Originally Posted by Swamps
This whole story has been weird as hell. I really don't understand why he would lie about something like this. Its sad that this is actually more interesting than the Irish football team is.
There's a lot of theories. Those theories make a lot more sense if Manti Te'O turns out to be homosexual & that will make this story go from bizarre to sad.
He's a Mormon Samoan in football going to a Catholic school. Add being gay to that & it's a recipe for ridiculing disaster because those are not exactly equal rights demographics.
I read one speculative theory that the girlfriend story was fabricated so Te'O could get his parents off of his back, then when they wanted to meet her, he lied that she died. Who the fuck knows. The whole thing is insane & he was obviously not thinking clearly, whether he was in on the hoax or oblivious to it (which the latter seems completely impossible by his own words/stories used over the season in various interviews).