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

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

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