There was no Lennay Kekua. Lennay Kekua did not meet Manti Te’o after the Stanford game in 2009. Lennay Kekua did not attend Stanford. Lennay Kekua never visited Manti Te’o in Hawaii. Lennay Kekua was not in a car accident. Lennay Kekua did not talk to Manti Te’o every night on the telephone. She was not diagnosed with cancer, did not spend time in the hospital, did not engage in a lengthy battle with leukemia. She never had a bone marrow transplant. She was not released from the hospital on Sept. 10, nor did Brian Te’o congratulate her for this over the telephone. She did not insist that Manti Te’o play in the Michigan State or Michigan games, and did not request he send white flowers to her funeral. Her favorite color was not white. Her brother, Koa, did not inform Manti Te’o that she was dead. Koa did not exist. Her funeral did not take place in Carson, Calif., and her casket was not closed at 9 a.m. exactly. She was not laid to rest.
Lennay Kekua’s last words to Manti Te’o were not “I love you.”
I know we have a lot of Notre Dame Stoolies in Chicago. In case you missed the Deadspin report which kmarko posted on the U, here it is. It’s a long article but a quick read, if that makes sense. Basically describes how the girlfriend that Te’o was playing for the whole year and crying over was a hoax. The whole thing made up. My gut says there’s more here but props to the guys who researched and investigated this because it was wholly fleshed out. Attention to detail top to bottom. Just a fascinating and equally unbelievable thing to read which will undoubtedly go down as one of the sports stories of the century if it’s true. So check it out if you have time because it’s all anyone’s going to be talking about for a while.
If this is all true though, and like I said my gut says there’s something else at work, Manti Te’o's legacy will not only be completely reversed from hailed hero to ultimate villain, but he’ll go down as one of the dumbest motherfuckers that’s ever walked this planet. There are no words to describe the arrogance that could go along with making this shit up. None. It is literally beyond belief that somebody could think they could get away with this in the 21st century, using fake social media accounts, stolen pictures, and the like considering the amount of attention this guy receives as one of the top players in college football. We’ll see how it plays out.