Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax: Statement from supposed girlfriend's twitter account a joke

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UPDATE: The account @LennayKekua, tweeted the following at 11:31am PST:

"My statement: This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but I have been told by Alabama's offense that Manti Te'o is not real."



A new tweet from the account of @LennayKekua, the name of the supposed girlfriend of Manti Te’o who turned out not to be real: “I will be releasing a statement, via twitter, between 11am and noon today.” 

That would be Pacific Standard Time.

Deadspin Editor Timothy Burke says Ronaiah Tuiasosopo is behind the online profile for Lennay Kekua... And claims he's known Manti Teo for years.

Deadspin says Tuiasosopo's friends and family talked to them about this fake profile.

“They told us that he has been doing the Lennay Kekua fake online profile for several years and that he's caught other people in its trap, but that they caught on way earlier than Manti Te'o did,” said Burke. “In fact, the longest I think that he ever got away with pretending to have an online relationship with somebody was about a month. So you sort of question, especially when you consider that Ronaiah Tuiasosopo knew Manti Te'o, that they spent time together, that there are pictures of them together supposedly on his Instagram account. You know, how dense would manti te'o have to be to not realize this was his friend who was behind the account the entire time?”