He's gay and has a girlfriend cover so that he could go to Notre Dame (religious school).
Pretty easy to figure out. And I bet everyone knew about it too. Probably part of the recruiting.
"Come to Notre Dame."
"Can't, coach. I'm gay."
"That's ok. I've got a fool proof idea."
"Sounds good. Sign me up!"
That makes no sense. Why create a story that could eventually unravel when you could just lie and say "i am too busy for a g/f right now, i am just enjoying my time in college and bachelorhood" Not all athletes have steady g/fs or wives.
The story makes more sense for someone trying to curry favor from Heisman Voters and the public. Or someone with a pathological disorder.
Either way, if Manti was involved in the lie (and wasn't just duped into thinking he had an online gf that didn't exist) he is a moron.
Does Manti really expect everyone to believe that he was tricked into a year long relationship with a "fake" girl that didnt exist???
Read the Deadspin article and the quotes from his father and the timeline of events. So who exactly did he fall in love with? Someone he never met in person and only talked to on the phone?? Then who was the girl on the phone for all those conversations? He is either the DUMBEST person on earth or a pathological liar.