Reagan Maui\’a Takes To Twitter To Clear The Name Of Steelers Safety Troy Polamalu

Wednesday night I alerted you that the name of Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu had surfaced in a report about the Manti Te\’o fake internet girlfriend hoax that is still trying to be solved. On Thursday, the player responsible for dragging his name into the story has taken to Twitter to make sure that everyone knows that Polamalu did not meet or know Lennay Kekua, the alleged fake girlfriend, and that he\’s being unfairly dragged into this.

Fullback Reagan Maui\’a, who most recently played with the Arizona Cardinals, was quoted in the Wednesday night story on ESPN as saying that he believes Kekua existed because he met her in person when he, Polamalu and other Polynesian teammates went to do charity work in American Samoa in June 2011.

“This was before her and Manti,” Mauia said in the report. “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.”

Mauia also would go on to describe Kekua as well.

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

As I stated in my Wednesday night post, Mauia never suggested that Polamalu had met or even seen the female in question. More than anything I wanted to show how bizarre the story had gotten with the name of Polamalu even surfacing in a report by the time the late evening rolled around.

As far as Mauia goes, he apparently has nothing more to say about the matter to the media. I wonder why.

Man, this story gets crazier by the hour and it is showing no signs of slowing down. It should be very entertaining by the time all of the crap finishes hitting the fan.

My question? Why hasn\’t the media been able to track down Ronaiah Tuiasosopo as of yet? Will we have to wait for Deadspin to do that too? The media is losing this race to the bloggers and I love watching it.

  • steeltown

    I still dont understand why this is all blowing up the way it has.. its not like Te’o killed someone or raped a girl and covered it up or ANYTHING that would justify all of this coverage and media hype.. I mean its everywhere!

    Another example of how technology and internet and what not have really changed the way the world works and views different aspects of peoples lives. From the mind dumbing Kardashians to who Derek Jeter is dating to Octomom, I dont understand the need to know the ins and outs of everyones lives.

    I understand SteelersDepot talking about it some because Polamalu’s name has been mentioned in this mess.

    Is this all just the media being mad that Te’o possibly duped them? Maybe I missed something along the way…

    Much ado about nothing if you ask me

  • Kevin Gobleck


  • Kevin Gobleck

    NFL season is ending so there all just looking for something to entertain themselves with just like Bounty gate last year, this just happened to be perfect timing i guess. bunch of crazies

  • steeltown

    I guess.. gheez.. I mean who really cares if he made up a girlfriend or not?

  • Kevin Gobleck

    Yeah we all had imaginary friends when we were kids some of us just hold on a little longer;) Nah people should let this go i feel bad for Te’o

  • Guest

    Sad thing is, theyre blowing all this up.. and one possibility is that it will come out that he’s a homosexual and didnt want that to hinder his career, so he lied, atleast thats one theory.. now that is a big story to some, but it is really a none issue (atleast it shouldnt be an issue)

    …but in the Land of Football for some reason its still unacceptable

  • what? lol!

  • steeltown

    actually makes some sense

  • This whole story is crazy!!! Te’o needs to come out and speak to the media. I mean, it’s already way out of control, but he has a chance to calm it down a bit and come clean on exactly what he knew and when he knew it. There’s just too many inconsistencies in everybody’s stories. No wonder he was trampled in the Alabama game with a story like this over his head waiting to break out.

  • zyzak

    Lance Armstrong loves Many Te’o

  • Maurice_hill_district

    Teo stole the spotlight from Lance Armstrong. So hmm maybe Lance had somethin to do with this:)

    Bet ya Oprah already begging $$ Teo to confess on an Oprah special (!) for millions$ becaus ladies love this type of stuff.

  • Clint Martin

    I am contacting Conspiracy Theories Jesse Ventura to do a full investigation on this matter. LMAO
    If he is homosexual I don’t feel that should affect his job if you are the best at what you do just do it and let him do it. Your sexuality doesn’t change that. There are way more homosexuals in sports than people know about.
    THE END!