Manti Te'o Hoax

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  1. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold POTY Politics

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    More lies and hypocrisy from the Golden Domers.
    According to Deadspin.com...
    The heartbreaking, tear jerking story of ND Linebacker Te'o GF's (Lennay Kekua) illness and death were all faked to elicit support for his Heisman aspirations.


    Kekua, 22 years old, had been in a serious car accident in California, and then had been diagnosed with leukemia. SI's Pete Thamel described how Te'o would phone her in her hospital room and stay on the line with her as he slept through the night. "Her relatives told him that at her lowest points, as she fought to emerge from a coma, her breathing rate would increase at the sound of his voice," Thamel wrote.

    It was heartbreaking and inspirational. Te'o would appear on ESPN's College GameDay to talk about the letters Kekua had written him during her illness. He would send a heartfelt letter to the parents of a sick child, discussing his experience with disease and grief. The South Bend Tribune wrote an article describing the young couple's fairytale meeting—she, a Stanford student; he, a Notre Dame star—after a football game outside Palo Alto.

    Her passing, recounted so many times in the national media, produces no obituary or funeral announcement in Nexis, and no mention in the Stanford student newspaper.

    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.
     
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  2. Avery

    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Subject just came up on sports radio. brb w/ thoughts and opinions....
     
  3. Lou Loomis

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    some are saying he got Catfish'd but looks more like he was in on the bull shit.
     
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    :wtf:
     
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    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    He made up having a girlfriend that died. Wow. Weird. Manti'4stern :hhh:
     
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    When I saw one of the original stories on ESPN and they didn't show any pictures with him and his girlfriend together. Out of curiosity I did an internet search with the same result that ESPN must have had.
     
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    i think all those missed tackles vs. alabama is going to hurt him more at the draft.

    plenty of liars in the NFL average 140 tackles a year
     
  8. cheezedbyfate

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    deathers
     
  9. Lumpy

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    Scum bag.....nothing new for ND.

    Catholic institutions are bad at covering rapes and lies.
     
  10. Lou Loomis

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    Manti Te'o wasn't missing tackles in the National Championship, he was hugging his girlfriend.
     
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    good.
     
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    what i learned from the Deadspin piece (that i already knew)


    1. don't trust Mormons

    2. don't believe anything football players say (OJ Simpson)

    3. ESPN and the rest of the sports media will be out for his blood (Jim Rome especially bought the story)
     
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    He's a fucking dope. More embarrassing than the Alabama debacle.
     
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    The hoax is the hoax
     
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    Can't wait to see who Manti Te'o has with him in the green room at the NFL Draft - Faux John Madden on Twitter
     
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    "ESPN has just apologized for Brett Musburgers inappropriate comments regarding the beauty of Mantei Teo's fake dead girlfriend" - Twitter
     
  18. doughhead63

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  19. PI Nate

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    This ought to be good, ND has scheduled a presser tonite to respond to the hoax...:haha:
     
  20. jonpow

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    Lennay Kekua

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