Katie Couric to Manti Te’o: Is this a gay thing?

posted at 6:51 pm on January 24, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite, she’s not coming at this out of the blue. TMZ posted a story this morning accusing alleged hoaxster Ronaiah Tuiasosopo of having, ahem, “intense feelings” for Te’o and of “channeling” those feelings through the female persona of “Lennay Kekua.” How far did the channeling go? Pretty far:

Hoax mastermind Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, posing as the mysterious Lennay Kekua, was the falsetto voice on the other end of the all-night phone calls with the Notre Dame star, the scammer’s lawyer said.

The Heisman Trophy finalist “thought it was a female he was talking with,” lawyer Milton Grimes acknowledged to the Daily News. “It was Ronaiah as Lennay.”…

“Come on, Hollywood does it all the time,” Grimes said Wednesday. “People can do that.”

Tuiasosopo’s résumé includes vocal and dramatic training. He was president of his high school drama club, performs with a Christian band and auditioned last year for the TV talent show “The Voice.”

Kind of strange that Tuiasosopo’s own lawyer is so upfront about how he misled Te’o, no? Also strange: He supposedly had two accomplices, one of whom was a woman — and yet it’s Tuiasosopo himself who provided “Lennay’s” voice. (You can listen to audio of the voicemails from “Lennay” below, via the Daily Caller.) In order to prove that he was legitimately duped, a “source close to Te’o” also released spreadsheets today to ESPN purporting to show records of the many, many late-night phone chats between Te’o and “Lennay.” Why spreadsheets of the records instead of the actual records themselves? I … don’t know.

And yet, there are still reasons to believe Te’o wasn’t in on this. For one thing, the gay theory makes no sense. If he needed a fake girlfriend to obscure his orientation, he could find one on campus. There must be hundreds of girls in South Bend willing to date the Irish’s star player. And Te’o is reportedly devoutly religious so he’d have the perfect excuse for keeping things platonic. In fact, he has dated women on campus and his latest GF says she absolutely believes that he was duped. The idea of him inventing a tragic romance to burnish his narrative before the Heisman vote makes some sense; the idea of him inventing a girl he never met or even saw to somehow disguise the fact that he’s gay, knowing that there was a risk the whole thing would be found out, really doesn’t.

Beyond that, follow the link to the ESPN story above and scroll down to the photo of Diane O’Meara, the woman whose image Tuiasosopo allegedy used as the face of “Lennay.” The same image, partially obscured, appeared in Deadspin’s original blockbuster story about Te’o. According to O’Meara, Tuiasosopo asked her to take the photo in December as a morale booster for his cousin, who’d been in a car accident. That was, of course, just his cover story; per ESPN, after “Lennay” called Te’o on December 6 to tell him she wasn’t really dead, Te’o asked for a dated photo of her to prove she was alive. That’s probably what spurred Tuiasosopo to ask O’Meara for the pic. (If that’s confusing to you, read this Smoking Gun post from last week, which explains it more clearly.) Simply put, if Te’o was in on this hoax all along, why does that photo of O’Meara dated December 21, 2012 exist? Why would Te’o and Tuiasosopo need it? It makes more sense to believe that Tuiasosopo provided it as proof to Te’o that “Lennay” was a real person and alive than that they cooked up a whole new unnecessary subplot together about “Lennay” trying to win Te’o back after revealing that she never died in the first place.

I need a drink.



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For the love of all that is holy, stop.

The Rogue Tomato on January 24, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Yes that is some hard hit journalism right there Katie….

sandee on January 24, 2013 at 6:52 PM

So gay.

Pork-Chop on January 24, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Just.Stop.Already.

threeinone on January 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Goddamned morons. The entire thing was a deliberate fraud / pathos play to bolster that clown’s chance at the Heisman. That’s why he STILL uttered the lie the day AFTER he was caught, because that day he was still in contention for the trophy. He’s only ‘come clean’ now that he’s lost his chance at the Heisman Trophy.

rayra on January 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM

The country that just re-elected Obama is eagerly awaiting every fresh new detail of this.

Drained Brain on January 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Why is this news? Why do they continue to humiliate this kid?

katy the mean old lady on January 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Katie, you’re the one who showed America your colon, remember?

RedRedRice on January 24, 2013 at 6:57 PM

I have to admit, she STILL is CBS news biggest anchor…and by “anchor” i mean the ridiculously heavy thing that drags the whole damn network down…

..unlike MSNBC, because who really took THEM seriously as a news outfit anyway?

