Skip to comments.Exclusive: Woman tried new hoax in December call to Te'o
Posted on 01/18/2013 7:28:09 PM PST by iowamark
Manti Te'o has told family and friends that the woman who was the voice of his fictitious girlfriend Lennay Kekua called him in December and said she had to fake her own death months earlier to elude drug dealers, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser has learned.
The woman, who has yet to be identified, tried to re-engage a relationship with Teo months after she supposedly had died of leukemia in early September, the Notre Dame All-American linebacker has told the people close to him. The account was shared with the Star-Advertiser by a source close to the Teo family.
According to the account, Te'o asked the woman to transmit a photo to him with a date stamp, which she did, but this did not allay his suspicions and he later told his family and Notre Dame officials about being scammed.
The account does not give the date of the call but on Wednesday Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick told a campus press conference that the woman contacted Te'o on Dec. 6 while he was in Florida for an ESPN post-season awards show. "He received a phone call from a number that he recognized as having been associated with Lennay Kekua," Swarbrick said. "When he answered it, it was a person whose voice sounded like the same person that he had talked to, who told him she was, in fact, not dead."
On Dec. 26, Te'o notified school officials, according to a statement from Teo Wednesday.
Subsequently Notre Dame commissioned an investigation that concluded Te'o had been the victim of a hoax, the school said.
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Good thing thing his fake girlfriend didn’t file for divorce instead. This poor guy would have been on the hook for alimony.
Ima get me one of them virtual girlfriends.
I have come to the conclusion he was part of the hoax to cover up the fact he is gay...JMHO
Big man on campus, jock, Heisman trophy runner up and the only girlfriend he could hook up with was on the phone with a campus crawling with honeys..... Right !
Else he's digging himself a bottomless pit...
I don’t know anything about this guy, but why do you assume he had no other girlfriends? Or that he isn’t a naive young man?
Obviously he never met this girl, but he still could have seen others.
I know I must be having a blond moment...but I have to ask..
Why is this story getting the coverage it is?
This guy wouldn’t be the first to fake a girlfriend or get caught in some kind of internet scam.
What does it have to do with football or Notre Dame?
Prolefeed. Anything to distract from the real news.
can’t argue with your conclusion...except South Bend is hardly a campus crawling with honeys. The smart girls go there, not the hot ones.
Still, the Notre Dame football captain should still be pulling some tail from somewhere other than online and on the phone.
A sad but true statement.
Made it with some smart girls back in the day,and some hot ones too.The smart ones were a whole lot more fun.
He’s a very serious Mormon at a (sort of) Catholic school. Serious Mormons only date & marry Mormons.
good buddy of mine just asked for some advie- he had to choose between a smart one and a crazy/hot one...
I told him the crazy/hot ones are always a lot of fun.... at first
Then comes the screaming and yelling and police involvement and lawyers and court orders...
A composite girlfriend just like bath-house Barry.
Wonder if he has a fake Hawaiian birth certificate too.
Let’s Ask Obama About His Made-Up Girlfriends
The crux of the Te’o story, of course, is whether Te’o conspired to fabricate his seemingly tragic relationship with imaginary girlfriend Lennay Kekua or whether he is a victim of a cruel hoax.
Much is at stake — or so we are told. If Te’o proves to be a willing participant in a hoax, NFL scouts will question his character and downgrade his stock in the upcoming NFL draft. For those who care, Deadspin has some excellent reporting on this story — better reporting, in fact, than anyone in the major media has done on that other Hawaiian fabricator of girlfriends, Barack Obama.
I agree. However, it may depend what one is looking for on a given day I suppose :)
If he wasn’t in on it, he is the dumbest person on the planet. He can’t reconcile the lie about meeting her in person when they first met or the personal meetings in Hawaii
I’m outraged and writing my Congressman.
We needs a law to protect us from fake girlfriends.
We do! Especially those ‘Hi-Capacity’ chippie broads, they will get ya every time!
It’s a shame I couldn’t reach Manti in time. My cousin in Nigeria is looking for someone to put money in a bank account.
But seriously, you can't get much more asinine than this story.
And if he is batting for the other side, being a magic underwear guy is great cover. He cannot come out if he is gay because no NFL team is going to want the headaches that will cause. Can you imagine what kind of grief a team with an openly gay player would get?
Anyway, something ain’t right about the whole thing, but we will never know.
Thank goodness for your forgiving nature, Pete. Carrying around this little blond lie has been a huge burden. The truth has set me free!!
Actually it was a half truth...sometimes my stunning brunette roots grow out a little. :)