Sports Illustrated writer Pete Thamel interviewed Manti Te’o back in September about his dead girlfriend. Today, Thamel released the whole transcript of the Lennay Kakua sections of that interview. Te’o’s answers seem a little…fishy.
1. According to Te’o the way he met Lennay was “just ummm” “kind of regular.”
4. Te’o isn’t sure where she worked. He says that he “think[s]” she worked at a construction company. And that she “took up the mantle” when her father died, despite the fact that her father didn’t own the company — he just worked there.
9. Te’o claims that they were about to pull the plug when a doctor came in and “saw something” that made him think they should do another treatment that would save her life, and then it worked! Only for her to later get leukemia! Is this TV?
BONUS WEIRDNESS: The Notre Dame team chaplain Father Paul Doyle is really wishy-washy on everything about Lennay. Four straight sentences begin, “I think…” “I think…” “He might…” “That sounds vaguely familiar…”