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  •  Didn't his father... (4+ / 0-)
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    Rimjob, Aunt Pat, Jeff Y, rl en france

    also claim (in an interview) to have met her himself?

    •  Very, very strange... (5+ / 0-)
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      Trix, Jeff Y, Rimjob, msmacgyver, rl en france

      ...gotta wonder what exactly this was all about.

      Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

      by JeffW on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 09:14:18 PM PST

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    •  Yes (5+ / 0-)

      His father was quoted in an October 2012 South Bend Tribune article describing a meeting between the fake girl & Te'o.

      "Several meetings were set up where Lennay never showed," [Notre Dame athletic director Jack] Swarbrick said Wednesday.

      Brian Te'o, Manti's father, was quoted in the same Tribune story detailing his son's meeting with Kekua in Hawaii, contradicting Swarbrick :

      "They started out as just friends," Brian Te'o said. "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. But within the last year, they became a couple. And we came to the realization that she could be our daughter-in-law. Sadly, it won't happen now."

      Even with his new admissions, there's a lot about this story that doesn't seem to make sense.
      As for why Te'o never visited his dying girlfriend in the hospital, he told Schaap, "It never really crossed my mind."
      That just doesn't fly with this guy believing that this girl was the love of his life & being an innocent dupe. Either the entire thing is a deception, or he was gullible and was deceiving the public when he was selling the depth of the tragic "lost love" story.

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