim. He says he will continue to believe that until given "compelling evidence to the contrary."
Looks like Swarbrick is trying to give Notre Dame an out.
After ND knew about the hoax and still sent someone to videotape the sad fan about his fundraiser in honor of Te'o and Kekua, and posted the video on the ND youtube site the day before the Deadspin story came out.
The best way for Swarbrick to give ND a way out is to say, "Man, I totally screwed this up by not insisting the story be refuted immediately upon learning of the hoax. My bad. I resign. Please don't hold my mistakes against the school or its ruling body, since I did not report this matter to them."
Edit: It's interesting that a lawyer would use the term "compelling evidence' in connection with a matter of reputation.
There are three levels of burdens of proof in trials:
1) preponderance of the evidence (i.e. 50.00001%);
2) clear and convincing (a standard for determining such things as whether punitive damages are warranted or [i] whether actual malice has been shown in a defamation action brought by a public figure or against someone reporting on a subject of public concern; and
3) beyond a reasonable doubt (the burden on the state to prove a crime).
Swarbrick very much wants this out of the ordinary civil standard of preponderance of the evidence. He wants us to believe in the innocence of Te'o and himself unless the evidence against Te'o is compelling.
Well, him repeating the story several times after he knew it was false is pretty compelling, Jack, you lying, deceitful asshole.
This guy has the right attitude, calling it what it is -- at least three weeks of failure to disclose fraud by Notre Dame. Maybe most of us weren't damaged by it, but that doesn't change the fact that Swarbrick was a part of an agreement to remain silent about a huge lie that had been foisted on the public.
This post was edited by bierce 15 months ago
The newest story...
Per Honolulu Star-Advertiser from Te'o family, the imaginary gf faked her death to avoid drug dealers...
Question for the next 24 hours--is Jeremy Schaap just a complete suck up or what?
He took an interview of Te'o without cameras. "When (people) hear the facts, they'll know," Te'o said. "They'll know that there is no way that I could be part of this."
In the article referring to the interview, there is no indication that Schaap confronted Te'o with questions about why he persisted in the story after December 6. If Schaap failed to ask Te'o any questions about why he persisted with the story, then no one should ever bother to read his tripe again.
When Schaap said that on SC I couldn't stop laughing for about 5 minutes.
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