BlaxPac on January 24, 2013 at 6:57 PM

You, know, even if he were, it’s none of our business, and by extension, none of Couric’s. Somebody ought to ask her if she likes to munch carpet and see how she likes being on the receiving end of such foolishness.

john1schn on January 24, 2013 at 6:57 PM

rayra on January 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM

He’s a kid, you creep. A very embarrassed kid. Do you get off on this?

katy the mean old lady on January 24, 2013 at 6:59 PM

You remember Katie…..

did she ask him what newspapers he read?

She’s just pathetic as is HE. How many more interviews is he going to give and say the same thing…….”I was duped, I’m an idiot”.

15 minutes of fame, very used up Manny TayO.

PappyD61 on January 24, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Gay

jake-the-goose on January 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Shep just led with it on the Fox Report. There must be something to it.

Drained Brain on January 24, 2013 at 7:01 PM

She. Went. There. LMAO

tom0508 on January 24, 2013 at 7:01 PM

This is voyeurism at its worst. Let the kid go.

itsspideyman on January 24, 2013 at 7:01 PM

He’s a kid, you creep. A very embarrassed kid. Do you get off on this?

katy the mean old lady on January 24, 2013 at 6:59 PM

He’s 22 and not a ‘kid’.

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Poor Guy.
Even if the girl was real.. there is no way someone that hot is going to be committed to some guy she only talks with on the phone. If she was real, he would be that one idiot who waited for her, while she was banging every dude within a 50 mile radius.

He might have snapped and killed her if she were real. LOL

@AsalamaTweetum

Opinionnation on January 24, 2013 at 7:06 PM

He’s 22 and not a ‘kid’.

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Yeah, I’ll bet you knew it all at 22.

katy the mean old lady on January 24, 2013 at 7:06 PM

The day this whole thing came to light, I forgot what news I was listening to, but the two anchors started right in with the whole “He might be gay” thing, and how coming out or being exposed as gay would hurt him. I mean, this had to have been an hour or two…maybe…when this Te’o thing and the dead girlfriend was breaking.

As far as I was concerned, as a teh ghey, I do agree that if Te’o were gay, his Mormon family and teammates would be scary to come out to. I played sports in high school and was scared shizless about anyone even suspecting me of being gay…and didn’t come out until my senior year in college.

But gay or not, for reporters to be jumping on that as if it’s something to dig Te’o on…is ridiculous and nothing more than tabloid journalism. If he’s gay, let him come out, or not even…no one should be forced to or coerced to. If he’s straight, then what’s the difference anyway?

This whole story should have been a blip on TMZ for one day.

JetBoy on January 24, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Some of you guys are pretty nasty. I feel bad for Teo. He is guilty of being naïve and of having a big heart and caring for someone he thought was dying of cancer. That is it!

Are some of you that jealous of him that you have to bash him in this way? Sounds to me like he will make an excellent husband one day. He obviously cares about more than just getting laid. He cared about that “girl’s” feelings and their emotional connection. Just think how embarrassing it would be to have to go on tv and admit to having been duped in this way.

But go on drinking the haterade, jealous haters!

bluegill on January 24, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Yeah, I’ll bet you knew it all at 22.

katy the mean old lady on January 24, 2013 at 7:06 PM

No one knows it all at any age.

That doesn’t make a 65 year old man a kid, nor does it make a 22 year old one.

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Allah has given us 4 posts on Teo. But has not said one thing about the conservative Governor from Florida Rick Scott in the last two years. Just sayin.

KMav on January 24, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Katy Couric is gay? Who knew?

Bmore on January 24, 2013 at 7:14 PM

He seems like a sweet, lovable, caring guy.

bluegill on January 24, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Who flippin’ cares? I don’t understand why this was a news story to begin with, let alone now. Allah, please stop publishing this crap.

Shump on January 24, 2013 at 7:14 PM

The whole gay rumor was very unfair but Couric asked the gay question because Teo and his agent wanted her to ask it so Teo could put it to rest.

Couric’s publicist also just happens to be Teo’s publicist. Why do you think Couric got the interview in the first place?

Captain Kirock on January 24, 2013 at 7:15 PM

FLASHBACK: (leaked video) Katie Couric making fun of Sarah Palin, her kids and women in sports (in a “practice” session prior to her interview of Governor Palin)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNorlsJOw_o

Pork-Chop on January 24, 2013 at 7:15 PM

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:11 PM

He is a kid to me!

