posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 11:13 AM
Originally posted by BellaSabre
Or, imagine for a moment you are a kid who exaggerated or even fabricated a story about a girl, and the next thing you know it's all over the news,
and they are inviting you on their shows to publicly 'fess up to it.
I think we all know some of it is bogus. But hey, don't stop til the kid is completely humiliated!!!!
Then you can say "See? He's was lying and I'm not. I'm so fabulous'.
If you think about it, it's such a petty thing. Maybe he owes his friends and coach an explanation. But if it were me, I'd gladly tell A. Cooper
and the rest of them to go to hell. He owes them nothing.
I'd agree with you wholeheartedly if he were just any kid on the sideline of any football program in any given year. However, this kid was number 2
in the Heisman race. If he had won, he would be the first specifically defensive player to ever win. He would be #1 draft pick and stand to make
millions and millions from winning that award. The tragedy of his fake girlfriend was very much a centerpiece of the "campaign" to get him the
Heisman. Chatting with a ND fan friend of mine on the night of the National Championship game I pointed out that T'eo's stats aren't that good,
especially considering how high he was in the Heisman race. The response I got was, "Yeah, but no team has a better team leader. Look what he went
through in his life and how the team has rallied around him."
SO... The fake girlfriend may not just be a fake girlfriend. If T'eo was in on it in order to increase his public image and increase his chance at
the Heisman, then it was a hoax that potentially could have netted him millions of dollars. Therefore, you can't just dismiss this story as a kid who
let a little lie about his gf get out of hand. If T'eo was part of the conspiracy, then he has systematically lied for sole purpose of sole monetary
gain... which in my book would make him an bad guy. If he wasn't in on it, and he really was just "catfished" then I have sympathy and he's
probably a good guy.
We need to know the truth. The NFL needs to know the truth before anyone drafts him. Is he pathologically dishonest? Or just epic stupid? Neither are
good, but it's the difference between fitting in with the Patriots or the Browns.