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T'eo of ND might have made UP story of dead girlfriend....

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by newlander, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    this is ubelievable boys: looks like he might have made it up according to this article. IF so, we need to stay away from him. Quite frankly, we need to stay away regardless IMHO:



    I'll post link to article later, it's ******** and they have a program installed that won't let you link their articles: here's most damning part of it though:



    Te'o's story moved beyond the world of sports. On the day of the BCS championship game between Notre Dame and Alabama, CBS This Morning ran a three-minute story that featured a direct quote from Lennay Kekua:
    Babe, if anything happens to me, you promise that you'll stay there and you'll play and you'll honor me through the way you play.
    CBS also displayed this photo of Kekua several times throughout the piece:
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    This week, we got in touch with a woman living in Torrance, Calif. We'll call her Reba, to protect her identity. She was initially confused, then horrified to find that she had become the face of a dead woman. "That picture," she told us over the phone, "is a picture of me from my Facebook account."

    * * *Manti Te'o and Lennay Kekua did not meet at Stanford in 2009. The real beginning of their relationship apparently occurred on Twitter, as an encounter between @MTeo_5 and @lovalovaloveYOU, on Oct. 10, 2011. Here's the moment they first made contact.
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    @MTeo_5

    @LovaLovaloveyou nice to meet u too ma'am



    Lennay Kekua's Twitter name was @lovalovaloveYOU from 2011 until April 2012, @LennayKay from April until September 2012, and has been @LoveMSMK ever since. Their interactions, by and large, consisted of mild flirting. By January 2012, they were a "couple," and Te'o sprinkled #LMK (for Lennay Marie Kekua) throughout his Twitter timeline in 2012.
    As for what Kekua was tweeting, we have only bits and pieces. Her Twitter was private during most of this time, though various Google caches reveal her ever-changing series of avatars and a handful of Twitpics.
    All of those photographs—with one important exception—came from the private Facebook and Instagram accounts of Reba, whom we found after an exhaustive related-images search of each of Lennay's images (most of which had been modified in some way to prevent reverse image searching). We sent her a number of photographs that had appeared on Lennay's Twitter account, which is now private but apparently still active (see this retweet, for instance). One picture in particular brought Reba to a start. It had been used briefly as @LoveMSMK's Twitter avatar and later in the background of the page (we've blurred out the face, at Reba's request):
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    That photo hadn't appeared on the internet—at least, not to Reba's knowledge. She had taken it in December 2012 and sent it directly to an old high school acquaintance. The two hadn't talked since graduation, but the classmate, whom Reba remembered fondly, contacted her on Facebook with a somewhat convoluted request: His cousin had been in a serious car accident, and he had seen her photos before and thought she was pretty. Would she be so kind as to take a picture of herself holding up a sign reading "MSMK," to put in a slideshow to support the cousin's recovery? (He didn't explain what MSMK meant, and Reba still doesn't know.) Baffled but trusting, Reba made the sign and sent along the photo
  2. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    can't open it
  3. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    Read this earlier. Lol
  4. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    i read it on another site

    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 meeting—she, a Stanford student; he, a Notre Dame star—after 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.

    Manti Te'o did lose his grandmother this past fall. Annette Santiago died on Sept. 11, 2012, at the age of 72, according to Social Security Administration records in Nexis. But there is no SSA record there of the death of Lennay Marie Kekua, that day or any other. Her passing, recounted so many times in the national media, produces no obituary or funeral announcement in Nexis, and no mention in the Stanford student newspaper.

    Nor is there any report of a severe auto accident involving a Lennay Kekua. Background checks turn up nothing. The Stanford registrar's office has no record that a Lennay Kekua ever enrolled. There is no record of her birth in the news. Outside of a few Twitter and Instagram accounts, there's no online evidence that Lennay Kekua ever existed.

