Manti Te’o Admits To Lying For The Sake Of The Team

Manti Te’o Admits To Lying For The Sake Of The Team
Entertainment
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Manti Te’o has confessed to his friends that he knew the truth about Lennay Kekua in early December, but kept it under the wraps for 20 days for the sake of his team.

Sources connected to Te’o have confirmed what ND Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick said this past Wednesday night, that Manti realized he had been hoaxed on Dec. 6, after receiving a phone call from “Lennay” … months after she had allegedly died.

But sources have revealed to TMZ … Manti didn’t speak to his coaches about the hoax until Dec. 26 … because he thought it would distract the team as they prepared to face Alabama in the BCS Championship.

During the 20 days, Manti struggled over how to handle what was going on… but eventually felt the need to come clean to his coaches.

Manti is currently training for the NFL combine — and we have been told he’s getting a lot of support from the other players he has been training with.

Ashton Tyler | Elite. 

Photo Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Andrew Alvez

Andrew is a sports authority. One of the most knowledgeable sports journalists in the industry. Andrew boasts his two degrees in Communication and English to credit his writing ability. As a co-editor and writer Andrew tries his best to better the Sports page every time he graces the illustrious pages of Elite Daily.

More In Entertainment

Film John Flynn

Is The Fifth Installment Of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Pushing It, Or Just Enough?

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies are nothing short of a cinematic cultural landmark. Taking inspiration from the mildew-smelling Disneyland ride, the films have monopolized the modern pirate movie market. One of the franchise’s primary reason for success is thanks to the brilliance of Johnny Depp. Depp has held some pretty iconic roles, from Edward Scissorhands to […]

Film Adam Pliskin

Video Showing You Everything From Your Childhood Will Leave You Oozing Nostalgia

It seems that everything we held near and dear as kids is now being turned into a movie. There’s Michael Bay’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie. There’s Michael Bay’s “Transformers.” There’s “The Lego Movie.” And now Wil Wheaton brings us “Literally Everything Else From Your Childhood: The Movie.” Obviously, this isn’t a real movie, but […]

Also On Elite

World

This Paralyzed Man Can Move His Fingers And Hands Using Only A Chip In His Brain (Video)

Thanks to a technological collaboration between Battelle, a non-profit research organization, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, a 23-year-old quadriplegic has become the first ever patient to move his fingers and hands using just his mind. Ian Burkhart, a paralyzed man from Dublin, Ohio, controls his limbs with the miracle invention Neurobridge. Neurobridge is an electronic […]

World

This Adorable 4-Year-Old Girl Wants To Be Your Flower Girl (Photo)

Annabelle Earl is an adorable 4-year-old New Yorker who wants to be your flower girl. Annabelle discovered the joys of wedding parties from her babysitter’s daughter, and she wanted in on the action. So, she carried a dozen roses and wore a floral dress and white lace gloves to the City Clerk’s office where each […]

World

Global Warming Will Make New York As Hot As South Florida By 2100

If you needed any more evidence that global warming is here with a vengeance, a new report from Climate Central discovered that by 2100, summer high temperatures in New York will be similar to current summer high temperatures in southwest Florida. Based on trends and computer model projects, Climate Central speculates that America’s southern summer temperatures will migrate […]

Dating

5 Signs The Person You Are Dating Is Genuinely Falling For You

I don’t know if it’s a Southern California thing, or perhaps just a loneliness thing, but has anyone else noticed how much dating bullsh*t some people are enduring just to avoid being alone? If I had a dollar for every time a friend has called me crying over some jerk she’s dating, I would most […]