Theory #2: Criss Cross
What if… Te’o was behind it, made it all up and Ronaiah was just an accomplice? Deadspin confirms Te’o and Ronaiah are friends. If Te’o was behind the hoax, the only possible motive would be the emotional story that helped his bid for the Heisman Trophy. Still, two deaths in the same day seems like a stretch anyway. If you’re going to kill off the fake girlfriend you have who’s dying of leukemia, why do it the same day as your grandmother? Unless…
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Thomas enjoys 90s pop culture, hates reality television and enjoys long walks on the beach.
January 17, 2013 at 9:24 am
he was in on it.
January 17, 2013 at 9:40 am
As a rabid ND fan and someone who really felt for Manti and his loss of his grandmother and the person he thought was his girlfriend in such quick succession, I’m going to withhold any judgement until all available facts are out there. As far as speculation goes I think that it’s conceivable that this kid was a victim and when his “loss” became national phenomenon he made up a story about how they met in person to spare himself the embarrassment of announcing to the world he had an online relationship with a woman he had never actually met and I don’t want to believe that he played any part in this hoax beyond that. As a ND fan who doesn’t miss a game and prays to “our lady” on game day for victory all I can say is this sucks..
January 17, 2013 at 10:45 am
agreed!!! teo is the victim here so far. we neeed to wait till all the facts are in