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Under Further Investigation: Story #1 Manti Te’o Girlfriend a hoax.

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January 17, 2013

The most heart breaking and inspirational story of the 2012 college football season was Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o who’s grandmother and girlfriend died on the same night or did they? Teo’s grandmother did but there has been no evidence that Lennay Kekua ever even lived. No proof. No birth or death certificates. Kekua who supposedly died of leukemia was having a online relationship with her.  i’ve heard lots of bits and pieces about that they have met each other face to face but i’m not sure if those are true. either Te’o was  a victim of someones hoax or he is a great liar. Lennay supposedly went to Stanford but there are no enrollment records of her. except for a few twitter and other online accounts she never existed. was Te’o in on on it? nobody knows. for more on this story check out the website that broke it www.deadspin.com. before I end this Under Further Investigation I will leave you with Te’o’s reaction:

This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed an emotional relationship with a woman I met online. We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by communicating frequently online and on the phone, and I grew to care deeply about her. To realize that I was the victim of what was apparently someone’s sick joke and constant lies was, and is, painful and humiliating. It further pains me that the grief I felt and the sympathies expressed to me at the time of my grandmother’s death in September were in any way deepened by what I believed to be another significant loss in my life. I am enormously grateful for the support of my family, friends and Notre Dame fans throughout this year. To think that I shared with them my happiness about my relationship and details that I thought to be true about her just makes me sick. I hope that people can understand how trying and confusing this whole experience has been. In retrospect, I obviously should have been much more cautious. If anything good comes of this, I hope it is that others will be far more guarded when they engage with people online than I was. Fortunately, I have many wonderful things in my life, and I’m looking forward to putting this painful experience behind me as I focus on preparing for the NFL Draft.

 

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