Manti Te'o's Mom Tried To Convert Lennay Kekua To Mormonism Via Text…

According to USA Today, the latest piecemeal bit to be released in this bizarre saga is the revelation that Ottilia Te'o, Manti's mother, tried to convert Lennay to Mormonism via text message. His family also engaged in bible study with Kekua, via text message, which Te'o alluded to with Jeremy Schaap when discussing… » 1/21/13 12:15am 1/21/13 12:15am

Why Katie Couric's Manti Te'o Interview Will Suck

Lennay Kekua's story tempted the many outlets that wrote about her partly because her death gave Te'o's rise, not in itself particularly moving or dramatic, a dimension of tragedy. It made writing about Te'o easier (by reducing the time a story had to spend on his place in the Notre Dame defense), and it sold. In that… » 1/20/13 3:50pm 1/20/13 3:50pm

How Sports Illustrated's Manti Te'o Story Got Published

While reporting his cover feature for Sports Illustrated on Manti Te'o, Pete Thamel found what he called some "small red flags" in the story of Lennay Kekua, the dead girlfriend who never existed. So what did he do? » 1/17/13 3:48pm 1/17/13 3:48pm