(WSCR) Before we start, let’s make one thing crystal clear: Lennay Kekua, the “girlfriend” of Manti Teo, who allegedly died of Leukemia in September, never existed.

Not even a little bit. While the rest of the details of this insane, psychotic story are unclear, that fact remains true.

But if she never existed, then why is Cardinals fullback Reagan Maui’a claiming he met her in 2011?

“This was before her and Manti,” Maui’a said Wednesday evening. “I don’t think Manti was even in the picture, but she and I became good friends. We would talk off and on, just checking up on each other kind of thing. I am close to her family. When she was going through the loss of her father, I was — I offered a comforting shoulder and just someone to bounce her emotions off. That was just from meeting her in Samoa.

“She was tall. Volleyball-type of physique. She was athletic, tall, beautiful. Long hair. Polynesian. She looked like a model … “

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