Football dating hoax - Timeline of Manti Te o Girlfriend Hoax Story - ABC News


The supposed girlfriend of Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o, Kekua was reportedly a student at Stanford who had met the linebacker after a Stanford-Notre Dame game in 2009. In April, 2012, soon after the two began dating, Kekua was injured in a car crash; later, she was diagnosed with leukemia. Sports Illustrated  reported that Te’o would call Kekua in the hospital, and he told ESPN that she wrote him letters when she was sick. Kekua reportedly died Sept. 11 or Sept. 12, within hours of the death of Te’o’s grandmother, Annette Santiago.

But Mauia claimed last night that Kekua was a real person who he met before Manti Te'o in 2011, and described her as being 'athletic, tall and beautiful'.


Football dating hoax

Football dating hoax