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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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. :)
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