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Manti Te'o

I Can Never Trust People Again

1/19/2013 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0116-getty-manti-teoManti Te'o is telling close friends he was so badly scarred by the Internet hoax, he doesn't think he can ever trust people again ... TMZ has learned.

Manti is telling his friends he was not only victimized by the person behind the phantom GF, he lost his real girlfriend as a result of the mess.

TMZ broke the story ... Manti started dating 21-year-old Alexandra del Pilar in early November and really liked her.  But when Manti realized on December 6 he'd been played -- and he believes by Ronaiah Tuiasosopo -- he became a different person. 

Our sources say Manti became "freaked out, angry, upset and withdrawn," and Alexandra couldn't handle it.  And we're told ... Alexandra was dealing with a lot, because Manti let her in on his secret that he had been scammed.

We're told Alexandra pulled the plug on the relationship just before the story broke wide.  Manti harbors no hard feelings and is sorry the relationship crumbled.

As for the future, we're told Manti's trust in people has been shattered and -- at least for now -- he doesn't think that trust will come back.

Maybe a little distrust is a good thing.

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It's ok Te'o, we may never trust professional athletes again!

607 days ago


Just think Harvey, it is cause you and others he feels this way. How about in the future you do ONE story and let it go!!

607 days ago


Waaaa.. sac it up buddy, go play some football and move on (read grow) with your life and you will do fine.. Hopefully you did not have a part of this, but if you did take it as a lesson, find a way to redeem yourself and stick with girls you can actually have dinner with in person.. Life goes on, you are worth more than the sum of your parts, I suggest you live your life that way, and everything else will fall into place...

607 days ago


When I was a sophomore in high school, I dated a zip lock bag of dryer lint for six months. Her name was Suzie and I really loved her.

607 days ago

steak man     

Te'o if you want trust and people to trust you back you have to do a interview and tell the truth. If you are gay (not that there is anything wrong with that) come clean. Mahalo

607 days ago

Soiled Midget Panties    

...yeah, he looks pretty angry in that pic. Like....rarrghghgg!


607 days ago


MANTI shouldn't feel too bad about not trusting anyone ... sooner or later, most people get betrayed by people they thought they could trust and end up feeling the same way he does now. People can be pretty nasty untrustworthy creatures.
Want trust ... you may have to get a dog or cat.

607 days ago


Way to back pedal brain of a 9 year old

607 days ago


I lied to the world for fame and the possibility of millions of dollars now I don't trust people anymore because they found out I lied. Screw you buddy,

607 days ago


Me too, except I don't have a sore vagina like you do. Don't try crying on my shoulder mary.

607 days ago


wait a minute...am i reading this right? he had a g/f at the same time he had his cyber g/f? And he states that he doesn't think he can trust again? Somehow the Law of Mirrors applies here.

607 days ago

OH NO!    

Enough already with this bull**** lame ass story. Milk something else. Holy ****, does anyone at all care about this crap. **** YOU TMZ!

607 days ago


Come on TMZ stop talking about this hawaiian punch guy otherwise me and my friends we'll boycott your site.This guy plays college fooball and he's not in the NFL.He's just a linebacker not a QB or a WR.

607 days ago


Who the hell cares about this non story

607 days ago


This guy is str8 up lying about the whole situation!!! Nobody is buying his stories because they don't add up to 2 cents!!!

607 days ago
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