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Notre Dame Teammate Says Manti Te’o is a Liar and Very Good Actor

by Robert Littal | Posted on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
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An anonymous Notre Dame teammate of Te’o spoke to Jackie Pepper of who has formerly worked for ESPN, Fox Sports,  NFL Network and is currently freelancing for Yahoo Sports.

The teammate shed some light on what was really going on between Te’o and his Fake Dead Cancer Girlfriend.

Here is what she had to say

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.

In defense of the Heisman Trophy candidate, the source said he believes the lie may have indeed started with somebody duping Te’o using a phony twitter account, and eventually, faking their own death.

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Early in my conversation with the source, the Notre Dame player said, “He lied, but the media blew it up.” In response to my follow-up question asking if the source thought that Te’o kept the story going because of the media attention, the player replied, “Yeah. Right after the Michigan [State] game. He should have never brought her in the media. His grandma passing was enough.”

“We would never bring it up.  But we would look at him when he would get all emotional during media about his girl,” the player said.

When asked if he thought Te’o was a good actor, the player replied, “Very good.”

This sounds accurate to me, but instead of manning up, Te’o will play the victim.  The reality is it was his attention whoring that got him into the situation he is in now.

Here is the best case scenario theory for Te’o and there are a lot of wild rumors going.  It is possible originally he was Catfished, but once the media picked up the story, he didn’t dare admit that the person he was talking to wasn’t real.  His Ego got in the way and had him doing interviews like the one he did with Jim Rome where he plays up the relationship like it was a magical love between two people who met on a football field.

Just like with most lies they started to stack on top of each other and got bigger and bigger to the point Te’o was simply in too deep. Once he realized he had been duped and it was possible he could get exposed he confessed to Notre Dame claiming he was the victim.

Unless you are a Kardashian do not push your luck with Attention Whoring, you will get exposed.

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  1. Jim Stuebgen says:

    Liar, liar, liar, NFL beware…getting scammed online is one thing, telling national media that you have a dead girlfriend that you met online and never met in person is another…he never met the fake girl…you don’t have a girlfriend if you’ve never met…I have a girlfriend in Canada…hope she’s not dead

    • Baley says:

      I personally know Manti. I go to Punahou in Hawaii, same high school he went to. Manti would come and give us his gloves and signatures when we were in Kindergarten…

      HOW DARE YOU IDIOTS TALK UP MANTI AND PEP HIM UP FOR HIS GAME, ACTING LIKE YOU WERE HIS FRIENDS, “aww yea manti is my bro”… AND WHEN SOME RETARD PLAYS A SICK PRANK LIKE THIS ON HIM, GO AGAINST HIM? you guys wonder why you will never be a good friend of us. You don’t know what support is. How can you accuse Manti of being the liar when he there is not even a full story yet. Look at his eyes when he cried about her. He meant it all. He did not know anything. Being a mormon, he didnt need pictures or care about her physical features. It makes it easier for people like Manti, devout mormons, to fall in love with a girl just because of the things they say.

      Im in middle school and I just burned you. Hold on, I’ll go get some neosporen.

      • Fred says:

        Pat yourself on the back any harder and you’ll hurt your arm.

      • Kris says:

        hahaha he gave you an autograph so you believe he couldn’t have lied? being mormon has nothing to do with anything. either he’s an idiot or a liar. probably both.

        and no, you didn’t “burn” anyone.

        • Baley says:

          It has a lot do with the situation. Yeah, he did give me an autograph, but he also gave my friends his gloves and invited all of us to his graduation party. I know him personally and he would not do such a thing.

          You idiots should really get to know someone before you talk about and judge them based on a story that isn’t true.

          Get ahold of yourselves and put your dicks back in your pants.

          • Kris says:

            so an autograph, some gloves, and a party invite… is that what constitutes as “knowing someone” these days? and I’M the idiot?

            by the way, i’m a woman. maybe YOU shouldn’t judge or assume anything before you shoot your mouth off.

      • joe says:

        the only thing manti is lying about is being gay

  2. scott says:


  3. TheWildWildWes says:

    I knew there was something wrong, when he would wait for the media to make sure that he was on camera, before shouting.. Alabama proved that he was ALL MEDIA and couldn’t takle. there were 5 teams in the SEC that ND could not stay on the field with

    • absolute says:

      Meh… It’s amazing how much SEC fans like to draw meaning from SEC victories while ignoring SEC losses. One game simply means that one of two teams was the better team on that particular day. Do you remember when Alabama was heavily favored to defeat Utah in the BCS Sugar Bowl??? I guess the whole country should conclude that Alabama was overrated because Utah won that game.

      • Bama4life says:

        Sorry absolute but the Utah game was a big disappointment for the team just having to play in a second tier bowl. They just had zero motivation to win the game.

      • Agro says:

        When year was that again?? 2009?? What has Utah done since then? Come crashing down to earth now that they have to actually play real teams.

        I live in Utah and this is the mentality that most people have. Their team has one good year and that is all they will bring up in an argument. Just talk to a BYU fan for 5 minutes and they will bring up their 1984 championship at least 3 times. Same thing with Ute fans, all they cling to is that 2009 meaningless Sugar Bowl.

