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Manti Te'o Knew He Was Being Tricked Way Before He Told Anyone??

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Before you all go nuts saying Manti Te'o knew the whole time and went along for publicity, first hear his reasons.

So, according to sources very close to Te'o, he knew that Lennay Kekua never existed on December 6th — which is 20 days before he told his coaches. He didn't do it to ride the publicity, but instead did it to keep his team's focus.

He thought it would be a huge distraction while the team prepared to face Alabama in the BCS Championship. It was a phone call from "Lennay" that tipped him off — because she had been 'dead' for months!

SO NUTS.

Plus, the girl that is in the cemetery picture claiming to be taken at Lennay's grave? She has no idea who Manti is and has never met him! If we've learned anything from scams, though, it's that your facebook photos are easily stolen.

The question is, why her picture??

Everything about this is just super confusing. When is someone just going to tell the truth already??

We'll keep you updated as we find out…

[Image via AP Images.]

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