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    If Lennay Kekau has been around since atleast 2008, a year before Te'o "met" her, I have a hard time believing that Te'o had any part of creating the situation. Combine that with other NFL players saying they phsiycally met a girl pretending to be her. The TMZ story is pretty sick. Having a lady meet your "sister" and then killing her off a month later.


    I acknowledged he lied. I'm not trying to absolve him of that. It's a lot more understandable seeing a guy in a bad situation not knowing exactly what to do, rather than seeing a guy create the situation for personal gain. Both are crappy situations, but one is a lot better than the other.
    If she has been around since 08, then I'd certainly agree with you. I just think we'll need something more than some random guy's twitter. Lots of people say lots of things on twitter for attention.

    The first thing he needs to do, especially if innocent, is get out in front of this. The longer he waits, the worse he looks.

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    Yeah seriously, why so quiet Manti? That prepared statement must be taking a lot of editing for someone with nothing to hide. You're already embarrassed why not get this over with?

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    Yeah seriously, why so quiet Manti? That prepared statement must be taking a lot of editing for someone with nothing to hide. You're already embarrassed why not get this over with?
    And while the media will eventually find something else to talk about, NFL teams certainly won't forget about it. He's going to be grilled relentlessly multiple times by teams who are probably good at detecting BS. He's going to have to face the music sooner or later.

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    Breaking news on ESPN

    A man, in 2008, was scammed by this same guy from USC.

    The man will not comment, but his cousins are speaking now. One of them (a young girl) says she tried to tweet Matain and tell him, and he blocked her

    The USC kid told the girl that he hoaxed Mantain, and it was a game for him

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    Just really bizarre, I'm beginning to think manti was definitely hoaxed at some point, but he found out then and made a decision to keep it quiet. My biggest question right now is when did Manti actually figure out? When did he start hanging with Tuiasosopo did it start as a hoax on Manti and then they both decided they could maybe profit from it? This is going to make a great book.

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    All Te'o mailbag from Bill Simmons today http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/...ll-teo-mailbag

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    All Te'o mailbag from Bill Simmons today http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/...ll-teo-mailbag
    The Belichick speculation is definitely believable.

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    I cant post from my phone, but tmz has pictures with a girl. I cant see the timeline of when they started dating.

    I also saw Teo said he got a call Dec 6. He never said he figured out it was a Hoax the

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    Photo of the girl used for the Lennay Kekua persona:


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    tmz.com

    11:49 AM PT -- New photos have surfaced showing Manti and Alexandra sitting on Santa's lap together sometime around Christmas.

    Alex also posted a photo on November 16, in which she thanked Manti for giving her a couple of leis, which she hung in her car.

    The dates are consistent with the story Manti is telling friends.




    Manti Te'o quietly began dating an actual living, breathing female human being ... shortly after he learned "Lennay Kekua" had died from cancer ... and the rebound chick is HOT ... TMZ has learned.

    Sources close to Manti tell us ... the Notre Dame star met Alexandra del Pilar the weekend of November 10 -- when Notre Dame played Boston College.

    Alexandra, 21, is a student at St. Mary's College in Indiana -- which is close to Notre Dame.

    We're told Alexandra and Manti dated for nearly 2 months, but broke up recently.

    There are rumors swirling that Manti created a fictitious GF to take the pressure off him from teammates and others who felt he should be dating, but his relationship with a real woman calls those rumors into doubt.

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    Manti Te'o is telling friends ... he knew the truth about Lennay Kekua in early December ... but continued the lie for 20 days for the sake of his team.

    Sources connected to Te'o say ... it's true what ND Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick said Wednesday night, that Manti realized he had been hoaxed on Dec. 6, when he got a phone call from "Lennay" ... months after he thought she was dead.

    But sources tell us ... Manti didn't tell his coaches about the hoax until Dec. 26 ... because he thought it would be a huge distraction while the team prepared to face Alabama in the BCS Championship.

    During the 20 days, we're told Manti struggled over how to handle the situation ... but eventually felt compelled to come clean to his coaches.

    Manti is currently training for the NFL combine -- and we're told he's getting a lot of support from the guys he's been training with.

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    Source reveals how Manti Te’o finally cracked the case

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/20627205/source-reveals-how-manti-teo-finally-cracked-the-case

    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Even after Manti Te'o was informed by the woman who played the voice of his fictitious girlfriend that her death was a hoax, she tried to rekindle their romance with another hoax.


