Former Stanford Player Tweets About Te’o Asking Cardinal Players If They Knew His “Mystery Girl”
Notre Dame has thrown its support behind Manti Te’o in the bizarre “Dead Girlfriend Hoax“. A fullback for the Arizona Cardinals claims to have met the fictitious Lennay Kekua several years ago. And now Tampa Bay Buccaneer Matt Masifilo is throwing support in Manti’s corner:
Got to believe Te’o was the victim here.He would always ask us if we knew his mystery girl after we’d play them….
— Matthew Masifilo (@MMasifilo) January 17, 2013
Masifilo played at Stanford in college — the same school where Lennay Kekua supposedly attended, although Stanford officials have said she clearly did not. It would be very strange for Te’o to ask Stanford players if they knew of the girl, unless of course he truly believed that she was a real person.
Another wild turn in the story, but this does make it seem as if Te’o truly was duped.