I have been away for a while so it only fitting that i come back with the biggest story in sports. The Manti Te’o soap opera.
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o is one of the most touching stories in recent sports memory. The star defender dealt with the deaths of his grandmother and girlfriend in the span of 24 hours only to lead the Fighting Irish to a win over Michigan State three days later.
Te’o went on to finish second in the Heisman voting and was honored with countless other year-end college football honors.
But, as it turns out, that tale of woe was just that – a fabrication. Deadspin reported Wednesday that Te’o’s girlfriend never died and never even existed. It was an elaborate hoax that, the site reports, Te’o could have been involved in. Te’o, though, released a statement saying he was actually the victim not the perpetrator of the scam.
Do you believe Te’o? Or do you think he knew all along that Lennay Kekua was a fake? Me I feel that Te’o is lying all the evidence is adding up.
Manti Te’o discussed Lennay Kekua in an interview with Notre Dame Athletics on November 13. He told the interviewer he received the last letter from her before the Stanford game on Oct. 13. The game was 31 days after her supposed death on Sept. 12. If we can assume he didn’t forget Notre Dame’s schedule, it seems he believed she wrote the letters ahead of time?
To me if Te’o was really the victim of a hoax he would speak now, delaying talking gives him and ND P.R. Time to get the story straight. I’m my opinion Te’o cost himself a first round pick. Give me your opinions in the comment box below.
Tim A.K.A. The Freak