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Manti Teo Girlfriend

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...

Notre Dame Encouraging Te'o To Speak

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 03.20.2013 | Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick says the school has encouraged linebacker Manti Te'o to speak publicly - and soon - ab...

The Daily Szep- Caricature of Manti Te'o

Paul Szep | Posted 03.20.2013 | Sports
Paul Szep


Questions Still Unanswered

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 03.20.2013 | Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Manti Te'o has already tried to explain how his heartwarming story of playing through adversity was a lie he wasn't responsible fo...

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.

Te'o Talked About Fake Girlfriend During Recent Interviews

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 03.19.2013 | Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Not once but twice after he supposedly discovered his online girlfriend of three years never even existed, Notre Dame All-Ame...

Timeline Of Te'o Quotes During Hoax

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.23.2013 | Sports

All-American linebacker Manti Te'o talked to, and about, someone posing as Lennay Kekua online and on the phone in late 2011 and 2012. After media wer...

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.

Notre Dame Tells Staff To Keep Quiet About Manti Te'o Girlfriend Hoax?

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.17.2013 | Sports

The University of Notre Dame has reportedly ordered the school's staff to keep quiet on the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax that has rocked the world of co...

Deadspin's Terse Reply To Donald Trump

Posted 01.17.2013 | Sports

Deadspin had a terse reply for Donald Trump on Thursday after he tweeted his congratulations to the site for breaking the story that the girlfriend of...

'Catfish' Directors: Football Player With Fake Girlfriend Was Probably Duped

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.17.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

In response to a damning Deadspin report Wednesday debunking the existence of his girlfriend who died during the season, Notre Dame senior linebacker ...

Manti Te'o, ESPN and Character Porn

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 03.19.2013 | Media
Jonathan Weiler

The ESPNs of the world have made "character" an attribute of athletic worthiness every bit as important as how fast someone runs the 40, or how far one can hit a baseball. In the process, the sports media complex has appropriated for itself the mantle of moral arbiter.

Deadspin's Manti Te'o Report Shows Potential Of Social Media Reporting

Craig Kanalley | Posted 01.17.2013 | Sports
Craig Kanalley

There's a reason Deadspin's Manti Te'o scoop has more than 3 million views in less than 24 hours. Updates included, it is 4,166 words in all, and i...

Notre Dame Player's Shocking Girlfriend Debacle Raises Questions About His Sexuality

Posted 01.22.2013 | Sports

The bombshell exposed Wednesday by Deadspin reporters rocked the sporting world with revelations of an elaborate hoax involving Notre Dame star lineba...

The Greatest Lie in Sports Is the One We Tell Ourselves

Brian Janosch | Posted 03.19.2013 | Sports
Brian Janosch

There's a clear causality between our excusing idolization of athletes and our idolized athletes excusing their immoral behavior to protect that hyperinflated status.

Did These People Know About Hoax All Along?

Posted 01.17.2013 | Sports

Shock was the overwhelming, initial reaction of most to news that the entire narrative surrounding Manti Te'o and his late girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, w...

Jason Gilbert

Hot New Internet Trend: #Teoing | Jason Gilbert | Posted 01.18.2013 | Technology

Forget #Tebowing; it's time to start #Teoing. In the wake of the bombshell Deadspin story that exposed Notre Dame star Manti Te'o's girlfriend as a...

Hawaii Hometown Backs Te'o Amid Girlfriend Hoax

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 03.19.2013 | Sports

LAIE, Hawaii — People in the small Hawaii hometown of Manti Te'o stood firmly behind the Notre Dame linebacker after the story of his girlfriend...

Heartbreaking Story Involving Notre Dame Star's Girfriend Never Happened

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 03.19.2013 | Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Not long before Notre Dame played Michigan State last fall, word spread that Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te'o had lost his gra...

Te'o Teammates React To Girlfriend Hoax

Posted 01.17.2013 | Sports

Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick was unwavering in his stance that Manti Te'o was a victim of the hoax involving his apparently fabricated ...