Originally Posted by GP
I don't have time, nor the desire to give an effort, so can someone give me a quick rundown of what the hell is going on with the guy?
He had an online girlfriend and it turns out it was someone pranking him?
He's getting torched all over the web. Some places are saying he might be delusional. How awkward.
His girlfriend dying has been played up in it in the media the entire year, so it has gotten people to believe he is somehow involved in the hoax. If he's not involved, it's a sick twisted joke played on the guy. Te'o was in an online relationship with a "woman" who supposedly died last year. The "woman" turns out to still be alive, and it just so happens to be a "guy". If Te'o isn't involved then I've seen this sort of thing happen before on Dr. Phil. It's called a "catfish" and they try to play on peoples emotions in an online relationship and come up with extreme excuses not to meet in person.