Honestly, seeing some of your own (literally) drunken, immature rants on here over the last year, I don’t think you’re in any position to judge someone else’s maturity level.

Anyway, Manti has faced this whole thing with courage and grace. I hope he knows that many people support him and wish him all the best!

bluegill on January 24, 2013 at 7:17 PM

He’s a kid, you creep. A very embarrassed kid. Do you get off on this?

katy the mean old lady on January 24, 2013 at 6:59 PM

you infantilizing idiot, he’s a grown man or legal age, not a ‘kid’. And he’s a liar / fraud. He’s STILL lying, just like the staff at Notre Dame.

rayra on January 24, 2013 at 7:17 PM

The country is going to hell in a hand basket, people are frustrated like never before, and Couric acts like this interview ‘practicing serious journalism’?

It would be nice if she quit practicing and finally started doing it for real.

Liam on January 24, 2013 at 7:18 PM

That doesn’t make a 65 year old man a kid, nor does it make a 22 year old one.

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:11 PM

I know a few meen in their 60′s who’ve been duped more that this kid.

katy the mean old lady on January 24, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Sorry, but a 22 year old to me is a kid.

john1schn on January 24, 2013 at 7:20 PM

A college football player with some major emotional issues interviewed by the world’s oldest high school cheerleader ….

bw222 on January 24, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Allah has given us 4 posts on Teo. But has not said one thing about the conservative Governor from Florida Rick Scott in the last two years. Just sayin.

KMav on January 24, 2013 at 7:13 PM

That’s a new one on me. In all my years at HA, this is the first time someone’s criticized the site for not having enough Rick Scott coverage.

Speaking as someone who doesn’t follow Florida politics at all and knows zip about Scott except that his approval rating is chronically poor, what is it you’d like me to blog about?

Allahpundit on January 24, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Early evening here at HA really sucks of late… sigh…

Ty for the reminder Pork-Chop!!

KC is a witch!!

Scrumpy on January 24, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Allahpundit on January 24, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Your cats? ;-)

Scrumpy on January 24, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Squirrel! (Ignore Hillary, the 2nd Amdmnt, Mali, Syria (where?) and all that other dull stuff…)

bofh on January 24, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Perfect. The hard hitting journalists for the country are TMZ and Kouric.

Good thing they are on the case since there’s nothing else going on to worry about.

tru2tx on January 24, 2013 at 7:23 PM

I know a few meen in their 60′s who’ve been duped more that this kid.

katy the mean old lady on January 24, 2013 at 7:18 PM

I am sure that’s true, assuming he was duped which I doubt. I give Te’o credit for not being the dumbest retard that ever lived. I may be wrong about that.

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:23 PM

He’s 22 and not a ‘kid’.

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Under Obumbacare you’re a kid til 27. So there.

/s

CW on January 24, 2013 at 7:24 PM

I gotta ask. Why is this story taking on a Honey Boo Boo cult following? This week we’ve got one Senator standing on the Senate floor vowing to get rid of the Second Amendment, a Secretary of State saying that the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi is now meaningless, confirmation hearings for the new band of traitors named to place the old band of traitors, the House bumping the debt ceiling down the road for three months, and a bunch of other important things.

Is worrying about the sexual orientation of Teo, Snookie giving birth, Honey Boo Boo, or American Idol really all that much of a thing in the grand scheme? This is the kind of stuff that keeps the parasites that voted for Obama entertained until they are needed during the next election.

Happy Nomad on January 24, 2013 at 7:25 PM

But go on drinking the haterade, jealous haters!

bluegill on January 24, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Oh the irony, you of all people talking about drinking haterade and being jealous.

RickB on January 24, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Under Obumbacare you’re a kid til 27. So there.

/s

CW on January 24, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Infantile nation. Everyone is a victim, no one is responsible for anything, and we all get free stuff. It’s very inspiring! /

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:27 PM

False claims or rumor are an ugly thing to put on someone. That person is then forced to live under a feeling of suspicion of..something. And for what??

Hey!…you know what? maybe he’s a pedophile.
I just know he’s hiding something.

Up your ‘everybodys’ seen it, colon, Katie.

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 7:27 PM

He’s 22 and not a ‘kid’.

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Under Obumbacare you’re a kid til 27. So there.

/s

CW on January 24, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Now that is funny!

