In a recent Deadspin article, we revealed that the alleged girlfriend of NFL star Manti To, who supposedly died of leukemia in September, never existed. That’s a startling twist, especially considering how much the NFL star supposedly loved his grandmother and lost her within 24 hours. In this article, we look at why their alleged girlfriend of To never existed.
In his first book, “Brian Banks, American football star and his girlfriend, his boyfriend’s daughter”, author John Krakauer tells the story of the American football star and his ex-girlfriend. Banks was married to Emanuela Marinova in May 2015. But two years later, they divorced and Banks was left with a son. Despite this, he has not been married since and he does not have children.
Brian Banks’ ex-girlfriend, Wanetta Gibson, was accused of sexually assaulting Banks during a classroom lesson. It is unclear whether she was at the time of the attack, or whether the accusation was made before she was even charged. Wanetta Gibson filed a lawsuit against the Long Beach Unified School District after Banks’ conviction. The lawsuit resulted in a settlement of $1.5 million for Wanetta Gibson.
Kekua Te’o was an enigma. The 22-year-old high school quarterback created the fake profile of a football star named Lenny Kekua on multiple social media outlets and never existed. It’s not clear if she was involved with the hoax or not, but a friend of hers, Diane O’Meara, was 80 percent sure she was involved, and she sent a photo of her to her cousin for cheering him up.
On Dec. 26, Te’o and his parents informed Notre Dame officials of the incident. Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said that someone using a fictitious name ingratiated herself with Te’o and conspired to make it appear as if the woman died of leukemia. While this time line seemed to be inconsistent with Te’o’s parents’ timelines, Swarbrick said he believes the story is true.
Kevin Ware was indicted for murder and tampering with evidence in the disappearance of Taylor Pomaski. He has said he played the game to vent his anger. His girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, was a fictional character who died from leukemia in the year 2021. The two died within six hours of each other. While it’s still unclear what led to their deaths, some people believe the two men were involved in a fatal accident.
Banks was ranked 11th nationally as a linebacker while attending Long Beach Poly High School. He was recruited by almost every Division I college in the nation and verbally committed to USC. The movie changed the name of the female accuser to protect her privacy. The case is a fascinating story, which is not only intriguing but also surprisingly sad. However, if you have been following the scandal closely, you’ve probably wondered how a former NFL star cheated on his girlfriend for years and even lied to the media.