Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 1/16/13
Following the bombshell investigative report from Deadspin on the hoax of a story that was the tragic death of Manti Te’o's girlfriend, we have our first story about a Notre Dame teammate calling Te’o a liar. According to Pepper on Sports, an anonymous teammate of Te’o's has come forward to say that the several members of the team didn’t think everything was kosher when the death of supposed girlfriend Lennay Kekua, took place just 6 hours after the death of his grandmother. The Notre Dame football player, who asked for anonymity, told Pepper On Sports, “No we all knew he had only seen her once. But when the media was saying how he went through both deaths we knew,” said the source, referring to the back-to-back deaths of Te’o’s grandmother and girlfriend Lennay Kekua, who allegedly died of Leukemia. The source informed Pepper on Sports that they did believe it was possible that Te’o was a victim of a Catfish (someone pretending to be someone by using Facebook, Twitter or other online social media or dating services). But that Te’o kept it alive when the media pushed the narrative. “He lied, but the media blew it up.” In response to [...]
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