SlothB77: Arizona Cardinals fullback Reagan Mauia said he met Lennay Kekua in person during an outreach trip with Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers and others in June 2011.I am curious if Polamalu was with Mauia when Mauia met Kekua.
Bartleby the Scrivener: so we may have to ask Manu Tuiasosopo or Tui Alailefaleula.
crazytrain: Wow - TIL Somoa is not in the Caribbean, but is out in the middle of f***ing nowhere.Somoa/geography fail
RAWISRADFORD: I don't think they were "boyfriend and girlfriend" for four years.So what starts as a setup by a hanger on(er) intensifies in his senior year with a money grab planned after the draft.Plans to meet - expressions of love.But as the "missed" dates and meetups pile up - the mark loses interest.the "prankster" looks to string him along with car accidents and cancer as reasons for not being able to meet and when even that's doesn't work - well cut and run "she's dead".I grew up around some of these insulated religious islanders. If anyone would call someone they have only communicated with on the phone or online - it's these guys - and farkers.
abhorrent1: So some b/tards owned a college footbal player? Why is this such big news?
SlothB77: Bartleby the Scrivener: so we may have to ask Manu Tuiasosopo or Tui Alailefaleula.hahaha. Maybe Marques Tuiasosopo. Don't forget about him.Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala might know something.crazytrain: Wow - TIL Somoa is not in the Caribbean, but is out in the middle of f***ing nowhere.Somoa/geography failAlso spelling fail: Samoa.
ATRDCI: For those wondering why he doesn't just come out, he's an Hawaiian mormon, who are (at least generally) very sheltered and conservative, and is going to the school that hasn't let a LGBT group form for 20 years, and now they are letting it form, they are forcing the group to promote chastity.Add in to the fact that his dad probably didn't want to believe his star football son was gay, I can understand why he created the girlfriend (though the car accident/cancer part was not smart)
Frozboz: The biggest loser in this story? Oprah. No one cares about Lance Armstrong now.
Dansker: Frozboz: The biggest loser in this story? Oprah. No one cares about Lance Armstrong now.Lance Armstrong is known around the world and clips from Oprah's interview with him will be shown on lots of foreign news and sports broadcasts.Who is this Teo guy again?
RAWISRADFORD: I grew up around some of these insulated religious islanders. If anyone would call someone they have only communicated with on the phone or online
ExperianScaresCthulhu: Igor Jakovsky: DamnYankees: FraggleStickCar: ExperianScaresCthulhu:Dude's a dupe, a victim.Only problem with this is that Manti, his father, and the university all claimed more than once and on separate occasions that Manti and his "girlfriend" had frequently met each other and spent time together in person. It's pretty clear that he was in on the whole sham on some level.Check out the Deadspin article for more info: LinkAlso, the idea he's a dupe is just not plausible. We live in the age of Skype and Facetime. He never did a video chat with this person? Please.Hell 14 or so years ago I was using the little videoconferencing program that came with windows. I think it was called netmeeting. Anyway, that technology has been usable by anyone with a webcam almost as long as this kid has been alive. Definitely not plausible unless they had a real girl on the other end playing Lennay. I doubt that happened because the guy was sent pics of another girl who wasnt in on it.Picture Ims/Netmeetings/Skype video conferencing can be faked in real time. Adult Chat Hos have been using (and perfecting) the technology for like 15 years, man. A phone call don't mean shiat. Meetings don't have to mean shiat. A skype meeting doesn't mean shiat either.
Lando Lincoln: This is a really slow news day.
KingsleyZisou: Also, nobody outside France gives a shiat about cycling.
SlothB77: Lando Lincoln: This is a really slow news day.the sad part is, actually it isn't. there is some hostage crisis in algeria.
Moopy Mac: You really want to believe.
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FraggleStickCar: RAWISRADFORD: I don't think they were "boyfriend and girlfriend" for four years.So what starts as a setup by a hanger on(er) intensifies in his senior year with a money grab planned after the draft.Plans to meet - expressions of love.But as the "missed" dates and meetups pile up - the mark loses interest.the "prankster" looks to string him along with car accidents and cancer as reasons for not being able to meet and when even that's doesn't work - well cut and run "she's dead".I grew up around some of these insulated religious islanders. If anyone would call someone they have only communicated with on the phone or online - it's these guys - and farkers.Again the problem with that is that Mani claimed to have met her. What reason would he have to lie about meeting her if he truly believed she was real and was duped?
FinFangFark: He's either a conman or just epically stupid.
wiwille: According to Deadspin and ND, Manti and his family reported his victimness to the administration, and they launched a full investigation on Dec 26th.Then on Jan 3rd Manti talked to a reporter about her and how much he missed her. Why would you do that when you know she's not real? It's because he made her up all along. He's no vicitm, and I can't understand why most of the media reporting on this is missing this obvious detail.
whizbangthedirtfarmer: I just can't see how this can come out positive for the guy. Besides, who is in the market for a slightly undersized Samoan linebacker?
ExperianScaresCthulhu: Did Manti start the investigation, or did his family? If he still believes, in spite of his family.... Or was he advised to pretend that everything was okay by someone else? December 26 to January 3rd, is that a lot of time for an investigation, or would it still be ongoing by the time of the interview?
ExperianScaresCthulhu: coolio mack:And I don't buy into the whole doing it for publicity bit at all. Te'o was the #1 linebacker coming out of college, he'd been a very good NFL player, and he had plenty of NFL buzz last year. Notre Dame going 12-0 would've automatically boosted his profile anyways since he was the best player and leader of the defense.It's not Manti who's the issue here. Like you pointed out above who the real central figure is... just gotta figure out his angle.- Troll job? (any number of dudes at who put the lulz before anything else)- Revenge plot? (Mhissy)- Just bored and it was interesting to keep it going? (any number of women who use their daughter's high school photos to trawl horny men on adult dating sites)- Money, gifts, notoriety and feeling loved/important? (the Total Farker who fled to Reddit)A dude scamming another dude doesn't mean that the second dude is gay. Just means the second dude got duped. It was real to Manti, dammit. And yeah, this started out as Manti being duped and being completely innocent.I hope he didn't run with it, though.
SacriliciousBeerSwiller: This is getting SO hilarious.None of this changes the fact that Notre Dame covered up the story in December, whilst continuing to enjoy the resulting story line and associated jersey sales. Sanctions are a-comin'.
wiwille: I can't understand why most of the media reporting on this is missing this obvious detail.
ha-ha-guy: FinFangFark: He's either a conman or just epically stupid.That's the beauty of this. Te'o is:1. The dumbest farking person on the planet (sup Notre Dame admission standards)2. A soulless con man.3. Covering up the fact he's gay.I'm going with #3 considering how Samoan culture, Mormonism, the NFL, and the Catholic Church view homosexuality. Plus if that was the case, his boyfriend was a pastor./also if it is #3, Te'o has to be farked up in the head
ExperianScaresCthulhu: Moopy Mac:You really want to believe.Saw it happen in real time. More than one occasion. I'm always more likely to give the benefit of the doubt to the dupes, when shiat like this comes down the pike. Unlike others, I never find that shiat funny or say that the dupe deserved it.
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