Originally posted by xedocodex
reply to post by broctune
This is actually a very interesting "conspiracy" and I think it should be moved to the main bored.
I mean, either this guy faked that he had a girlfriend with leukemia that died to get media attention, or he was the target of an elaborate hoax for some reason.
Originally posted by TrueSuperman
I believe this should be moved to a different part of the forum. This shows how lazy, and potentially dangerous, the media in the U.S. has become. This story went on for over a year, and the mainstream media ran with this almost all football season.
Perfect way to show someone new to conspiracy topics regarding the media that one cannot take everything that is reported as fact.
Reagan Mauia, an Arizona Cardinals fullback, said he believes Kekua existed because he met her in person when he and other Polynesian teammates and Pittsburgh Steelers star Troy Polamalu went to do charity work in American Samoa in June 2011.
"This was before her and Manti," Mauia said Wednesday evening. "I don't think Manti was even in the picture, but she and I became good friends. We would talk off and on, just checking up on each other kind of thing. I am close to her family. When she was going through the loss of her father, I was -- I offered a comforting shoulder and just someone to bounce her emotions off. That was just from meeting her in Samoa."
Mauia said Tuiasosopo -- whom Mauia believes is Kekua's cousin -- introduced the two. After the initial meeting, Mauia said he met her at an "after-party" for all of the athletes involved in the camp.
"She was tall," he said. "Volleyball-type of physique. She was athletic, tall, beautiful. Long hair. Polynesian. She looked like a model ... "
When reached by ESPN.com on Wednesday night, former University of Washington and NFL quarterback Marques Tuiasosopo acknowledged that he is a cousin of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo but said he never had met or heard of Kekua.
Mauia said it is his understanding that Kekua's mother is operating her Twitter account. He said he'd never met her mother. When told by a reporter that she apparently might not have existed, Mauia said: "No, she is real."
Originally posted by LeatherNLace
A picture has surfaced online of Clint Eastwood talking to Manti Te'o's girlfriend…