Captain Kirock on January 24, 2013 at 7:27 PM

CW on January 24, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Good one, CW.

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Infantile nation. Everyone is a victim, no one is responsible for anything, and we all get free stuff. It’s very inspiring! /

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:27 PM

What is he supposed to be “responsible” for?
What is the crime?

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM

the next generation will be totally under the thumb of the most illustrious giving gov’t evah!

I won’t be around to see it…

Unless I re-incarnate!!/

Scrumpy on January 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Is worrying about the sexual orientation of Teo, Snookie giving birth, Honey Boo Boo, or American Idol really all that much of a thing in the grand scheme? This is the kind of stuff that keeps the parasites that voted for Obama entertained until they are needed during the next election.

Happy Nomad on January 24, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Bread and Circuses in all its obscene glory.

tru2tx on January 24, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Oh hell, I don’t what to think per se…I mean, honestly, why should I give a wet slap if he lied about a GF or was the victim of a hoax?

IIRC, the Heisman is supposed to be about his athletic prowess, not about his GF…and if having a imaginary GF OR being gullible enough to have been punk’d is the worse you can say about him, well then we should never watch Pro-Sports again.

I mean it’s not like he killed his ex-wife, shot himself in a nightclub with a illegal handgun, ran a dog Fight Club, or played for the Patriots (/snark)…

If having a real OR imaginary GF made him a better player: more power to him. My life will go apace just like it did before this “Special Bulletin!” hit the airwaves.

Back to you, AP…

BlaxPac on January 24, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Happy Nomad on January 24, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Gotta agree with you on that.

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Wow its been a while, but one never forgets the smell of that stench.

Bmore on January 24, 2013 at 7:33 PM

What is the crime?

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM

As a mormon football player he didn’t go to BYWho.

RickB on January 24, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Happy Nomad on January 24, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Whaaaat…? How could you not be interested in who is wearing what for the Oscars? What if Jennifer Aniston is wearing the same dress as Barbara Streisand on the red carpet? That’s news, the stuff to discuss at the water cooler all week long!

You’re so un-American. Or do I mean un-cola?

Well, it’s un-something or other.

Harumph!

/

Liam on January 24, 2013 at 7:33 PM

What is he supposed to be “responsible” for?

Himself? Common sense?

Shouldn’t he be responsible for his own actions?

What is the crime?

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Lying to others and trying to use their sympathy to advance his own career.

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:35 PM

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:27 PM

The gilled one ♥’s you sharukkin. You lucky, lucky fellow you. ; )

Bmore on January 24, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Here on the Best Coast, quite a few homesick Hawaiians play college football. I personally saw one in my dorm spend hours on the phone nearly every day baby-talking with his girl back home. He’d get so worked up missing her and trying to make the long-distance relationship work. Maybe it was all just a big scam he was in on. Regardless, I think being really homesick probably had a part to play.

Christien on January 24, 2013 at 7:39 PM

The gilled one ♥’s you sharukkin. You lucky, lucky fellow you. ; )

Bmore on January 24, 2013 at 7:36 PM

It was just that one night…and I was drunk!

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:39 PM

The same people who are finding some kind of fault in believing is an imaginary girlfriend seem to have no problem being taken in by an imaginary “leader” in Obama. They are being gullible sycophants and believers in an imaginary “Lightbringer”, and drooling all the way.

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Teo was well prepped by his handlers and the Notre Dame PR team. Just deny everything, spin the story and enough people will believe it so his public image isn’t as damaged. That’s what a good defense lawyer does even though he knows his client is guilty as sin.

Raquel Pinkbullet on January 24, 2013 at 7:40 PM

It’s very inspiring! /

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Does America realize what we taught our young people with that part of the law? Wow I am scared for the future especially my kids’ futures.

CW on January 24, 2013 at 7:41 PM

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Lolz! How did you ever manage to rid yourself of the stench?

Bmore on January 24, 2013 at 7:41 PM

I gotta ask. Why is this story taking on a Honey Boo Boo cult following?

because FOOTBALL ~~~ F*CK YEAH!!!!!

(amongst other things – great distraction material)

Jeddite on January 24, 2013 at 7:41 PM

How do you tread water? Ask Manta Teo.

tom0508 on January 24, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Lying to others and trying to use their sympathy to advance his own career.

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Are you a criminal by your own standards?

As far as him “using” anyone for anything…thats you take on it.
That doesn’t make it factually accurate..

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Katie Couric is still alive?!?

