Thursday (Manti Te'o and a 'girlfriend' he never met in person) edition: Wha' Happened?
- Blog Post by: Michael Rand
- January 17, 2013 - 9:55 AM
What I will tell you, this was exclusively an online relationship. ... When I first talked to Manti on the 27th about this and we went through it and I asked him to take me to the beginning, he began by saying we met on. I said, what do you mean you met on? It was an online meeting. He used the verb "we met," and he was referring to an online meeting. He responded to an online inquiry. That was the first time he met her. And as part of the hoax, several meetings were set up where Lennay never showed, including some in Hawaii.
Sorry. Te'o is a first-team academic All-American. Sure, he's still young and perhaps naive. But nobody in their right mind would be duped for this long.
Read the entire Swarbrick transcript.
Then go back and read the entire Deadspin report.
Then tell us: Was Te'o a victim or a co-conspirator in all of this?
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