What Manti Te'o Told Sports Illustrated About Lennay Kekua

SI's Pete Thamel has been making the rounds today, explaining how he came to write the cover story that had the single biggest role in mythologizing the fake narrative of Manti Te'o's girlfriend. Now we've got more details. At SI.com, Thamel has addressed the steps he took to confirm Lennay Kekua's story, and published … » 1/17/13 5:55pm 1/17/13 5:55pm

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