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Old 17 January 2013, 07:33 PM
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Until yesterday, people were saying that his girlfriend really did exist and really did die.
Te'o' comes from a large extended family that is well known both in Hawaii and in South Bend. I'm pretty sure they would have pretty good knowledge on the death of the grandmother.
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Old 17 January 2013, 07:39 PM
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My immediate thought was that Tuiasosopo was the real romantic partner and that Kekua was a beard.
I have to say that this is my pet theory as well. I realize that there are no facts behind it at all, but given some of the other theories tossed around in this story it's hardly the most implausible.
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Old 17 January 2013, 07:45 PM
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A Tale of Two Dead Girls and Notre Dame Football

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Te'o's story has been all over the news today—and with good reason. It's nuts. But what's also nuts is that the story of Lennay Kekua—the dead girl who never lived—is a bigger deal (3.1 million-plus views on Deadspin and counting) than the story of Lizzy Seeberg, whose real life ended in real tragedy (44K for this Deadspin post).
Lizzy Seeberg committed suicide in 2011. She had accused a Notre Dame player of sexual assault.
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Old 17 January 2013, 08:29 PM
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Te'o' comes from a large extended family that is well known both in Hawaii and in South Bend. I'm pretty sure they would have pretty good knowledge on the death of the grandmother.
You mean, the same family who described to the press Te'o's meeting with his non-existent girlfriend, even though Te'o claims he never told them he'd met her?
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Old 17 January 2013, 08:40 PM
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You mean, the same family who described to the press Te'o's meeting with his non-existent girlfriend, even though Te'o claims he never told them he'd met her?
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But if he was fooled that easily by an online prankster, then just think how easily he could be fooled by a clever offensive scheme ...
Only if they post the formation on Facebook....
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Only if they post the formation on Facebook....
or on twitter....with the proper hashtags...

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Old 19 January 2013, 12:31 AM
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Reporter Manti Te’o: Did Deadspin overstep on hoax culpability?

The Deadspin story on Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o took apart the hoax of his dead girlfriend with unimpeachable reporting. In disproving the fact that she ever existed, it relied on public records, public records, and more public records. In documenting the Twitter relationship of the non-person with Te’o, it did some first-rate Internet sleuthing. And in smoking out the alleged mastermind of the hoax, it mixed great web reporting with human sourcing.

It was only when it came to Teo’s possible complicity in this scandal that Deadspin relaxed its standards.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...x-culpability/
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Old 19 January 2013, 12:40 AM
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Icon81 Lennay Kekua told Manti Te’o she faked her death to evade drug dealers

Just when we all thought the story of Manti Te’o’s fake/dead girlfriend couldn’t get any weirder, it, well, does.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser posted a story saying Te’o's fictitious girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, called Te’o on Dec. 6 and told he she faked her death to evade drug dealers.

And we're officially off the rails.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-...24--ncaaf.html
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Old 21 January 2013, 11:15 PM
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Icon104 Manti Te’o sent roses to address linked to alleged hoaxer

Public records indicate that the Carson address where Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o sent two dozen white roses to what he thought was his dead girlfriend’s family was actually a family home of the man publicly identified as the one behind the ruse.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...ed-hoaxer.html
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