ND Statement

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. The University immediately initiated an investigation to assist Manti and his family in discovering the motive for and nature of this hoax. While the proper authorities will continue to investigate this troubling matter, this appears to be, at a minimum, a sad and very cruel deception to entertain its perpetrators.

Dennis Brown
University Spokesman | Assistant Vice President

 

I fucking hate when that happens. Nothing worse than getting tricked into having a serious long term relationship with somebody who doesn’t exist. That’s the worst. I mean Manti dated this non existent slut for a full year. Imagine all those fake hours he spent on the fake phone fake listening to her fake breathing and shit? He’s not going to get those fake days back. Those fake moments are lost forever. Almost like they never even happened. Poor Manti.