Naturally Curly on January 24, 2013 at 7:43 PM

That’s what a good defense lawyer does even though he knows his client is guilty as sin.

Raquel Pinkbullet on January 24, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Guilty of what?

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Does America realize what we taught our young people with that part of the law? Wow I am scared for the future especially my kids’ futures.

CW on January 24, 2013 at 7:41 PM

It’s been a lesson they have been learning for decades from many different sources. It’s not all on Obama.

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Lolz! How did you ever manage to rid yourself of the stench?

Bmore on January 24, 2013 at 7:41 PM

I sorta blacked out after a while, so I don’t remember anything. God is kind.

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:45 PM

A gay thing? Nah, he’s just from Hawaii just like Barackabams is allegedly from Hawaii.

SouthernGent on January 24, 2013 at 7:45 PM

My co-worker once claimed to have a girlfriend that didn’t exist (and no one believed him anyways). Guess what…it turns out he’s gay.

Raquel Pinkbullet on January 24, 2013 at 7:46 PM

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Lol! Some things will make anyone thank God. ; )

Bmore on January 24, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Guilty of what?

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Either Teo is the dumbest MF to ever have walked the earth or he was in on it. And btw, if he’s innocent like he claims..why NOT release the REAL phone records, instead of a “spreadsheet?”

Give me a freaking break Teo was in on it.

Raquel Pinkbullet on January 24, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Naturally Curly on January 24, 2013 at 7:43 PM

And apparently quite gay.

Bmore on January 24, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Alright enough of this adolescent chit chat. Bye.

Bmore on January 24, 2013 at 7:49 PM

I sorta blacked out after a while, so I don’t remember anything. God is kind.

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Thats funny, Sharrukin.
You’re a good sport even if I disagree with you sometimes.

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Dear Te’o: learn about the bases. First, second, third, and home. Usually, reaching second and beyond MULTIPLE TIMES in a monogamous relationship means, yes, she’s your girlfriend. In extenuating circumstances, stopping at first base MULTIPLE TIMES in a monogamous relationship can also mean that she’s your girlfriend. Dude, you never left the batters box. You had no business calling her your girlfriend. This mess would make a good After School Special. You could play yourself, a star athlete who suffers from severe social ret*rdation (though Keanu Reeves would play your part well, too). Come on, man. We live in a feminazi world, and you’re not helping matters at all. Grow the f up and pray this didn’t hurt your draft status, ’cause you seem to be too much of a sucker for the real world.

joejm65 on January 24, 2013 at 7:53 PM

I find it more disturbing that he never once visited after the car accident and battle with cancer after he kept saying he loved her so much. What kind of man spends hours upon hours on the phone with a dude pretending to talk like a girl??? Seriously. And why won’t he release his phone records??

A lot of gullible people posting here. Sad. I mean I can see the naivete some of you have for social media and skype, as some you have date’s of birth starting with 18–

It’s not even close, guy was in on it.

Raquel Pinkbullet on January 24, 2013 at 7:53 PM

I don’t know what the truth is but this kid should stop giving interviews.

DaveDief on January 24, 2013 at 7:54 PM

I just don’t give a rat’s ass about this story. Never heard of the guy before, and I was better off for it.

Bread and circuses indeed.

Naturally Curly on January 24, 2013 at 7:54 PM

You’re a good sport even if I disagree with you sometimes.

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 7:53 PM

I think most of our disagreements have to do with your being a nice person who tries to see the best in people. I am a lot more cynical.

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Make. It. Stop! PLEASE!!!

besser tot als rot on January 24, 2013 at 7:58 PM

And btw, if he’s innocent like he claims..why NOT release the REAL phone records, instead of a “spreadsheet?”

Give me a freaking break Teo was in on it.

Raquel Pinkbullet on January 24, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Why “release” anything? It’s no ones business imo.

“In” on what?

Is it possible he feels foolish and hoped it would all dissolve…but it didn’t because of people like Couric, and now he is stuck having to make “excuses” for..what..being who he is at this time in life??

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 8:00 PM

What, there are no cabs in Hawaii?

TXUS on January 24, 2013 at 8:00 PM

That’s a new one on me. In all my years at HA, this is the first time someone’s criticized the site for not having enough Rick Scott coverage.

Speaking as someone who doesn’t follow Florida politics at all and knows zip about Scott except that his approval rating is chronically poor, what is it you’d like me to blog about?

