Story keeps getting better and better. Now a NFL player claims to have MET the girlfriend before.
Cardinals fullback says Lennay Kekua is a real person
Ok, so now we have the biggest twist in the Manti Te’o's girlfriend is a hoax story.
that the story perpetuated by Te’o all season long about the loss of
his girlfriend to Leukemia on the same day that his grandmother died,
was a hoax. The girlfriend part, his grandma did die, and she was real.
Deadspin alludes that Te’o was behind the hoax. Notre Dame, Jack
Swarbrick, and Te’o all claimed that Te’o was the one duped. Regardless
of who is telling the truth, they all seemed to agree that Lennay Kekua
wasn’t a real person. But here is the twist; Arizona Cardinals fullback Reagan Maui’a told ESPN that he met her. WHAAAAAAAAAAAT? Maui’a said he met her at a party when he was doing charity work in Samoa.
After the initial meeting, Mauia said he met her at an “after-party” for all of the athletes involved in the camp.
“She was tall,” he said. “Volleyball-type of physique. She was
athletic, tall, beautiful. Long hair. Polynesian. She looked like a
model … ”
He said it is his understanding that Kekua’s mother is operating her
Twitter account. He said he’d never met her mother. When told by a
reporter that she apparently might not have existed, Mauia said: “No,
she is real.”
So, um, there’s that.