Is it time for Manti Te’o to ‘Man-Up’???(Manti’s NFL Draft stock could be dropping)

Posted by Andy Durham on January 17, 2013 at 11:40 am under College | 6 Comments to Read

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Is it time for Manti Te’o to ‘Man-Up’???

What is the real word on the Notre Dame linebacker and his supposed girlfriend that died from cancer???

Did the girlfriend even exsist?

What was Manti’s line of thinking when got caught up in all of this??

Was Lennay Kekua just an imaginary friend that Te’o created on his own and shared time with on the internet???

This one gets sort of crazy and complicated…..And we thought Lance Armstrong was at the top of the leaderboard with his fabrications….

And now this from South Bend, Indiana and was it a hoax that someone else setup to embarrass Manti Te’o, or did Manti Te’o set all of this up himself, as a way to get away from the rough and tumble world of college football???

Some background info on this one from Tommy Coyne with the Associated Press, by way of www.wralsportsfan.com……

Story of Manti Te’o girlfriend apparently a hoax

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The wrenching story of Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s girlfriend dying of leukemia — a loss he said inspired him to play his best all the way to the BCS championship — was dismissed by the school Wednesday as a hoax perpetrated against the linebacker.

Notre Dame said it believes the Heisman Trophy finalist was duped into an online relationship with a woman whose “death” was then faked by the perpetrators of the hoax.

The school made the statement following a lengthy story by Deadspin.com, saying it could find no record that Lennay Kekua ever existed. The website story suggests a friend of Te’o may have carried out the hoax and that the football player may have been in on it — a stunning claim against a widely admired All-American who led the most famed program in college football back to the national championship game for the first time since 1988.

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  • Andy Durham said,

    I read on one of the site’s last night, that someone said they had actually met this woman, Lennay Kekua…..

  • Jim said,

    I think Manti was telling the truth.

    Manti did not lie and I believe the burden of truth lies at the hands of Notre Dame University.

    Manti did not lie, he told the truth.

    Notre Dame needs to protect this young man and look out for him.

  • MIM said,

    I think he met someone online he connected with and the anonymity of it allowed him to be able to just be himself and get close with that person. But that anonymity also allowed the person on the other end to “embellish” who she was.

    When it got to the point where she couldn’t get away with the lie any more, her “dying” made it an easy and absolute clean break without having to ever own up the truth.

    He’s got a man’s body and plays a mans game but he’s probably still just a teenage kid in matters of the heart.

    Yea he was willingly stupid about the whole thing but cut him break. Who among us hasn’t done something dumb when it came to matters of the heart?

  • Julie said,

    Manti Te’o is in trouble and he is going to be getting into bigger trouble. He made all of this stuff up and he is trying to save his backside. Don’t see this kid making it in the NFL. He has been living in a dreamland. Manti is a kid that is in big trouble. That dude never had a girlfriend. This was all make believe. They made all of this up on the net and tried to make everyone feel sorry for Te’o. Te’o is running now and he is backpedaling too. The kid is in big trouble for telling lies. No NFL for Manti Te’o.

  • Rudy T. said,

    Te’o just got Tebowed.

  • Mick said,

    He knew at somepoint. Beginning?… Middle? … End” I dont know. But he lied somewhere along the way. Probably mulitple times. ND didnt lie and they are backing him.

    As to his draft status. It may slip. But unless this incident impacts his 40 time some team is gonna take him. He is in for embarrassment and heckling but I doubt he is any real trouble. But we shall see.

    Really wierd situation.