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Dan Jan 16, 2013 02:28 PM

The Manti Te'o dead girlfriend story is a hoax (Deadspin)
 
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http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/i/n/m...x-deadspin.jpg

Nor is there any report of a severe auto accident involving a Lennay Kekua. Background checks turn up nothing. The Stanford registrar's office has no record that a Lennay Kekua ever enrolled. There is no record of her birth in the news. Outside of a few Twitter and Instagram accounts, there's no online evidence that Lennay Kekua ever existed.

The photographs identified as Kekua—in online tributes and on TV news reports—are pictures from the social-media accounts of a 22-year-old California woman who is not named Lennay Kekua. She is not a Stanford graduate; she has not been in a severe car accident; and she does not have leukemia. And she has never met Manti Te'o.

http://deadspin.com/5976517/manti-te...ason-is-a-hoax

quhawks12 Jan 16, 2013 02:32 PM

This is crazy...

classof2016 Jan 16, 2013 02:32 PM

wtf

ChiCityHoops34 Jan 16, 2013 02:34 PM

if true, i dont even know where he goes from here

Dan Jan 16, 2013 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by ChiCityHoops34 (Post 678817)
if true, i dont even know where he goes from here

1) Apology Tour

2) NFL Draft 1st Round

:D

ChiCityHoops34 Jan 16, 2013 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Dan (Post 678819)
1) Apology Tour

2) NFL Draft 1st Round

:D

:thumb:

Illinigirl Jan 16, 2013 02:41 PM

Wow - some people are crazy!!

Cool Hand Luke Jan 16, 2013 02:44 PM

The Ravens need a replacement.

Why not replace one psychopath with another?

Shenanigans Jan 16, 2013 02:45 PM

HE IS WHO WE THOUGHT HE WAS!!!!!

Warriors1994 Jan 16, 2013 02:49 PM

What the hell????

Botb9 Jan 16, 2013 02:53 PM

All for publicity's sake. My God.

noahsmar Jan 16, 2013 02:56 PM

In retrospect.. does Demetrius Jackson commit to Notre Dame??

OlivetNaz Jan 16, 2013 02:57 PM

Just how sick and demented are these people to DO this?

TheSecretWeapon Jan 16, 2013 02:58 PM

so can Djax get out of his LOI since he was supposedly inspired by a Teo speech? :D

RHITIllini Jan 16, 2013 03:01 PM

Did Te'o seriously have an imaginary girlfriend?

guess this can all come out now that his Heisman campaign was unsuccessful.

-josh- Jan 16, 2013 03:07 PM

This is awful, i hope he goes undrafted.

mdonsbach Jan 16, 2013 03:11 PM

I actually had a classmate who claimed one of their family members was in the world trade center when the planes hit and die in the collapse. 2 days later he recanted. It's amazing what people will do for attention.

cmore Jan 16, 2013 03:13 PM

Has this hit mainstream media yet (ex Espn)?

Dan Jan 16, 2013 03:14 PM

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I'm told Notre Dame will have an official comment on the Deadspin Manti Te'o story shortly.

http://twitter.com/BFeldmanCBS

-josh- Jan 16, 2013 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by cmore (Post 678842)
Has this hit mainstream media yet (ex Espn)?

I just checked and there's not even whispers of it, if this does indeed turn out to be true than the ones who have the biggest PR disaster outside Teo would be ESPN considering how much they beat this story into our heads. Fact checking be darned these days i guess.

Dan Jan 16, 2013 03:17 PM

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Notre Dame statement: "Notre Dame coaches informed Dec 26 by Manti Te’o & parents Manti had been victim of what appears to be a hoax"

ND: "Lennay Kekua apparently ingratiated herself w/Manti & then conspired w/others to lead him believe she had tragically died of leukemia"

ND: "Proper authorities continue to investigate, this appears to be, at minimum, a sad & very cruel deception to entertain its perpetrators"

http://twitter.com/McMurphyESPN

Groundhogday Jan 16, 2013 03:19 PM

wow. This is one heck of a whopper. How did he expect to get away with this? How the heck did he get away with this for so long?

Dan Jan 16, 2013 03:20 PM

Full ND Statement-

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Notre Dame Statement: Manti Te'o

On Dec. 26, Notre Dame coaches were informed by Manti Te'o and his parents that Manti had been the victim of what appears to be a hoax in which someone using the fictitious name Lennay Kekua apparently ingratiated herself with Manti and then conspired with others to lead him to believe she had tragically died of leukemia. The University immediately initiated an investigation to assist Manti and his family in discovering the motive for and nature of this hoax. While the proper authorities will continue to investigate this troubling matter, this appears to be, at a minimum, a sad and very cruel deception to entertain its perpetrators.

Dennis Brown
University Spokesman | Assistant Vice President

https://www.facebook.com/FightingIri...51543714604705

OlivetNaz Jan 16, 2013 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Dan (Post 678846)
ND Statement quotes from random ESPN reporter

After reading the Deadspin piece...what a load of s***. No way Te'o isn't in on this somehow.

Groundhogday Jan 16, 2013 03:21 PM

So is there a real Lennay Kekua? And what possible advantage would she gain from making friends with Manti and pretending to die?


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