Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/16/13
South Bend, IN (Sports Network) - The Notre Dame athletic department has issued a statement responding to a internet report that is claiming details of star linebacker Manti Te'o's personal life have been fabricated.The discrepancy involves Te'o's former girlfriend Lennay Marie Kekua, whose widely reported death from leukemia in September helped make the Heisman Trophy runner-up one of college football's most recognizable and popular players of this past season. However, a story posted Wednesday on the website Deadspin.com has alleged that such a person actually never existed.According to the site, there are no Social Security Administration records confirming that a Lennay Marie Kekua, previously reported to be a 22-year-old Stanford student by several media outlets, actually died. Additionally, the Stanford register's office has no enrollment records of Kekua, nor could Deadspin uncover any official announcements of either her birth or obituary.A Sports Illustrated story published...
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