Manti Te'O's fake relationship with his imaginary girlfriend sounded deeper, more meaningful and passionate than most real relationships...— Bret Easton Ellis (@BretEastonEllis) January 17, 2013
4.nancy said on January 17, 2013 at 8:15 am
Doesn’t anyone think there’s at least a halfway decent chance he was in on the deception? He was a top-five Heisman candidate, and it wouldn’t surprise me if he thought a little human-interest angle might have put him over the top.
9.nancy said on January 17, 2013 at 9:15 am
I think he’s gay. This is the tragically-dead-girlfriend plot from the gay canon: “I cannot marry, for you see, I have this tragically dead girlfriend. My heart was buried with her. So no, I won’t agree to be fixed up with your sister, for I no longer have the capacity to love. Say, is your brother still in town? We really need to catch up. Maybe have some drinks.”
13.nancy said on January 17, 2013 at 9:43 am
I dunno. A Mormon kid who plays football at a Catholic school might have trouble coming to public terms with his sexuality?
I’m doubling down on the Gay Theory. Although the Heisman should still be at 3-2.
30 January update: I added comments (above) by Nancy Nall in which she thinks Manti was gay. But it turns out that the hoaxer, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, engineered the deception because he was in love with Manti.
1 February update: Various tweets and retweets from one Akolea.
@cvpayne I don't get it. Only plausible explanation is the dude was on the down low.— Akolea (@akolea) January 17, 2013
@jaybwood no kidding. He will drop to the 4th round now.— Akolea (@akolea) January 17, 2013
why couldn't te'o just meet a pretty catholic gi-sorry i just couldn't get through that without laughing— TRAPBOY (@BadNewsRapDudes) January 17, 2013
advice to te'o: go on oprah, confess you made up lennay kekua, get a hug from oprah, and then watch her give away 50 new cars— TRAPBOY (@BadNewsRapDudes) January 17, 2013
Hey Manti, good luck in the 4th round draft. Do yourself a favor and don't have a news crew follow you on draft day. #nohomo— Akolea (@akolea) January 17, 2013
Doonesbury, a day late and a dollar short.