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    Deadspin Article on Manti Te'o's Girlfriend's Death

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    Notre Dame's Manti Te'o, the stories said, played this season under a terrible burden. A Mormon linebacker who led his Catholic school's football program back to glory, Te'o was whipsawed between personal tragedies along the way. In the span of six hours in September, as Sports Illustrated told it, Te'o learned first of the death of his grandmother, Annette Santiago, and then of the death of his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua.

    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.

    Upon receiving the news of the two deaths, Te'o went out and led the Fighting Irish to a 20-3 upset of Michigan State, racking up 12 tackles. 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.

    Did you enjoy the uplifiting story, the tale of a man who responded to adversity by becoming one of the top players of the game? If so, stop reading.

    Manti Te'o did lose his grandmother this past fall. Annette Santiago died on Sept. 11, 2012, at the age of 72, according to Social Security Administration records in Nexis. But there is no SSA record there of the death of Lennay Marie Kekua, that day or any other. 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.

    The photographs identified as Kekua—in online tributes and on TV news reports—are pictures from the social-media accounts of a 22-year-old California woman who is not named Lennay Kekua. She is not a Stanford graduate; she has not been in a severe car accident; and she does not have leukemia. And she has never met Manti Te'o.
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    Manti Te’o’s Dead Girlfriend, The Most Heartbreaking Story was all a HOAX

    Oh. My. God.

    http://deadspin.com/5976517/manti-te...ason-is-a-hoax


    Too long to quote. It's a must read.
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    what an ***hole.

    you are BroadwayJoe created threads about this at the exact same time

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    That was the most ridiculous thing I have ever read. I don't understand why people do **** like this.

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    Stay classy ND.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haggis View Post
    Stay classy ND.
    Yes because this is a ND problem right?

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    This is one hell of a story. Need to know what the motivation for all this was.
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    ND releases statement that says Te'o was victim of a hoax: "a sad and very cruel deception to entertain its perpetrators."
    Pete Thamel / SI

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    Check out his mentions on twitter right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metsbulls1025 View Post
    Yes because this is a ND problem right?
    Did you read the article at all? The South Bend Tribune was one of the biggest pushers of this lie.

    in the tradition of so much of Notre Dame's mythmaking and with the help of a compliant press.



    Also, let's try not to stick up for an institution that has 2 dead kids on their hands already, it's not like they've been an upstanding institution/program recently.

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    I am a ND fan, but in order for Te'o to be a victim that would mean he never met the girl before and only had online communication with her. However we know they actually met. So unless the girl he met pretended to be someone else and then she faked her death I don't know how he was a "victim".

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    Oh boy, they played the hoax card already? Just from what was in that article that seems really, really unlikely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by haggis View Post
    Did you read the article at all? The South Bend Tribune was one of the biggest pushers of this lie.






    Also, let's try not to stick up for an institution that has 2 dead kids on their hands already, it's not like they've been an upstanding institution/program recently.
    So your saying the newspaper was in on it as well? Or maybe they were pushing it because every news media was covering the story all year.

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    are we even sure manti teo exists?.... I didn't see him in the championship game
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    This is an incredible investigative piece from Deadspin. Great job by them.

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