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Notre Dame responds

Notre Dame released an official statement after Manti Te’o and his girlfriend from Neverland broke the internet today:

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On Dec. 26, Notre Dame coaches were informed by Manti Te’o and his parents that Manti had been the victim of what appears to be a hoax in which someone using the fictitious name Lennay Kekua apparently ingratiated herself with Manti and then conspired with others to lead him to believe she had tragically died of leukemia. The University immediately initiated an investigation to assist Manti and his family in discovering the motive for and nature of this hoax. While the proper authorities will continue to investigate this troubling matter, this appears to be, at a minimum, a sad and very cruel deception to entertain its perpetrators.

Dennis Brown
University Spokesman | Assistant Vice President

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Yeah, so what about the part where he extended his hand to her after the Stanford game?  Ya know, after their stares got “so pleasantly tangled”?

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

43 Comments for Notre Dame responds



  1. golden dome
    5:48 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    ‘Ingratiated herself’ to the point of becoming his girlfriend, apparently. Or he never actually met his girlfriend. I’m not following.



  2. Musehobo
    5:54 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    At first I thought this was impossible, and I still doubt it. But the way ND describes it, it COULD be true. BUT, that would mean that the girl in the pics, the one deadspin interviewed who said she was blindsided by Teo using her photos, would HAVE to be the one who pretended to be dead. Otherwise, Teo is lying.



  3. drewflex
    5:55 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    LOL. Good stuff. Cant WAIT to see how this plays out. Whoever started this with Te’o is an absolute genius, or Te’o is just trying to cover his tracks. hahahaha



  4. classof68
    5:55 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    And some idiots say conspiracies don’t exist.



  5. Han
    5:56 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    I think the idea is he met a girl, and she supposedly lied to him about who she was and then faked a death for her fake identity. Or at least that would seem to be his story.



  6. BlueWorldOrder
    5:57 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    ND covering their Rep…. I don’t buy Te’O not knowing, he was part of it hoping it would help him win the Heismen..

    I could be completely wrong but I don’t think hes as innocent as that statement says



  7. drewflex
    5:59 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    There is no way he is innocent in this. This is AWESOME. This is the best news i’ve heard in a long time.



  8. Mass Confusion
    6:01 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    another mormon telling lies to the nation. i’m shocked!



  9. Dear UL and IU fans, We are national champions; you are not. The end.
    6:02 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Almost as tragic is that he kinda sucks as a linebacker.



  10. BlueWorldOrder
    6:04 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    they are about to cover it on ESPN



  11. Bizzaro World
    6:08 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    10) about to start covering for ND and Teo you mean.



  12. dave
    6:10 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    5- nope. a friend of te’o created the twitter account of the dead girl.
    te’o had the “relationship” with this girl for over a year including many, many, long phone calls, the girl visiting the fam in hawaii.
    very strange. te’o would have to be a complete moron to not realize it was a hoax.



  13. ChicagoCat
    6:12 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    There are two things that could have happened here. I’ll let you decide which seems more plausible.

    A) Te’o had an unwitting “relationship” with a girl he thought to be this Kekua person, met a girl that looks exactly like (or strikingly similar to) the twitter photos after the Stanford game, talked to this same “actor” on the phone many times, this “actor” flew to Hawaii on her own dime to meet Te’o, and then faked a car crash, coma, leukemia, and “breathing in the morning after an 8 hour phone call”, and ultimately her death.

    –or–

    B) Te’o is lying.



  14. ktmiln2
    6:13 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Didnt he claim she visited him in Hawaii? It seems ND is trying to cover their tracks yet again.



  15. UKBlue
    6:14 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    This kid is defiantly getting an in depth psych eval from ever NFL team that looks at him.



  16. classof68
    6:19 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Somewhere “Shannon the Dude” is fevorishly searching the internet for an MP3 clip of “Imaginary Lover” for tomorrow’s KSR show.



  17. Big Blue 66
    6:20 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Te O knew all about it, he was good friends with the guy that started the twitter acct, TeO wanted to build up a sob story to help him win the heisman and was probably supported by ND so they would get a Heisman winner pitiful



  18. Blue Boy
    6:29 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    We all know how Catholics like to cover things up. If not, just go ask a priest.



