Former Notre Dame linebacker and Heisman runner-up Manti Te’o is at the center of a major controversy involving a woman he says was his girlfriend. Te’o admitted back in September that his girlfriend Lennay Kekua passed away from Leukemia. A report from deadspin.com reveals the fact that Kekua does not exist in public records or in the archives of Stanford University, where she supposedly attended school.
The University of Notre Dame is now saying Kekua never existed and that several entities pretended to be her online. Te’o released a statement expressing his disappointment and embarrassment. More to come on the apparent hoax in the coming days and weeks.