OMG! Is anyone following the story of Manti Te'o's *dead* girlfriend?? Notre Dame football player
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Posted: 1/18/2013 9:43:04 AM

It cannot be disputed, however, that he continued to act as if she had existed even after he knew it was all a fake. That alone makes me suspicious that he was complicit.
I think that is fishy too.

If he had just had an online relationship and it just fizzled out - then I could believe he was duped. But the timing of her dying, the media blitz, and all that followed - that is very suspicious to me. He did benefit from this when it was going on (not financially, but it certainly elevated his public profile).

At the very least, he's dishonest. Either way he has lied.

I find this whole thing fascinating!



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Posted: 1/18/2013 11:28:18 AM
According to TMZ, he started dating a girl in November, but they recently broke up. They have her name and picture. She's a student at St. Mary's College - not very far from Notre Dame.

That would sort of kill the 'he's gay so he faked an online relationship' speculation. I mean, obviously you can date a girl and be gay...but if he's having a 'real' relationship with a girl, it doesn't make much sense to fake one.


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Posted: 1/18/2013 11:35:06 AM
Because its unheard of for 21 yr old, college jock to make up a story about a girlfriend/woman?! I think you have to think like a young man to maybe see why he would stretch the truth a bit bcz he didn't want to be embarrassed or have his manhood questioned. I'm sure we all know a man who has lied about his conquests to his buddies to seem 'cool' or whatever it is they think.

I still don't really care which way it goes, but truth is it could hurt his draft chances if its seen as a mental illness to some extent.

And for those that still can't believe this could happen, I encourage you to watch Catfish. The woman who faked the profile in that situation created up to 18 other profiles of siblings, cousins, friends and used pictures of the same group of people to show gatherings. She even had her actual 9 year old daughter speak to the guy as a "little sister." I believe she was said to be (not sure if diagnosed) schizophrenic at some point. It is kind of scary the extent she went to.

If Te'o is a gullible person, maybe he has some enemies (other jealous students or ppl from high school?) that wanted to mess with him. I guess either way its all kinda sad.






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Posted: 1/18/2013 11:50:15 AM
And now ESPN has identified a friend of Ronaiah's (Te'os 'friend who is at the root of this) who says that he confessed to her, and that Te'o had no idea. And this isn't the first time he's done it.



Link to ESPN


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Posted: 1/18/2013 6:17:15 PM
I heard on the local news that Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's cousin said that he had her talk to Manti and pretend to be Lennay. She says that he didn't know it was a hoax.

We'll see.


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Posted: 1/18/2013 6:56:58 PM
If he was totally duped, he is the worst boyfriend ever. She was supposedly in the hospital for months and he never visited. Not after the car accident, not after the coma when he was told they were going to pull the plug, not after the leukemia diagnosis, not for the bone marrow transplant. Never!

I read the transcript of the interview with the SI reporter. He wasn't sure what year she graduated from college (again, your girlfriend graduates from Stanford and you don't try to be there) he didn't know what her injuries were from the car accident. He was at the airport getting ready to board a flight to Hawaii and was told they were going to pull the plug on her. He doesn't change flights to go California? Well tell her I love her as she dies, I will be in Hawaii.

What a horrible boyfriend.


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Posted: 1/18/2013 8:06:53 PM
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Posted: 1/18/2013 10:05:16 PM

I'm agreeing with the first comment I read on this 'news'...

'Welp, that's enough internet for today'.




Faked her death


---"Just when we all thought the story of Manti Teo's fake/dead girlfriend couldn't get any weirder, it, well, does.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser posted a story Friday saying Teo's fictitious girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, called Teo on Dec. 6 and told he she faked her death to evade drug dealers.

And we're officially off the rails."






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Posted: 1/18/2013 10:31:19 PM
He is supposedly making a statement on ESPN tonight.

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Posted: 1/18/2013 11:47:45 PM

He is supposedly making a statement on ESPN tonight.


Supposedly he did an interview with his lawyer present
and one rep from ESPN. Should have done a press conference.
It looks too much like he's spent the last 2 days deciding
on his story.


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Posted: 1/20/2013 10:04:31 AM
After hearing "his side of the story" what does everyone think?


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Posted: 1/28/2013 2:29:53 PM
After hearing "his side of the story" I think he was innocent.
I think he was played and to cover up the embarrassment and to try to keep from looking like a fool, he carried it on after he knew, perhaps hoping it would just go away. I mean, it's not the first time we've seen a 21/22 yo guy do something ridiculous or try to cover something up. I truly think he was just so embarrassed to have been "had" that he didn't know what to do. Seriously, if the case was yourself, would you? I'm not sure I would. One thing is for sure, I am a whole lot more suspicious/less open to internet "friends" now!!
Everyone here excluded of course!!!!


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Posted: 1/28/2013 2:43:19 PM
I agree.

He has been ridiculed on every late night talk show, day time talk show, SNL, been talked about on the news(over and over) and has been the lead sports headline in our local papers since this broke. I really feel sorry for the poor kid.


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Posted: 1/28/2013 2:56:11 PM
I think he's either an idiot or crazy. And he still was complicit, after lying to the press and others after he already knew something was up in early December.

I think he effectively has killed all his chances with all other women for infinity.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 2:57:57 PM
Why, Manti??


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