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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at staradvertiser.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Sports
KEYWORDS: notredame

1 posted on 01/18/2013 7:28:13 PM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Good thing thing his fake girlfriend didn’t file for divorce instead. This poor guy would have been on the hook for alimony.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 7:34:25 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Lawyers have caused thousands of times more destruction to our nation than have guns)
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To: iowamark

3 posted on 01/18/2013 7:36:37 PM PST by Theoria
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To: iowamark

Celebrity pathology.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 7:36:57 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: iowamark

Ima get me one of them virtual girlfriends.


5 posted on 01/18/2013 7:38:17 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: iowamark

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 !


6 posted on 01/18/2013 7:40:50 PM PST by JZoback
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To: iowamark
This guy had better not have been in on it.

Else he's digging himself a bottomless pit...

7 posted on 01/18/2013 7:43:01 PM PST by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: JZoback
I have come to the conclusion he was part of the hoax to cover up the fact he is gay...JMHO

I tend to agree. Now they are just trying everything to cloud the issue...but if you go back to the facts that are known it's obvious he was not only involved - but a main player in the deal.

...not that there's anything wrong with that...
8 posted on 01/18/2013 7:49:29 PM PST by DJlaysitup
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To: DJlaysitup

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.


9 posted on 01/18/2013 7:59:56 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: iowamark

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?


10 posted on 01/18/2013 8:02:02 PM PST by berdie
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To: berdie

Prolefeed. Anything to distract from the real news.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 8:05:29 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: JZoback

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.


12 posted on 01/18/2013 8:11:28 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: Olog-hai

Gotcha.

A sad but true statement.


13 posted on 01/18/2013 8:12:37 PM PST by berdie
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To: ilgipper

Made it with some smart girls back in the day,and some hot ones too.The smart ones were a whole lot more fun.


14 posted on 01/18/2013 8:16:51 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: JZoback

He’s a very serious Mormon at a (sort of) Catholic school. Serious Mormons only date & marry Mormons.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 8:24:38 PM PST by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: Farmer Dean

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...


16 posted on 01/18/2013 8:27:25 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: iowamark

A composite girlfriend just like bath-house Barry.

Wonder if he has a fake Hawaiian birth certificate too.


17 posted on 01/18/2013 8:44:39 PM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: iowamark

Let’s Ask Obama About His Made-Up Girlfriends
Jack Cashill

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/01/lets_ask_obama_about_his_made-up_girlfriends.html

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.


18 posted on 01/18/2013 8:51:21 PM PST by Smokeyblue
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To: Farmer Dean

I agree. However, it may depend what one is looking for on a given day I suppose :)


19 posted on 01/18/2013 9:12:53 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: THX 1138

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


20 posted on 01/18/2013 9:51:54 PM PST by Figment
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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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