Manti Te’o's Dead Girlfriend Story A Lie
Deadspin is reporting that the uplifting story about Notre Dame linebacker and Heisman Trophy finalist Manti Te’o and girlfriend Lennay Kekua, who reportedly died earlier this fall because of leukemia, following a horrible car accident, is a hoax. In fact, lie perpetrated to the entire sporting media to drum up publicity for his almost successful Heisman Trophy campaign, where he finished second in the voting.
Lennay Kekua’s death allegedly took place the same week as the death of Te’o's grandmother, Annette Santiago, which Deadspin claims is legit, just before Notre Dame beat Michigan State 20-3 on Sept. 15. But apparently, basically everything about his “girlfriend” was entirely made up and subsequently lied about, even on national television… The evidence is pretty damming:
Do you think this will effect his draft pick???