NFL player Reagan Mauia was today named in the bizarre hoax surrounding Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o and his “dead girlfriend” Lennay Kekua after he claimed to have actually met her.
Former Arizona Cardinals fullback Reagan Mauia was mentioned in a tweet from “beyond the grave”, which was sent from an account purported to be Lennay Kekua. It asked that he and another NFL star be left out of the scandal.
Reagan Mauia claimed last night that Lennay Kekua was a real person who he met before Manti Te’o in 2011, and described her as being “athletic, tall and beautiful”.
This has now raised questions as to whether or not Manti Te’o was the first to fall victim to Lennay Kekua or whoever is behind what is being called a “sick joke”.
Lennay Kekua was reported to have died in September from leukemia while Te’o was leading his team to glory in an undefeated run to the January 7 BSC championship – turning him into the season’s star.