    The photographs identified as Kekua—in online tributes and on TV news reports—are pictures from the social-media accounts of a 22-year-old California woman who is not named Lennay Kekua. She is not a Stanford graduate; she has not been in a severe car accident; and she does not have leukemia. And she has never met Manti Te'o.
  5. newlander

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    ....dunno why I couldn't get it to link up: do you think this is TRUE? If so....holy crapola is this guy gonna get blackballed.....wow:eek:
  6. TheCoolFan

    TheCoolFan Well-Known Member

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    Wow if this is true...talk about a GAME CHANGER! :eek::eek::eek:
  7. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Teo snubbed the Senior Bowl and his dad apparently is overly involved and a tool. Perhaps a few red flags are starting to be raised.

    http://www.faniq.com/blog/Manti-Teo...-newspaper-after-negative-coverage-Blog-60568

    For his sake, hopefully "father is a complete tool" won't make Manti Te'o fall any further in the draft

    Manti Te'o's father has blacklisted the Honolulu Star Advertiser after the linebacker's hometown newspaper featured a photo of Eddie Lacy running over Te'o on the front page of their newspaper following Notre Dame's blowout loss to Alabama in the National Championship game.

    Apparently honest and realistic coverage isn't what Brian Te'o (Manti's father) expected.

    Brian's statement, via Chicago Sports Media Watch:
    "Our family has been very gracious to the Star Advertiser by providing interviews and photos of our son in the recent weeks. On our way home from Miami we were “privileged” to see how the Star Advertiser returns that favor by posting a photo of our son “presumably” being “bowled over” by the Alabama RB (Eddie Lacy). So, from this point forward, Star Advertiser you have been officially black listed. I will no longer agree to any more interviews, sharing of photos, or anything else, and I will encourage all who have a subscription to your newspaper to not renew. Be more responsible in the future…if you can."

    Unfortunately for the Te'o family, the Honolulu Star Advertiser (and everyone else) is supposed to report the truth.

    The truth is that Te'o looked like a boy among men, and got absolutely exposed by Lacy and Alabama's offensive line.
  8. hra8700

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  10. VThokie7

    VThokie7 Well-Known Member

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    That is nuts, guess his stock will be plummeting even further. But you should probably edit, the mods aren't going to allow that much of an article to be posted due to copyrighted material.
  11. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    ....but the darn thing WON"T link UP!!!!!:bang2:
  12. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    I'd take a flyer on him in the 7th round.
  13. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I can't find a link to it yet, but the guys on the local ESPN affiliate were reading a statement issued from Notre Dame that basically said that Manti Te'o was the victim of this hoax.

    Found it:

    http://www.cougarboard.com/board/message.html?id=9968160

    "Notre Dame coaches informed Dec 26 by Manti Te o & parents Manti had been victim of what appears to be a hoax. Lennay Kekua apparently ingratiated herself w/Manti & then conspired w/others to lead him believe she had tragically died of leukemia Proper authorities continue to investigate, this appears to be, at minimum, a sad & very cruel deception to entertain its perpetrators."

    Another better link:

    http://www.csnchicago.com/ncaa/notr...tatement-on-Teo-Dea?blockID=824061&feedID=630
  14. LatinMind

    LatinMind iPhotoshop

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    it actually looks like Tuiasosopo was toying with him. Seems like Te'o was having a internet relationship. And Tuiasosopo was on the other end. As it says Te'o wasnt the first to have a internet relationship with the fake girl.

    Unless theres reports of Te'o saying he was with her in places and stuff like that.

    Seems just an embarrassing matter. Te'o will still be a top 10 pick. Guy is too good not to be.
  15. Shinywalrus

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    This will definitely make him a less effective inside linebacker.
  16. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    :laugh2:

    :bow:
  17. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    :laugh2:
  18. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    TomahawkNation.com ‏@TomahawkNation
    RT @CRM_Stephen: Manti Te'o wasn't missing tackles in the National Championship, he was hugging his girlfriend.”
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    :laugh2:
  19. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    That is funny.
  20. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    :laugh1: :lmao2: :lmao:

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