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Old 01-19-2013, 04:16 PM   #230
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Default Re: Deadspin: Manti Teos Dead Girlfriend is a hoax

I actually believe Te'o got catfished. I also believe he embellished his relationship to avoid ridicule and maybe earn some sympathy.

I just think it's not Schaap's place to give his opinion after the interview in this case (he got access in exchange for unusual restrictions). He and his audience would have been better served just playing the audio and letting people reach their own conclusions. Te'o doesn't need a stenographer if he wants to talk.

Ironically some in the media are uncritically parroting the latest sob story which is what started this fiasco in the first place...

If I'm Te'o's agent, I'd try to get him in a self-deprecating e-Harmony ad if he really wants this to blow over...
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