  4. absolute says:

    Seriously… SEC fans are irritating. Alabama won a football game. It doesn’t make the rest of the SEC great. LSU lost. #3 Florida lost. One good team does not make the whole conference great. In addition, the NCG was over a month after the season ended. What is irritating is the fact that SEC fans harp on SEC greatness when the SEC has its share of creampuffs.

    • John1969 says:

      Seriously…ND fans are irritating. after a creampuff schedule and then barely getting by Pitt, ND had no business being ranked #1. Once again the media and the Golden Domers pumped up the entire nation into watching a championship game between #1 and #10 (notre Dame at best)


    Funny how every year its an SEC team that wins the BCS championship title game

  6. TJ says:

    I put little faith in a report from an undisclosed team mate. If your not man enough to identify yourself, I dismiss your story and suspect your motives.

  7. Puh Lease! says:

    If you’re going to accuse someone of lying put your name with it or it means nothing.

  8. Mark Blumenshine says:

    I do not like anonymous quotes, makes you wonder who is really lying. This person needs to man-up, or he becomes no different than the guy he is calling out.

  9. m says:

    It amazes me how quickly people are to say everything in the meadia is the truth. Until everything comes out no one should jump on any bandwagon. Most media spin details and truth to benefit them. STOP believing the lies of media!!!!

    • baley says:

      its very possible. when you find someone who is so real and perfect, you fall easily. its appalling that in idiot like you can’t even understand that.

  10. Carl LaFong says:

    What he is saying is impossible. Who has a girlfriend they have never met, let alone a star athlete? Wouldn’t they have been Skyping? Why this kid created this story is beyond comprehension, but it is impossible that he didn’t know better… impossible.

  11. duck 1 says:

    I for one am very upset by this. My wife did die from cancer last year it was deeastating for myself and my three sons. Fake sympathy stories like this take away from the real tragedies happening every day as family members and loved ones die from this horrible disease. every fake story from someone wanting sympathy or fame or money for faking cancer steals from the reality.

  12. duck 1 says:


  13. Berni says:

    Tell a lie once shame on you! Should have covered them tracks. Would have saved you a lot of trouble Man(LIE)Te’o.

  14. At least ND doesn’t play 1-AA teams like the SEC Conference. Check out Alabama & LSU?
    They done even play any top ten tens teams even after winning a national championship if saban & miles can get away with it. The media is also the word 7 almight so let us crucify everyone guilty or not?

    • Thomas Shawn says:

      From the game I watched Notre Dame looked like a 1AA team. Te’o was overhyped just like the rest of the Irish, partly because of this story that he perpetuated. My guess is he wouldn’t have started for Alabama.

  15. Brian says:

    Is this about Teo or is this about the press looking like complete morons? This wouldnt make the back page of the daily rag if the press didnt look like complete morons…..but since they have mud all over their faces they want to make an issue of this….. If they had done their work at the beginning this would have been a story today..

  16. jasmith4 says:

    Re Manti Te’o: WHO CARES?? Has no one until now been duped by an on-line “girl”? NO one?? 20 kids shot up in Connecticut, American hostages in Algeria — hell, I even care more about Subway’s 11-inch “foot-long”! Would everyone who cares PLEASE find that rock under which the Mayan-calendar idiots have skulked and join them? And don’t come out to vote! Ever! WHO in HELL CARES???

  17. Patty says:

    Only an idiotic moron would believe Teo is a victim!!!! It is obvious he lied to get publicity and score points in the Heisman voting!!! Notre Dame I am sure is in on it too!! Notre (shame) Dame is nothing but a fraud itself and an embarrassment to the Catholic faith!!!

    • Rudy45 says:

      obviously you have never stepped foot on Notre Dame’s campus, let alone went to school there.

    • baley says:

      you, are truly the real moron here. how is it obvious? there is not even a full story yet. get the facts straight and stop jumping to conclusions.


  18. mankeo says:

    Let’s leave this up to the imaginary detectives to sort out. If he did make her up and kill her off with leukemia then the imaginary court trial can decide if this is considered imaginary homicide.

    To the point, who cares. This is like sports fans equivilent to Kardashian gossip/drama.

  19. baley says:

    all of u get a hold of yourselves. manti would NOT do that.
    its amazing how u can all talk him up, and when media produces stories that are far stretched, pound him to the ground. u were never a real supporter. watch, when they prove that manti never lied about ANY of this, you’re all gonna come running back to him. “OH MANTI I BELIEVED IN YOU ALL THIS TIME!!” oh please, go burry yourselves in rocks
    hawaiian spirit.

  20. Tron says:

    There is no credibility to this article. It is just trolling to get noticed on a popular story. I could be the undisclosed teammate.

  21. Tripp's mom says:

    Just a few thoughts…How did he know she died? Did he get a text from her phone with the details? Was she getting close to the end of her battle with leukemia, did he not feel a need to visit her in her final days?

    • Baley says:

      If you’ve actually been keeping up with the story, his brother called him. And yes, he did want to visit her in her final days, however “she” told him that if something happened to her, he’d stay and honor her with the way he played.

  22. Chug14 says:

    New Irish fight song….lmaginary Lover.

  23. Ron ittman says:

    Who cares… Wh Cares… WHO CARES…

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