Girlfriend Died... Then found out to be hoax?
It was a beautiful story.
It was also COMPELTELY false.
According to an article on Deadspin.com, not only did Te'o's girlfriend not die in the days leading up the Michigan State game, she didn't exist at all.
"On Dec. 26, Notre Dame coaches were informed by Manti Te'o and his parents that Manti had been the victim of what appears to be a hoax in which someone using the fictitious name Lennay Kekua apparently ingratiated herself with Manti and then conspired with others to lead him to believe she had tragically died of leukemia," read the statement.
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