Skip to comments.Manti Te'o's Dead Girlfriend Never Existed
Posted on 01/16/2013 3:05:31 PM PST by LibertyJihad
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 meetingshe, a Stanford student; he, a Notre Dame starafter 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.
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But here he claims the woman was the love of his life: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGgIwSc8M3M&feature=player_embedded
He is at the very least guilty of embellishing his relationship with this “woman.” More likely, he was in on the conspiracy and is not a victim as the ND statement would have you believe.
That should make her untimely death easier to bear
Sounds like the press was just following their standard MO: publishing a pack of bu11$h^+ lies without being concerned about the facts. Hey . . . it sold their rags.
I got bored reading this crap. Too damn weird and too many lies.
ND should have attempted more Holy Mary passes against Alabama.
Read through to the end myself. He was in this up to his ears. Sad, but, all more signs of our times. Wish we could get Deadspin working on the Obama case, but, unfortunate most of the writers and commenters there love him.
cat fishing at its worst
Makes the Tide sweeping him aside even more schweeeeet! He’s a jerk, just the sort the enemy media love to push on the people.
When did a Hawaiian (allegedly) lying to the nation become newsworthy?
This fishy tale just reeks of homosex.
This fishy tale just reeks of homosex.
And he went to the same high school as Obama!
Was she a composite?
In that regard, I question whether he is ready for the NFL. 'Bama's line and backers really handled him. By the second half he seemed to be avoiding them instead of running to make a play.
You have a grand idea there regarding the Marxist.
Sheesh, reading through this mess was tedious and I kept wondering, “what the heck was the point?” Delusional or what?
Lord have mercy.
Here is the original fairy tale story of Manti meeting this girl.
How is it even possible that sports journalists across the world were reporting on the first story for weeks and not one person verify it? No one looked for her obit? No one tried to reach out to her family? No one tried to get a comment from her friends?
Maybe it’s just me not being able to take it, but the fact that ESPN, SI, CNN, and every other group that covered the first story didn’t see any signs. But a couple no name weirdos from Deadspin peiced it all together. Just doesn’t make logical sense.
Was thinking that, as in what would be even worse would be if.....
The Tide rolled his ass too!
Where did he send the white roses? Does he have a receipt? Where are the letters she sent him? Where are the photos of them together? No snapshots in Hawaii via cell phone?
Really glad Johnny Football won the Heisman!
The only explanations that make sense are either that this was done to facilitate a compelling Heisman backstory, or to cover up the real relationship he was having with the male accomplice in this hoax. Or both.
The story of the fake girlfriend's equally fake sister makes his version of events very hard to accept.
“This fishy tale just reeks of homosex.”
My ex-BIL is closet flamer, poet, eclectic type. He’d never had an interest in a woman ever. Away at college he concocted a story about a passionate romance with a woman who later died then he wrote poetry about it.
He pitched the story to his parents to remove suspicion of his Pooftness (they swallowed it hook/line/sinker) and used it as the reason he was never again interested in women...his life’s true love being dead and all.
When I first heard this story I thought to myself, “Boy I wish his girlfriend never died.” Looks like my wish came true!
This story is too weird. He’s in the NFL draft?
Why not? The media was fed a narrative that met with their preconceptions and self interest, and so they reported it without a second thought and without any fact checking. It happens every day in the political world, and proves the point that 99% of journalists are too lazy and intellectually vacant to set aside their personal beliefs and report the actual facts.
Here’s your simple guide to understanding mass media. It’s all a lie. All of it, the entertainment programming, the commercials, the sports, the reality programming, and the news. Especially the news.
The first time I saw a report on this guy, the first thing that popped into my head after about 30 secs or so was “three dollar bill”.
I got the joke, but Manti Teo isn’t Hawaiian. Neither is Obama.
Does he prefer tight ends or wide receivers?
I liked it even though I am an Auburn fan. I have two grown sons who are avid Bama fans. My oldest son played high school football with 4 that played for Alabama. They were all good kids. Also, for a year we lived two doors down from Roman Harper, who now plays for the Saints. He and his brother Ronnie were both good kids. So, unlike some, I am not for Auburn and whoever is playing against Alabama.
In regard to Te’o, I am just sick and tired of getting up every morning and reading and hearing absolute fairy tales put out by the media. Are they ALL libtard robots? Can any of them think critically anymore? Can they not apply simple logic? Do they not even make a passing attempt to determine facts?
He says he only knew her online and over the phone and thus implicitly admits he embellished the relationship. I find that pathetically believable.
Dude Manti, if you never even met her she wasn’t your girlfriend.
But there is an excellent chance he’s lying and he invented her which is very scummy not to mention stupid since any reporter worth a pile of puke could ascertain whether the girl actually existed or not.
Either way, weird.
His story doesn’t add up. Per an article on Breitbart, a high school friend says Teo was in on the hoax. Sooner or later, he’ll come clean.
Oprah Winfrey, call your office.
Well we don’t have many reporters worth a pile of puke anymore. I’d like to sic Deadspin on Obama’s trail but I’m sure they wouldn’t take the job.
Spoke to his aunt last week. They are all still on cloud nine.
HOORAY deadspin! Glenn Beck giving kudos to deadspin now. Citizen journalism BUMP!
What... a pisser!
Guess I have to take back... my "She's dead, Manti."
Oh My God! The same thing happened to me... and then I met this scrumptious hottie!
Golly, George, just imagine, you lost your grannie and girlfriend all at once and I just magically appear... What a stroke of luck!
I know what you are feeling, Manti... being part chinaman, I, too, have had nonexistent friends and family die online--
How can you say "Manti Te'o's Dead Girlfriend Never Existed" when... she is evidently Obama's long lost love child and the reason for his new 46 Executive Orders outlawing auto accidents and leukemia?
Hey, Bend, you know me. Always doing things... for the children!
Listen, Barry, my Executive Orders outlawing 'Succession' did squat... and neither did my one stopping actors from owning assault derringers, either--
Does this mean my Packers loss to the 49ers... was a hoax, too?
Sorry, big, that arse whippin'... was on the level.
Meanwhile, back at Manti Te'o's Dead Girlfriend's online wake, the entertainment... goes on and on--
All of the “journalists” knew about Rielle and it took a scandal sheet to print it. Birds of a feather.
“No one looked for her obit?”
EXACTLY! I just watched ESPN First Take, and the Chicago Tribune reporter that interviewed Te’o said he believed Te’o when he interviewed him. Then went on to say that as he was writing the story he tried to look for her obit but couldn’t find it.
Give me an F’n break! He couldn’t find it! Are you telling me he never asked Manti where his online gf lived? And this lamestream reporter never investigated the Notre Dame investigators?
I don’t know who is telling the truth, but I know who is outright lying; and it is the lying mainstream reporters once again. These guys just don’t vet or investigate.
Skip Bayless and Stephan A. Smith had a wild back and forth on this issue today. They never confronted the Trib reporter and never went incredulous on him like I just did.
Bender I am confused
Is there is dead grandma who died or never exist or dead girlfriend who never exist
I am confused Bender LOL!