Allahpundit on January 24, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Sounds like a Moby request to me. Rick Scott and John Kasich are two people who you should avoid posts on at all times.

sauldalinsky on January 24, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Why spreadsheets of the records instead of the actual records themselves? I … don’t know.

Because the phone logs would show all calls, to/from people who might not want to have their numbers given out. All is not conspiracy.

But, the gay angle? Very interesting. The strangest thing about all of this, to me, was that this national phenom (in the social media and on ESPN – he was never the 2nd best football player in America – he’s not even the best linebacker) didn’t have a girlfriend at or near Notre Dame, or at least one who physically visited him on occasion. It never added up.

IndieDogg on January 24, 2013 at 8:03 PM

The real question, the one America needs to know about this story most of all, and Couric failed to ask it (no surprise there) is whether he sent artificial flowers to Lennay’s “funeral”. After all …

TXUS on January 24, 2013 at 8:06 PM

I think most of our disagreements have to do with your being a nice person who tries to see the best in people. I am a lot more cynical.

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Thanks for that…but, I disagree. I often don’t see the best in people and have been quite an ass to some, even here. Most likely undeserved and just me being annoyed.

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Under Obumbacare you’re a kid til 27. So there.

/s

CW on January 24, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Maybe he has a sister named Julia

22044 on January 24, 2013 at 8:08 PM

I just don’t get the whole big deal…I could care less if he was ABBA “Dancing Queen” gay or as dumb as a Mahi-Mahi fillet.

Isn’t the point of winning the trophy his ability on the gridiron? Either he has what it takes or not.

BlaxPac on January 24, 2013 at 8:09 PM

I think it’s time to move on. Sorry for being “that guy”.

I wonder why Rick Scott’s rating is poor, by the way.

22044 on January 24, 2013 at 8:10 PM

It’s not even close, guy was in on it.

Raquel Pinkbullet on January 24, 2013 at 7:53 PM

In on what.

People are strange creatures. Some people are almost crippled by shyness or self doubt. Maybe he is one of those people.

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Can’t get over those voice mails. When I first heard today that this Roneo guy was faking a woman’s voice, I assumed that it would be an effeminate male voice and that Teo should have known after the first call. But, I must say it sure sounded like a young female’s voice to me, including the breathing and everything.

Which tells me that the hoaxter is quite “experienced” in pulling off this voice and I can understand a little better Teo’s belief that he was actually communicating with a girl.

What a fustercluck of a story.

TXUS on January 24, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Some people are almost crippled by shyness or self doubt. Maybe he is one of those people.

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Those people don’t generally go around giving press interviews.

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 8:16 PM

I just don’t get the whole big deal…I could care less if he was ABBA “Dancing Queen” gay or as dumb as a Mahi-Mahi fillet.

Isn’t the point of winning the trophy his ability on the gridiron? Either he has what it takes or not.

BlaxPac on January 24, 2013 at 8:09 PM

“‘Dancing Queen’ gay”…there’s only one level of teh gheyness above that…and it’s known as “‘Wake me up before you go-go‘ gay”.

In a more perfect world, sexual orientation wouldn’t matter…the person and his or her abilities…whatever they are…would be what counts. Unfortunately, the world is yet far from perfect.

JetBoy on January 24, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Those people don’t generally go around giving press interviews.

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Some people only manifest a certain kind of shyness. He HAD to deal with the press or be further accused, or be under suspicion of ‘hiding something’.

The world, and more specifically, this country, is being destroyed and THIS is what get’s legs??
I don’t get it.

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 8:24 PM

This is the reason for the story lingering for so long. The liberals and their pro-poof agenda want a pro athlete to come out of the closet and be the gay Jackie Robinson. And they’ll find one if they have to pull someone kicking and screaming from the closet. I’m not saying he is gay (I don’t know or care), but the media wants him to be.

Flange on January 24, 2013 at 8:24 PM

The world, and more specifically, this country, is being destroyed and THIS is what get’s legs??
I don’t get it.

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 8:24 PM

You can only stare helplessly at Leviathan for so long before you want a distraction. This isn’t serious. There isn’t much that can be done about the serious stuff.

sharrukin on January 24, 2013 at 8:29 PM

but the media wants him to be.

Flange on January 24, 2013 at 8:24 PM

That could be. Or it just their training that any distraction is good.
“Let no crisis be wasted”, goes along with let no distraction be wasted.

Mimzey on January 24, 2013 at 8:31 PM

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