Well, I was about to jump online and blast the heck out of Manti Te’o for making up a girlfriend and then killing her off during the season in some sick plot to garner a few extra Heisman votes. However, as it is being reported currently, this guy was a total dupe and actually fell head over heels for a girl who was pretending to be someone who didn’t exist. Do I buy it?
Yes…I buy the story, for now.
Based on the information I have it appears that this guy got completely and utterly played. I’m not surprised; he was masquerading as a middle linebacker all season up until the National Championship game where he got his first up close and personal look at legit competition. Do I feel sorry for the guy? A smidgen, I mean, the guy is a laughing-stock even more than he was after the title game. His draft stock took a major hit, and now his social stock is collapsing before our very eyes. If this guy doesn’t run into a burning building to save a baby, or take a bullet for an 80 year old cancer patient in the next 48 hours he is toast.
How do you think NFL scouts will feel about his reliability off the field if he gets himself into these types of situations? Can you imagine the negative publicity this would bring to an NFL franchise? He isn’t even that outstanding a ball player, and now you have to worry about him wiring his salary to a chick he might run into online named Cinder Rella.
Let’s be fair, this could have happened to anyone, you, me, your best friend, but it didn’t It happened to HIM. And we can’t ever look at him the same after this. His man card has been indefinitely suspended and all acts of coolness that he might commit going forward will have to be reviewed for clearance before they can be endorsed in the fraternity of MEN.
This is unacceptable, get your crap together Manti, the whole world is watching you now. Two strikes dude, one more and you will replace Col. Custer as the biggest chump of ALL TIME!
Side Note: You better not be jerking us around Manti!