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These people sure seem to think so:
3 time POTW;
I just read that and came here to post the same thing. Crazy, crazy story. I don't know what to believe.
I really hope someone comes on here and set the record straight on this. Hopefully this writer will be put in his place by Manti and his family.
One other point can we please have one frickin weekly period that is devoid of drama surrounding ND football.
This post was edited by twoirish88 15 months ago
Just going to file this in the "out of sight, out of mind" drawer, until there is further clarification.
I may not be pretty, but I'm fast.....
POTW 1/31/11 - 2/6/11
Wow doesn't cover this story, so I'll just...I mean...f***.
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I'd like to see some independent verification, but Deadspin doesn't usually post untrue stories, and this one has an awful lot of details to be made up...I'm sitting at my desk absolutely speechless...
CMC - Director of Apparel Operations
POTW - a couple of times, can't remember the exact dates
This should be resolved rather quickly I would think. The end of this is going to be very awkward for someone. I'm hoping it's the Deadspin author.
Yep it is blowing up all over twitter. Not good press to have.
One person claimed her real given name is Lennay Marie Wochinski, and Kekua was her professional name...not sure if it's true but...
This post was edited by bfrischnd 15 months ago
Great response. +1
Just a perfect example when your on top there are always people trying to bring you down even if it costs losing character and credibility like this A hole.
That is a Seinfeld reference.
George: That's it! That's it! I can't take it. I can't take it anymore! (Gets up, turns around, and confronts Ray) You stole the statue! You're a theif! You're a liar!
Jerry: (Pleading) George.
Ray: (To Jerry) Who is this?
George: I'm the judge and the jury, pal. And the verdict is.. guilty!
Ray: What's going on here?
Ray: Your friend is crazy.
George: Oh, I'm crazy!
Jerry: (Still pleading) George, george..
Ray: I've got to get going. I have a class.
George: Oh ho! Class, huh? At Columbia? Let me tell you something, pal. I called the registrar's office. I checked you out. They have no record of a Ray Thomas at that school! You liar!
Ray: Well, that's because I'm registered under my full legal name, Raymond Thomas Wochinski. Ray Thomas is my professional name.
George: You mean alias.
Ray: You are starting to make me angry.
George: Well, that was bound to happen!
Scored 4 touchdowns...in a single game. Polk High!
There is too much info for someone to make up. My gut feels there is some truth to this story. I dont like it though.
Its amazing how respected sports reports are just believing a story put on Deadspin is accurate and stating so all over twitter.
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RT @jdubs88 Manti Te'o has lost thousands of fans in the past 10 minutes but has gained one very prominent one: Lance Armstrong.
This is terrible. Wow is all i can say, just wow. If this turns out to be true, well ill express my feelings then. We are not having a good couple weeks.
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You may end up eating those words.
3 time POTW
Omg!!! What the heck???!!!! Can anyone even think of something worse that can happen?? Maybe God isn't Catholic., I'm starting to literally get angry!! My question is how would Manti think this wouldn't get discovered?? If this is true I will once again believe that ND is the toughest team in the country to be a fan of!!!
I am just ...not sure what to think anymore
CITY OF CHAMPYINZ!!!!!!
Statement from Notre Dame spokesman Dennis Brown:
"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."
Not saying he did...BUT, IF manti knew all about this and used it for publicity then he deserves the same fate Hitler got on the movie Little Nicky.
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