Colts Punter Pat McAfee Nearly Got Catfished, Too, But Realized He Wasn't Famous Enough For Groupies

It's still difficult to tell to what extent Manti Te'o was duped by Ronaiah Tuiasosopo and any co-conspirators, but if he did begin the relationship in good faith, he'd join at least one other athlete that has been taken in—if briefly—by online an suitors pretending to be someone she wasn't. It's a good group.

More than a week ago, Colts punter Pat McAfee told this story through his Twitter, and he re-uploaded it as the Te'o narrative was unfolding. He was tipped off to his own looming ensnarement, he says, partly by the fact that he was a shitty punter:

Colts Punter Pat McAfee Nearly Got Catfished, Too, But Realized He Wasn't Famous Enough For Groupies

Colts Punter Pat McAfee Nearly Got Catfished, Too, But Realized He Wasn't Famous Enough For Groupies

Colts Punter Pat McAfee Nearly Got Catfished, Too, But Realized He Wasn't Famous Enough For Groupies

Colts Punter Pat McAfee Nearly Got Catfished, Too, But Realized He Wasn't Famous Enough For Groupies

Colts Punter Pat McAfee Nearly Got Catfished, Too, But Realized He Wasn't Famous Enough For Groupies

He goes on to explain how his experience puts him firmly in the Te'o-was-duped camp ("People can be anybody they want to be on the interweb"). Whether or not he's right, he's admirably forthright about his own experience.

McAfee, known for being a live wire, is now probably famous enough to be effectively catfished. Start your engines, whoever does that!

h/t Brandon

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