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06:08 PM ET 01.17 | Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te'o is in the middle of one of the biggest scandals to ever hit college football. While we are all trying to pick up the pieces of this story and figure out what exactly went down, Te'o stands behind his statement that he was the victim of a hoax and has yet to face the media publicly. As more time passes, Te'o is beginning to look less and less like a victim and more like an individual who had some involvement in this disgusting hoax. Te'o played up the story of his girlfriend to the nation and to his teammates. The story doesn't add up to the public, but what about to those who were with Te'o every day in the team's locker room? Well, it appears that they weren't buying it either. ESPN's Bob Holtzman was speaking on College Football Live and he spoke with a teammate that said many in the locker room were suspicious of the story and Te'o played it up because he was enjoying the attention. FanSided.com has the comments.

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January 17, 2013  11:22 PM ET

Hopefully we hit the bottom of this particular pit, and soon.

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January 17, 2013  11:47 PM ET

This situation is so bizarre, I keep waiting for the punchline or for Ashton Kutcher to announce we've all been Punk'd.

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January 18, 2013  12:34 AM ET

I promise that I will only post a couple thousand more times on this topic.

Imagine if I had told you jabronies 3 months ago that Manti t'eo's girlfriend didn't die of leukemia and the whole thing was made up? You would be all over me. So when I say the Sandy Hook massacre didn't happen, think about THAT.

No ambulances, no kids taken to the hospitals, no injured kids, no blood, no bodies, and "parents" smiling and laughing before their public statements on the massacre calling for compassion and prayers for the "killer's" family. Not real.

January 18, 2013  01:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I promise that I will only post a couple thousand more times on this topic. Imagine if I had told you jabronies 3 months ago that Manti t'eo's girlfriend didn't die of leukemia and the whole thing was made up? You would be all over me. So when I say the Sandy Hook massacre didn't happen, think about THAT.No ambulances, no kids taken to the hospitals, no injured kids, no blood, no bodies, and "parents" smiling and laughing before their public statements on the massacre calling for compassion and prayers for the "killer's" family. Not real.

ok. i'll bite. what would be the motive for faking sandy hook. gun control?

January 18, 2013  01:07 AM ET

back to the main topic. am i to understand that the bmoc at nd had a cyber girlfriend? and was led to believe she died? is that it?

January 18, 2013  01:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I promise that I will only post a couple thousand more times on this topic. Imagine if I had told you jabronies 3 months ago that Manti t'eo's girlfriend didn't die of leukemia and the whole thing was made up? You would be all over me. So when I say the Sandy Hook massacre didn't happen, think about THAT.No ambulances, no kids taken to the hospitals, no injured kids, no blood, no bodies, and "parents" smiling and laughing before their public statements on the massacre calling for compassion and prayers for the "killer's" family. Not real.

GTH, here is a perfect example of schizophrenia:

haha

January 18, 2013  01:28 AM ET

As an ND fan and grad I find this whole Manti Te'o affair pretty comical. If this was any other school it would have been a "footnote" on the back page of the sports section. ND really does bring out the passion in the media and fans...

January 18, 2013  01:52 AM ET
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As an ND fan and grad I find this whole Manti Te'o affair pretty comical. If this was any other school it would have been a "footnote" on the back page of the sports section. ND really does bring out the passion in the media and fans...

Agreed. The kid really seemed to like to play it up in the interviews. If he wasn't going to Notre Dame, there wouldn't have been that much interest in him and his tragic love story.

January 18, 2013  02:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

As an ND fan and grad I find this whole Manti Te'o affair pretty comical. If this was any other school it would have been a "footnote" on the back page of the sports section. ND really does bring out the passion in the media and fans...

Hey, you guys keep claiming to be the highest profile team in CFB. Talk about the storied history and tradition, and how your standards are highest of the high. When the leader of your football team decides to act like an attention whoore, or at the very least a trusting, gullible, naive dude, then you will have to deal with attention like this.

January 18, 2013  02:31 AM ET
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This is gonna go on for awhile most likely. After all, this is ND - right? They say things come in "3s" so ...1) Blown out in NCG 2) Te'o nonexistant GF 3) ?????

I agree...

1. Finished 12-1 and played for the National Championship for the first time in 24 years.
2. Te'o becomes the most award winning player in college football history.
3. ???

January 18, 2013  02:35 AM ET
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Hey, you guys keep claiming to be the highest profile team in CFB. Talk about the storied history and tradition, and how your standards are highest of the high. When the leader of your football team decides to act like an attention whoore, or at the very least a trusting, gullible, naive dude, then you will have to deal with attention like this.

Ice, the attention doesn't bother me at all. The only people that keep shoving it in front of us are the ones that essentially hate ND (or reporters that are too lazy to seek out real news). If there was a crime committed I would understand the media frenzy to "crucify" ND but this appears to be a case of bad judgement by a kid who seemed to crave the national attention he was getting. Am I missing something...?

January 18, 2013  02:54 AM ET
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Ice, the attention doesn't bother me at all. The only people that keep shoving it in front of us are the ones that essentially hate ND (or reporters that are too lazy to seek out real news). If there was a crime committed I would understand the media frenzy to "crucify" ND but this appears to be a case of bad judgement by a kid who seemed to crave the national attention he was getting. Am I missing something...?

Sounds about right. But you know as well as I do, in this day and age, stupid stuff sells. People go nuts over it. The fact that this one includes the highest profile domer, makes it that much more of a topic. Pretty sad if you ask me. All the way around.

January 18, 2013  02:56 AM ET
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Ice, the attention doesn't bother me at all. The only people that keep shoving it in front of us are the ones that essentially hate ND (or reporters that are too lazy to seek out real news). If there was a crime committed I would understand the media frenzy to "crucify" ND but this appears to be a case of bad judgement by a kid who seemed to crave the national attention he was getting. Am I missing something...?

Speaking of possible crimes committed.....did Notre Dame hire "Independent Investigators" to look into the alleged rape allegations?

January 18, 2013  03:01 AM ET
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Speaking of possible crimes committed.....did Notre Dame hire "Independent Investigators" to look into the alleged rape allegations?

MJ there was never an accusation of rape. The girl in question accused the young man of touching her breast through her clothes. If that is rape then I (and probably you too) should have been incarcerated during our college days. It is unfortunate that this girl chose to end her life and I would never "blame" the victim but I can assure you (as an ND grad) that if there had been more than that justice would have been swift.

January 18, 2013  03:25 AM ET
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MJ there was never an accusation of rape. The girl in question accused the young man of touching her breast through her clothes. If that is rape then I (and probably you too) should have been incarcerated during our college days. It is unfortunate that this girl chose to end her life and I would never "blame" the victim but I can assure you (as an ND grad) that if there had been more than that justice would have been swift.

Fair enough. I just heard the talking heads posing this question today and I really didn't hear enough to fully understand the context.

Sorry bout that.

January 18, 2013  03:35 AM ET

Somewhere in Texas Lance Armstrong has to be feeling good about coming out clean while the Manti Teo story keeps overshadowing his wrong doings with drug doping.

 
January 18, 2013  03:42 AM ET
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ok. i'll bite. what would be the motive for faking sandy hook. gun control?

Yes. I've read a couple of blog posts about Sandy Hook being a government conspiracy as a way to pass much more strict gun laws.
In my book, it's just a little more proof thta at least 1 in 4 people on this planet are complete morons.

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