For those of you who follow college football…you most likely heard all the stories about Manti Te’o, a senior linebacker from Notre Dame and Heisman Trophy Candidate who rose above adversity and became an inspiration to others after losing his grandmother and his girlfriend during the 2012 season.
In the span of six hours in September, Sports Illustrated broke the news that Te’o learned first of the death of his grandmother, Annette Santiago, and then of the death of his girlfriend, twenty-two-year-old Lennay Kekua who claimed to be a student at Stanford.
Just days after receiving the news of the two deaths the a fighting Irish played Michigan State. Te’o with his head held high went out and led the Fighting Irish to a 20-3 upset over the Spartans.
According to sources…the most heartbreaking and inspirational story of this years college season…was in part a hoax.
It is true…Te’o did lose his grandmother…however the whole girlfriend thing was nothing more than a sick fictitious story of lies and deception.
Te’o who the whole thing as a sick joke realize which has left him humiliated said it started like this…They met online. Within a brief period of time they developed an emotional relationship. Te’o said in the statement. “We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by communicating frequently online, by text and on the phone, and I grew to care deeply about her.” By Te’o's own account, she was an “online” girlfriend.
Kekua told Te’o she had been in a serious car accident in California, and then had been diagnosed with leukemia. Te’o would call her at the hospital and stay on the line with her as he slept through the night. Her fictitious 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.”
Just 24 hours after he was told of the passing of his grandmother…he received a call in which he was told that Kekua had also passed away.
Manti Te’o and members of his family colluded together to fabricate the existence of his “mystery deceased girlfriend.” Their investigation confirmed that there is no record of a woman named Lennay Kekua who attended Standford and had leukemia….The woman in the pictures which were used to add credibility to their sick-joke are just some random photo the sick-idiots found online.
The family notified the University and an extensive investigation is underway.
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