  19. Bizzaro World
    6:29 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    13). Nice. Still waiting to hear KSRs expose on Thamel’s completly fabricated story about the nature of this imaginary relationship. To anyone saying Teo was a victim- wojohowski who did a story on Teo in Sept., claims he asked Teo if he could contact the family and Teo said that the family didn’t want to be contacted. If he was being duped, wouldn’t he have at least said, “I’ll check with them?”



  20. the Big Dog
    6:32 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Heres’s the hoax they need to be investigating: Going into the BCS Championship Game, Notre Dame was the No. 1 football team in America.



  21. Wildcatfan79
    6:35 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    I’m starting to think maybe he’s just gay hiding in the closet and made the whole story up so his teammates didn’t wonder why he was never hitting on any of the coeds! So yeah I say he’s gay. Wait and see.



  22. Eric
    6:38 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    A lot of good comments on here. Love them. I’ve hated Te’o from the start. Couldn’t have happened to a bigger douche.



  23. Eric
    6:39 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Recently Manti Te’o, Lance Armstrong, Chip Kelly of Oregon…..sure are a lot of great people for kids to look up to. Lying, cheating and being a total fraud are nice qualities to have aren’t they?? Wonderful.



  24. Bizzaro World
    6:51 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    First that kid dies filming football practice on a scissor-lift in high winds, now this. ND University is now CYA University



  25. B Knight
    6:54 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    TeO is really an inspiring soap actor and this is just a big plot so he can prove to the producers that he can single handedly bring back general hospital.



  26. Bob Cobb
    6:55 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Brace yourselves, folks. Within weeks, if not days, Manti Teo will be transformed from sad story of the duped lovesick puppy to gay action hero. Just watch.



  27. Bubba Earl
    7:02 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Bizzaro, don’t forget the young lady that killed herself after a rape by an ND football player and the university covering that also!



  28. STEVE!
    7:05 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Truth is stranger and funnier than fiction. You couldn’t make up a better story. I hope it lasts for weeks.



  29. Sir Brandon
    7:09 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    16 – lol

    Nerds are not the only ones that hath imaginary girlfriends.



  30. Glasgow Booster
    7:31 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    I wonder what Dickie V thinks about this lying POS he drooled over during the Ky-ND basketball game? What a tool!!!



  31. WHAT A TARD
    7:37 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    You know Notre Dame people came up with this scheme and he went along with it to get publicity. What a stupid plan.



  32. Policy
    7:41 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    The new shirts will read : Champions vs Pedophiles,and liars



  33. miggles
    7:44 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Doesn’t matter. He’s still a first round draft pick. By the Bengals.



  34. Computer Blue
    8:15 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Two possibilities:

    1) He’s a con artist and an idiot
    2) He’s just an idiot

    My money is on option #1.



  35. Truth Detector
    8:18 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Mass Confusion Says:
    January 16th, 2013 at 6:01 pm
    “another mormon telling lies to the nation. i’m shocked!”

    Point of clarification –the President is not a Mormon. He does, however, tell lies to the nation, so partial credit.



  36. Richard Thistle
    8:19 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Dude has a serious case of cranial rectumitis.



  37. sonny lesbos
    8:19 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink


  38. Stickman
    8:23 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Two words–Occam’s razor: “among competing hypotheses, the one that makes the fewest assumptions should be selected.”

    The fewest assumptions would be A.) he made this shit up and ND is trying to cover for him.
    B.) that’s all.



  39. Uk56always
    8:30 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Hey #18 if you want to keep throwing insults around about The Catholic Church…why not just throw some racist remarks in as well. That we you can p.i.s.s. more people off and make just that many more of us truly love you for who you really are.



  40. Stat
    9:12 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Drew – thanks for stealing what I posted on here earlier!! lol



  41. Duh
    9:21 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    He is GAY! Just admit it. Catholics will be fine



  42. Nev
    9:26 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    Catfish?



  43. sunnycat
    9:38 pm January 16, 2013 Permalink

    39. It wasnt an insult it is a fact. Catholic priests were molesting boys and the church covered it up for many years.