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Manti Te'o

Releases Voicemails

from 'Lennay Kekua'

1/24/2013 9:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Manti Te'o has released 3 voicemails he claims he received from "Lennay Kekua" during the hoax -- in which Lennay comes off as a very jealous ... and very emotional person. 

The first VM was supposedly left on Manti's phone right before she began her first round of chemotherapy for the fake cancer. During the call, Lennay says, "Just wanted to call you and keep you posted ... I miss you, I love you ... bye."

FYI -- TMZ has confirmed the person doing the voice of Lennay on the voicemails is Ronaiah Tuiasosopo.

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Call #2 is a sobbing mess ... in which Lennay accuses Manti of having another girl in his room. Lennay tells Manti, "I don't know why you don't answer your phone ... and I don't care."

She continues, "This is my last time trying ... you made it clear what you want."

Manti claims Call #3 was placed on September 11, 2012 -- the day before she supposedly died.

During the call, Lennay tells Manti, "Hey babe, I’m just calling to say goodnight.  I love you."

She adds, "I know that you’re probably doing homework or you’re with the boys, or grubbing, what a fatty.  I just want to say I love you and goodnight and I’ll be okay tonight, I’ll do my best.  So, yeah, get your rest and I’ll talk to you tomorrow.  I love you so much hun, sweet dreams."

Manti released the voicemails to Katie Couric -- and will discuss them during his sit-down interview on her talk show.

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61.

Jen    

People say, "what difference does it make? " It should make a huge difference to a team deciding if they want to draft him. He is either a liar and a cheat that was in on it the entire time for sympathy. He is just plain stupid and gullible. Imagine a player on the opposing team saying to him "my wife is dying. Will you let me please catch a touchdown pass?Pretty please? " Or the most likely..he is gay. There is a huge amount of money at stake for sports teams. Would they really want to alienate a majority of fans by having a homosexual being the main focus of their team?

534 days ago
62.

LAgossipwhore    

This story is just all kinds of weird. Watching the show Catfish though, I do believe that he could have been a naive victim. I also think the gay rumors could be plausible. My question is, and maybe someone could enlighten me, but how/why would the dead girlfriend story come in to play?

534 days ago
63.

Laydy    

That is definately a gril! Moreover, I just watched Anderson Cooper January 24, 2012 air date with co-host Rosie Perez. This girl who had no idea it was her picture and profile being used was speaking up on Anderson's daytime talk show. These messages sound EXACTLY like her!!!

534 days ago
64.

DPonce    

It's not his voice!!! He had his cousin, Tino call Manti Teo! Check this out!!!!

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8880021/ronaiah-tuiasosopo-cousin-was-voice-talking-manti-teo-report

534 days ago
65.

Miz Val    

Why all the hype ? Please kill this story and let's get on with more important stories .Five years from now this kid will be out of the closet and writing a book about it .

533 days ago
66.

Listen    

Lol. She clearly says "or rubbing your little fatty" in the 3rd voicemail

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