Debate over Manti Te'o girlfriend 'duping'
All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 4:36
- Date Jan 17, 2013
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Man -- is the victim of that hoax.
And he will carry that with him for a while.
In many ways.
Meant I was the perfect mark.
Because he is a guy.
Who is so willing to believe and others.
This is a very strange story a lot of people are talking about it Notre -- all American linebacker -- today oh.
About a girlfriend that he never had and now it turns out well he put out this state.
This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about -- over an extended period of time I developed an emotional relationship.
With a woman I -- on line we maintain what I thought was authentic to be a tenant relationship by communicating frequently online now on the phone.
And I -- cared deeply about her to realize that I was a victim of what was apparently someone sick joke.
And constant lies was and it was and is painful and humiliating in retrospect -- obviously should have been.
Much more cautious if anything good comes of this I hope it is that others will be.
Before more guarded when -- engage with people online.
Then I was well it turns out the Associated Press did some digging and anti detailed talks twice in interviews.
After finding out that apparently this was a hoax that the girl.
Twice not once but twice we're back panel.
The White House to talk about this from the briefing -- -- -- tangentially tied it to Washington.
Yeah you can result we threaten -- not talk about it and we have professional.
-- -- -- I did see strange.
Hears strange stories -- announced a psychiatrist but this one.
I'd probably resigned in case because it only three explanations that guys dangerously naive deeply deceptive or delusional.
Naive but then how could -- you've spoken about her.
Twice after he learned it was a hoax.
And the deceptive still is out there but it requires some craziness to thank.
That this isn't going to be discovered this is important for the person dies.
It's -- -- and the last is I mean you almost have to go that he's delusional but obviously there's nothing in this life.
That would indicate he is I mean when he goes after a quarterback to tackle him he doesn't you know run after a ghost at the other end of the field he goes -- -- The guy who lives in the real world it seems I had no explanation.
I guess the real question is the only one we -- -- since Watergate.
What do you know and when did he know it -- Who is behind this.
Marat and he certainly knew it.
Before you stop talking about it which is the most bizarre aspect of this whole thing.
Now the the motivations of his handlers on the Notre Dame athletic department I think are more.
Easy to describe as venal -- they're involved in the start making machinery wanna make him a sympathetic and with this amazing back story because they can't.
I think it's just a disgrace I'm in this comes after Lance Armstrong which is different that was true finality and you know illegal activity.
But why this guy was so invested in the story and have to continue with even after he knew that it was a -- is just.
Inexplicable to me and Tucker well it's inexplicable if it's part a publicity campaign designed to -- up sympathy repertory to winning the Heisman.
I'm not saying it is but that certainly.
Would make sense considering so much sports coverage now is not just about the sport itself but.
About the backs for his -- that she's not just a long jumper but she's a survivor she came this far I mean we've learned so much about the lives.
-- the athletes all this course designed to make a sympathize with them personally he apparently spoke.
About the death of his girlfriend and I don't think we -- was a woman by the way.
Who apparently supposedly died the same day as his grandmother in this made him a sympathetic figure it's possible.
He was not simply the victim of a hoax but -- perpetrators and we should also remember -- so this is -- wolf for the what is nobody checked it because many so called sports reporters.
Do you have former bachelor toward journalism that doesn't contain any -- at all it's designed to slot room for the athletes and that's that it's not journals.
So houses and drugs.
And he's up for the NFL draft he's going to end on Oprah a couple character.
She gets an all -- little AP photos and religion.
You know -- -- infrastructure but here in the -- he knows a great we -- -- it is like -- the -- for the -- lighting up but there's too much talk about.