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Manti Te'o hoax: Do you believe he is a victim?
Originally Posted by The New Black
I guess so, he was lied to but why is this news? I don't understand why we need to know about this at all?? People get tricked/duped sometimes. It sucks but what's the point of announcing it to the world?
Originally Posted by Josephine
I'm under the impression there's a good chance that he wasn't actually tricked but was part of the hoax in order to get publicity?
Originally Posted by Who Me?
Okay, so just making sure, this is for publicity - whether he's in on it or not. It's just annoying that this stuff makes news. I know it does when other famous pointless people do so(paris hilton, kim k, etc) but was surprised an athlete is trying to get fame this way.

I read an article on it and this is the funniest reply ever
"This is kind of like when Jan Brady dated George Glass on the Brady Bunch"

LOL