Cruel Hoax-Manti Teo-Girlfriend Lennay Kekua Never Existed Hoax-Norte Dame Manti Teo Under Spotlight

click here to subscribe; http:\\\subscription_center?add_user=areyouintheknow Manti Te’o’s story was the most compelling of the college football season. The All-America linebacker and star of a Notre Dame team enjoying a Cinderella season was playing inspired football on the field and dealing with great mental anguish off it. Two of the most important women in his life, his grandmother and his girlfriend, were gravely ill. Both women, Annette Santiago, Te’o’s grandmother, and Lennay Kekua, reported to be Te’o’s girlfriend, died within hours of each other Sept. 11, 2012. Now, it appears Te’o’s inspiring story was a hoax. According a report on, a website that has broken some high-profile stories but not an outlet regarded for journalistic standards, Kekua never existed. What remains unclear is whether Te’o was a participant in the hoax. Te’o has denied taking part and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said the fraud was perpetrated against the linebacker. “Nothing about what I have learned has shaken my faith in Manti Te’o one iota,” Swarbrick said Wednesday night. Notre Dame officials said Te’o and his parents informed the school on Dec. 26 that the linebacker had been the victim of the hoax. According to the school, a person using a fictitious name “apparently ingratiated herself with Manti and then conspired with others to lead him to believe she had tragically died of leukemia.” Te’o, according to Swarbrick, alerted school officials

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