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Manti Teo Girlfriend

LOOK: Te'o's Fake Girlfriend Makes Maxim's Hot 100 list

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.10.2013 | Sports

Lennay Kekua may never have been real but she is still hot, apparently. The fake girlfriend of Manti Te'o appeared, sort of, at No. 69 on Maxim's ...

Te'o Talks 'Embarrassing' Hoax At NFL Combine

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 04.25.2013 | Sports

Speaking in front of the largest group of reporters he's faced since it was revealed that his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, never actually existed, Notre ...

Manti Te'o And LDS Dating Culture

Kelsey Dallas | Posted 04.01.2013 | Religion
Kelsey Dallas

It requires little stretch of the imagination to see the benefits of an online relationship for someone in Te'o's position. Most importantly, a relationship conducted over the phone and Internet could move at a pace suitable for a shy Mormon young man.

Dr. Phil: Hoaxer 'In Love' With Manti Te'o

Posted 01.30.2013 | Sports

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo "fell deeply, romantically in love" with Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o as he perpetrated the lengthy hoax involving a fake girlf...

The Psychology of a Prank: Was Manti Te'o a Victim or Perpetrator?

Tashion Macon | Posted 03.30.2013 | College
Tashion Macon

Maybe Manti wanted to believe in the relationship so much that he ran with the lie. That doesn't make him a villain or a victim. It makes him human. We can all identify with that.

Why, Why Manti? Te'o Interview Gets Auto-Tuned

Posted 01.31.2013 | Sports

There is a catchy new addition to the growing genre of Manti Te'o hoax parodies. Te'o's interview with Katie Couric -- when he discussed how his l...

Emily Swanson

Who's Fooling Whom? Poll Finds Split On Te'o Hoax | Emily Swanson | Posted 01.28.2013 | Sports

Even after his sit-down interview with Katie Couric, in which he claimed he had been the victim of an elaborate hoax and had been unaware that his onl...

Do You Believe Manti Te'o?

Posted 01.25.2013 | Sports

In his first on-camera interview since Deadspin revealed that Manti Te'o's girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, never actually existed (or died of leukemia), the...

REPORT: Voice Of Te'o's Fake Girlfriend Revealed

Posted 01.25.2013 | Sports

Just when it seemed that the dramatis personae of the Manti Te'o hoax may have been set another character has been introduced. The New York Post re...

Te'o Says He's 'Faaaaaar From' Being Gay

Posted 01.24.2013 | Sports

With details about the machinations of the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax initially in short supply after Deadspin broke the story, there were many theori...

WATCH: Katie Couric's Tough Questions For Manti Te'o

Posted 01.24.2013 | Media

Katie Couric subjected Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o to an aggressive line of questioning on her Thursday daytime talk show. Couric nabbed the e...

Manti Te'o Duped By A MAN With A 'Falsetto Voice'?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.24.2013 | Sports

The alleged mastermind behind the elaborate Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax reportedly used a "falsetto voice" to impersonate the football player's fake gi...

I Was the Victim of a Fake Boyfriend Hoax

Cathy Alter | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Cathy Alter

How could someone fall in love with a voice, an abstraction, a ghost? And how could that same someone be so invested in resuscitating that charade, long after he learned the truth? The thing is, I know exactly how. Manti Te'o had his Lennay and I had my Kenny.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Lance Armstrong finally came clean, telling Oprah: "I'm here to say 'sorry.'" Whole Foods CEO John Mackey offered regrets for comparing Obamacare to "fascism." And former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford announced a bid for Congress, saying: "We all hope for redemption." But before there is redemption, there must be contrition -- something sorely missing from the prosecutors of Aaron Swartz who, just days after Swartz's suicide, defended their actions as "appropriate." Also contrition-free: the NRA, whose inaccurate ad featuring the president's daughters was blasted as "reprehensible" by Gov. Chris Christie, among many others. And there was no contrition from House Republicans, who softened their stance on the debt ceiling while reserving the right to hold the economy hostage. Perhaps we do a hostage swap with them -- we get the economy back, they get Manti Te'o's girlfriend.

Te'o Not First To Fall For Lennay Kekua?

Posted 01.18.2013 | Sports

Lennay Kekua may not actually exist, but that doesn't mean that Manti Te'o was the first person to be in a relationship with her. Not only did NFL...

Doug's Dozen: 12 Reasons You Should Not Hook Up With Manti Te'o's Ex-Girlfriend

Doug Molitor | Posted 03.20.2013 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

Ordinarily, a football star's girlfriend could be counted on to be pretty amazing. The word is that this one is unbelievable.

35 People Who Believe Manti Te'o

Posted 01.18.2013 | Sports

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o lied repeatedly about Lennay Kakua, the dead longtime girlfriend who never existed — at the very least, in intervie...

Meet The SoCal Guy Who Made Up Manti's Fake Girlfriend

Los Angeles Daily News | Dana Bartholomew and Larry Altman | Posted 03.20.2013 | Los Angeles

The origin of the mysterious hoax involving Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and the fabrication of a dead girlfriend has deep ties to Southern Califo...

REPORT: Te'o Hoax Perpetrator Confessed

Posted 01.18.2013 | Sports

While doubts continue to swirl around Manti Te'o and his account of the hoax involving the tragic story of a deceased girlfriend, a report by ESPN's O...

The Daily Szep- Caricature of Manti Te'o

Paul Szep | Posted 03.20.2013 | Sports
Paul Szep


Manti Te'o's Uncle Rips Ronaiah Tuiasosopo

Posted 01.18.2013 | Sports

Besides releasing a statement shortly after Deadspin published a report detailing how Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend never actually existed, the Not...

Alleged Mastermind Of Manti Te'o Hoax Auditioned For 'The Voice,' Told Sob Story

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.18.2013 | TV

The alleged mastermind behind the Manti Te'o "fake" girlfriend hoax auditioned for NBC's "The Voice" and told an elaborate sob story to the producers....

Media Reacts To Stunning Te'o Hoax

Posted 01.18.2013 | Sports

Perhaps no contingent was more shocked that the dramatic tale of Manti Te'o's girlfriend dying during Notre Dame's undefeated regular season was a fak...

If Manti Te'o Is Gay

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

If the Notre Dame linebacker at the center of the "girlfriend hoax" story indeed constructed an elaborate cover story for his gay closet, as so many gay men do in worlds that demand they be heterosexual, the emotional jolt of humiliation and embarrassment at being exposed will be overwhelming.

Did Manti Te'o Have a Hand in the Scam?

Leslie Reece Schichtel | Posted 03.19.2013 | Sports
Leslie Reece Schichtel

When the breaking news came yesterday, the most inspirational sports story of the year was revealed to be a lie. Today's news revolves around the question whether Te'o was a mere victim of a hoax or whether he had a hand in the deceit.