Two Men Joked About Manti Te’o’s Girlfriend Being Fake a Month Ago On Twitter [Details]
Rucuss staffJanuary 17, 2013
Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o was duped.
Well, that’s what he claims. Te’o, who led the Fighting Irish to the BCS championship game this year and finished second for the Heisman Trophy, said in a statement Wednesday that he fell in love with a girl online who turned out not to be real.
In one of the most bizarre stories to date, Notre Dame’s athletic director Jack Swarbrick said the woman who Te’o had been in a relationship with for three years and reportedly died from leukemia during the 2012 football season was a hoax. The school investigated since Te’o approached officials on December 26 and said he believed he had been tricked.
Te’o and Swarbrick said the Notre Dame star was the victim of an elaborate scheme in which he fell for an imaginary girlfriend named Lennay Kekua. But if so, he still has a lot of explaining to do.
There are plenty of questions that need to be answered. For starters, why did his father tell reporters that Te’o and his fake girlfriend met at a game when Notre Dame confirmed that their relationship was strictly online and by phone?
Te’o also told ESPN that she was the ‘most beautiful girl I ever met.” And why didn’t the two ever Skype? All college kids do it, but these two didn’t. Pretty weird.
Now Buzzfeed.com reports that a Twitter user named jay.R tweeted about his knowledge of the Te’o’s fake girlfriend hoax the first week of December. He made fun of the situation by talking about the MTV show Catfish. Check out his tweets below.
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