    The voice of Lennay Kekua told Te'o over the phone that she had to fake her own death a few months earlier in an effort to hide from drug dealers, Hawaii News Now has confirmed.


    The Athletic Director for Notre Dame, Jack Swarbrick, revealed during a press conference Wednesday, Jan. 16., that a second hoax was attempted even after the first hoax was revealed. "Everything here had a story," Swarbrick said. "There was another story to explain what happened and to restart the relationship. And I'm not going to go into details of that, Manti can. But the next phase of the hoax was played out. Here's why we did what we did, and now here we are back. Still in character."


    Sources tell Hawaii News Now's Mike Cherry that when the caller tried scam Te'o again, he had the caller send a photo to him with a date stamp, but his suspicions never waned.


    The woman has not yet been identified, but many published reports point to Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, a 22-year-old man who is heavily involved with his church, as the person behind the Lennay Kekua character online. A reporter for ESPN said Friday that Tuiasosopo came clean in December and tearfully admitted to a friend that he had hoaxed the La'ie native and Punahou graduate.


    Hawaii News Now spoke with Te'o's mother Friday. She said Te'o and his family are not yet ready to speak publicly, but they are working on something to be released. She gave no timeline for when that will happen.

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    Does thos Ronaiah have a feminine voice or is an actual woman involved too?

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    Does thos Ronaiah have a feminine voice or is an actual woman involved too?
    (Hard to say for sure because of so many journalists involved now...and we know how much HW they do on vetting every source...)

    An article I read the other day said one other male and female were involved, and that the two makes would sometimes speak in low pitch tones to sound like a female.

    My question is how gullible does one have to be to fall for this? I will take it one stop further and chance gullible to stupid.

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    And what was the end game for this Ronaiah? I get pranking as a joke, but this was elaborate. Did he want money? Extortion? Or is he just bat **** crazy?

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    Something still isn't sitting right. Ok nothing is really sitting right

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    http://tracking.si.com/2013/01/19/no...ried-to-skype/

    Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o told the university that he tried to use the voice-chat service Skype to speak with his girlfriend, a person that later was revealed did not exist, reports CBSSports.com.

    The report says that she refused to speak with Te’o using the service and that Notre Dame brought up the subject to Te’o during their investigation because the relationship happened online.


    Earlier this week, Deadspin.com reported that Te’o was part of a hoax after they discovered the girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, not only did not die of leukemia as had been reported, but did not exist.

    The school also identified Ronaiah Tuiasosopo and the role he played as the alleged mastermind but did not speak with him during the investigation, CBSSports.com learned. The school shared its findings with the Te’o family to act upon as it saw fit. Investigators found that Tuiasosopo attended the USC-Notre Dame game on Nov. 24. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that Kekua called Te’o on Dec. 6 to say she faked her death to evade drug dealers. The school did not contact the NCAA during the investigative process.
    Deadspin reported that Tuiasosopo planned the Kekua scam, according to his family and friends.

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    I am dead, but just saw the bottom scroller for ESPN. Teo sat down for an off camera interview this afternoon / this evening.

    No reports yet of what was said

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    Picture of him, reporter, and lawyer, Why is the lawyer there?

    https://twitter.com/ESPNprDScott/sta...463616/photo/1

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    Purdue was the catalyst to the hoax! Boiler up!

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    Ben Maller ‏@benmaller
    Manti Te'o DID allow cameras during first TV interview, however Te'o demanded an imaginary camera be used.


    No homo I love Ben Maller best weekend overnight radio person ever he keeps me rolling. Everyone should check him out some times on 1260 he also does the NFL game day on fox dude is LOL funny.

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    Picture of him, reporter, and lawyer, Why is the lawyer there?

    https://twitter.com/ESPNprDScott/sta...463616/photo/1
    Probably taking a transcript, also probably making sure that Manti doesn't look too bad because the fact he obviously lied regardless of whether he knew about the hoax in the first place is being completely overlookd by the media. Ok so he fell in love with a twitter account for 3 years, doesn't change the fact that once he knew in early December he kept it going for another month.

    Oh twitter account you so sexy. Oh stranger's voice on the phone, you're my beloved girlfriend.

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    Did anyone just hear Jeremy Schaap? I cant stop laughing ethier way now the guy is a fraud and a complete joke but I still dont believe what Teo said via Schaap.

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