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Posted by on January 17th, 2013 in blog, CFF Features, Jeff Siverhus | No Comments


To be honest, I can’t wrap my brain around this story…..

Deadspin.com along with other news outlets broke this story today. For full story and timeline of events go to deadspin.com.

It appears that the whole story of losing his girlfriend within hours of his grandmother where a complete hoax. In fact the girlfriend was a complete hoax. Notre Dame has issued this statement below. However it is impossible for me to believe that Te’o wasn’t at the center of this; THE REAL QUESTION IS WHY!!!!


On Dec. 26, Notre Dame coaches were informed by Manti Te’o and his parents that Manti had been the victim of what appears to be a hoax in which someone using the fictitious name Lennay Kekua apparently ingratiated herself with Manti and then conspired with others to lead him to believe she had tragically died of leukemia. The University immediately initiated an investigation to assist Manti and his family in discovering the motive for and nature of this hoax. While the proper authorities will continue to investigate this troubling matter, this appears to be, at a minimum, a sad and very cruel deception to entertain its perpetrators.

Dennis Brown University Spokesman | Assistant Vice President

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