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Old 01-16-2013, 06:50 PM   #226
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I mean best best best case scenario here for him is that he did get into some kind of long-distance online relationship with "Lennay" as part of a hoax, but then lied to the media about ever having met her (and obviously oversold the degree to which she was his "girlfriend").
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"@pescami: If Manti was the victim of an online hoax what to make of his story of 1st meeting "Lennay" on his visit to Stanford: http://t.co/fyHUyBBg

They started out as just friends," Brian Te'o said. "Every once in a while, she would travel to Hawaii, and that happened to be the time Manti was home, so he would meet with her there. But within the last year, they became a couple.
These 2 don't add up, unless Brian (dad) never met the "girl" in Hawaii. Which could feed into the gay speculation... Manti would say he's meeting Lennay somewhere in Hawaii and leave the house, when he was really meeting "Lenny" somewhere else. After all, if Dad had any suspicion about what was up, he could check Manti's twitter feed, and there she was.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:50 PM   #227
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:51 PM   #228
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Did his parents say they had met her?
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2010-2011: Te'o and Kekua are friends. "She was gifted in music, multi-lingual, had dreams grounded in reality and the talent to catch up to them" (South Bend Tribune). "They started out as just friends," Te'o's father, Brian, told the Tribune in October 2012. "Every once in a while, she would travel to Hawaii, and that happened to be the time Manti was home, so he would meet with her there."
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Sept. 10, 2012: Kekua is released from the hospital; Manti's father, Brian, congratulates her "via telephone" (South Bend Tribune).
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Less than 48 hours later [after Lennay's release from the hospital], at 4 a.m. Hawaii time, Kekua sent a text to Brian and Ottilia, expressing her condolences over the passing of Ottilia's mom, Annette Santiago, just hours before.

Brian awakened three hours later, saw the text, and sent one back. There was no response. A couple of hours later, Manti called his parents, his heart in pieces.

Lennay Kekua had died.
He goes back later and says they've never met, but it sure sounds like they were in communication a lot. One wonders who exactly Brian Te'o was sending those texts to and talking on the phone to if he wasn't in on it. And what he thought Manti was actually doing when he was "meeting with Lennay in Hawaii".
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:52 PM   #229
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Yea nvm tuma is right. The pictures are of a real girl that exists who claims she doesn't know Teo and never met him and her pictures were stolen and used in this hoax. So it wouldn't be possible for him to not be in on it if he actually met her.



first pic from living girl's facebook page.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:52 PM   #230
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This is more an indictment against the incompetence of the American Media than anything else.
Yeah-- in all the hilariousness, it's really being overlooked how absolutely no other major news media outlet bothered to do enough research or fact-checking to uncover this story.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:53 PM   #231
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I mean best best best case scenario here for him is that he did get into some kind of long-distance online relationship with "Lennay" as part of a hoax, but then lied to the media about ever having met her (and obviously oversold the degree to which she was his "girlfriend").
So like maaaaaybe some hoaxster contacts him online out of the blue, says "hey I like u" etc. etc. etc. Manti says "that's cool thanks" they chat a bit, maybe even talk by phone once or twice, "Lennay" informs him via text or whatever she has cancer, a "relative" informs him she was in a coma, etc. etc., then a "relative" informs him she died. Te'o then blows the nature of the relationship wayyyyy out of proportion to the media to make good story.

I don't believe that but that's like the best case he could argue at this point.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:53 PM   #232
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Guess all those missed tackles in the championship game were just an attempt to hug his girlfriend.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:54 PM   #233
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This is more an indictment against the incompetence of the American Media than anything else.
i would say it's an indictment against a lot of things.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:54 PM   #234
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This is more an indictment against the incompetence of the American Media than anything else.
Yup. They were happy to go along with it as long as it made for a cool story.

Sort of reminds me of season 5 of The Wire.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:54 PM   #235
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So is AJ McCarrons GF real?
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:54 PM   #236
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Prediction: Te'o holds a press conference, rips off his ND shirt to reveal an Alabama jersey, stone cold stunners his imaginary girlfriend
Or maybe Te'o's girlfriend is actually Little Jimmy?
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:55 PM   #237
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Re: Manti Teo: ruh roh

Just heard on the radio a clip of Teo talking about her to Jim Rome. Incredible. He went into detail about how he was on the phone with her every night, said prayers together etc
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:56 PM   #238
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Not on ESPN yet.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:56 PM   #239
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Yup. They were happy to go along with it as long as it made for a cool story.

Sort of reminds me of season 5 of The Wire.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:57 PM   #240
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Can't wait until all the clips surface of him gloating over his gf are pieced together.
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Not on ESPN yet.
PTI had a blurb about it.

Scott Van Pelt, matthew berry etc are commenting on it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:57 PM   #241
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What amazes me more is that ND knew about this the day after Christmas and it didn't leak until now.
No way they intentionally let this information out before the National Championship. Would have been a side show, and Musburger would have not been able to focus on Miss Alabama.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:58 PM   #242
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PTI had an opening 2 minute segment about it

SC is in a few minutes though

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:58 PM   #243
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Not on ESPN yet.
first story they talked about on PTI

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Old 01-16-2013, 06:59 PM   #244
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You SEC types fail so hard for never accepting our thread title bet.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:59 PM   #245
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:59 PM   #246
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I am totally shocked Stewart Mandel didn't break this first
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:59 PM   #247
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RT @HeismanPundit: Jim Rome asked Te'o about his GF: "What was she like?" Te'o: "I can't describe her."

loooooooooool
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:59 PM   #248
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:00 PM   #249
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:00 PM   #250
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SC is rolling with it!
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