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Manti Te’o Fake Girlfriend: If He’s Lying How Does That Effect His Draft Stock?
Just in case you were living under a rock yesterday I’ll run down the story for you. The story of Manti Teo’s fake girlfriend was exposed by the site Deadspin.com as being 100% fraudulent. I won’t go into specific details because Deadspin did a far better job than I could ever with their research.
Let’s play a game though. Let’s just pretend that Manti was in on the hoax the entire time. Notre Dame says Manti is the victim and I am not suggesting that he lied; I’m just playing a little game of make believe. Let’s just pretend that ALLEGEDLY, Manti was in on the whole thing.
- Let’s just pretend that the reason Manti could not remember the exact date his girl died was because he was lying.
- Let’s just pretend that Manti had no idea the South Bend Tribune reported that he locked eyes with a beautiful stranger at the 2009 Stanford game.
- Let’s just pretend that Manti and his parents lied about meeting Lennay in Hawaii.
- Let’s just pretend that Manti said that his girlfriend wrote him a letter 31 days after she supposedly died.
- Let’s just pretend that Notre Dame employees are being silenced.
In our world of make believe, how would Manti Te’o lying about his fake girlfriend effect his draft status?
The closest thing to this situation would have to be Cam Newton coming out of college and the ALLEGED $100,000 reasons he chose to attend the University of Auburn. Cam never strayed away from his eccentric personality and let the story play itself out. He still went #1 overall in the draft.
For those wondering, yes I personally believe that something is fishy with this entire story but it won’t effect Manti’s draft status. The NFL has let cocaine dealers, ALLEGED murderers, deadbeat Dad’s and worse in their league. A guy who may have ALLEGEDLY made up an internet girlfriend to get some Heisman votes is nothing compared to some of those more despicable actions. If anything teams should ask Mr. Te’o about those six tackles he missed in the championship game more than anything else.