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Old January 18 2013, 12:47 AM   #33
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Re: Manti Te'o Makes Up Dead Girlfriend

Dorian Thompson wrote: View Post
I'm very interested to see how this is going to affect his future NFL career.
It won't affect it negatively at all if he can throw/catch a football. The NFL is full of drunk drivers, domestic batterers, dog killers, potential rapists, etc. If Te'o is skilled enough at his position, he'll get a generous offer. A few people will look sideways at him, but it won't matter if he can play.
This will almost certainly do a major knock on his draft position, however (and it was already on the decline after he shit the bed in the BCS title game). Teams will be wary of Te'o, now, because there is one of two things wrong with him, and it isn't something that they'll want to deal with: A) If he really was duped by a hoax, then he is one of the stupidest motherfuckers on the planet. B) If he set up this elaborate hoax, he is a brazen sociopath. I think this episode easily slipped him into the second round.
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