Originally Posted by Left Hook Tua
i think someone did play a hoax on him.
what he's guilty of is exagerrating how close they were and stuff.
then the media gets to him and urges him to pump up the story even more for quotes and soundbites.
Nov. 28, 2009: Te'o and Kekua meet after Stanford's 45-38 victory over Notre Dame in Palo Alto, according to the South Bend Tribune: "Their stares got pleasantly tangled, then Manti Te'o extended his hand to the stranger with a warm smile and soulful eyes." Kekua, a Stanford student, swaps phone numbers with Te'o.
2010-2011: Te'o and Kekua are friends. "She was gifted in music, multi-lingual, had dreams grounded in reality and the talent to catch up to them" (South Bend Tribune). "They started out as just friends," Te'o's father, Brian, told the Tribune in October 2012. "Every once in a while, she would travel to Hawaii, and that happened to be the time Manti was home, so he would meet with her there."
His own father in on it? A real girl whom he met and spent time with, did someone hire an actress to make it seem more authentic?
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it'd have to be a pretty elaborate hoax, and Te'o would have had to been the most gullible person on Earth. His statement contradicts multiple published accounts of their relationship , and his own words