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Exclusive: Woman tried new hoax in December call to Te'o
Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | January 18, 2013 | Ferd Lewis

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 Te‘o 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 Te‘o 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 Te‘o 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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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Sports
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To: iowamark

I’m outraged and writing my Congressman.
We needs a law to protect us from fake girlfriends.

21 posted on 01/18/2013 9:55:26 PM PST by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Smokeyblue; iowamark; Olog-hai; Larry Lucido
Is there perhaps a regular course at Punahoa High in "Girlfriend Fabrication?"

The news is suddenly full of non-stories to keep our minds off Executive Orders, breaking the filibuster, and continuous taxpayer rape.

That said, this one at least has some comedic value - for the moment.

22 posted on 01/18/2013 10:01:24 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

We do! Especially those ‘Hi-Capacity’ chippie broads, they will get ya every time!

23 posted on 01/18/2013 10:04:40 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: iowamark

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.

24 posted on 01/18/2013 10:24:22 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Olog-hai; berdie
Too much coverage of the pending gun grab may have actually stirred the sheeple.

But seriously, you can't get much more asinine than this story.

25 posted on 01/18/2013 11:49:37 PM PST by varyouga
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To: Campion

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.

26 posted on 01/19/2013 8:12:27 AM PST by alarm rider (Basically, we are toast.)
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To: berdie
I know I must be having a blond moment

berdie, For months, I have been telling people that birdie, my girlfriend from Texas, is a stunning brunette. And now I come onto FreeRepublic and find out that you are a blondie?

I've been devastated all day. But now I realize that something like that shouldn't ruin what we have.
27 posted on 01/19/2013 2:15:12 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (we're the Beatniks now)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

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. :)

28 posted on 01/19/2013 3:08:10 PM PST by berdie
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To: OrangeHoof

Oh,geez. LOL!

29 posted on 01/24/2013 1:48:38 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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