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It’s now been over 24 hours since the world learned that Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o’s girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, never existed. In this day and age, that is a virtual eternity. One of the most inspirational stories of the college football season was just proven to be a hoax, but we haven’t heard anything from the man that the hoax was supposedly perpetrated upon. It was believed that Manti Te’o would address the media on Thursday, but instead, the silence was deafening.
Te’o has a lot riding on this situation. Millions actually. The Heisman Trophy runner-up has been projected by many as a top-10 pick in the upcoming draft. NFL teams that are preparing to hand over millions of dollars in guaranteed money to young men just barely legal to drink alcohol, poke, prod and analyze every aspect of these young men’s lives. Aptitude tests such as the Wonderlic are administer, psychiatric evaluations are conducted. Te’o's response to this crisis is being evaluated, long before the start of th...
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As more and more information comes out you can either believe one of two things.
Either Te’o came up with this on his own to cover up a bigger story or he found out he was being duped and continue to lie to the media.
A student on the Notre Dame campus wrote an op-ed piece on the situation and believes it is the latter.
We all saw this coming. Well, not ALL of this — but enough...
This is a must read from SI.com of an unedited interview with Te’o that just raises a ton of more questions, but the most telling is Te’o confirming he met his fake girlfriend in person.
Notre Dame says their relationship was just online.
SI: How did you meet her?
TE’O: We met just, ummmm, just she knew my cousin. And kind of saw me there so. Just kind of regular.
SI: How long...
Potentially forever destroying the legacy of the most decorated defensive player in college football history, Deadspin.com reported earlier today that the girlfriend of University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te’o never existed. Days before the 6-foot-2, 255 pound … Continue reading →
As Manti Te’o, Notre Dame, and Catfish gain momentum in the national media, we are all left with more questions than answers.
If you have been hibernating for the past 24 hours, had your iPhone on that new “Do Not Disturb” setting, or simply don’t care enough about sports to view ESPN 24/7, then you can find out about the incident here, here, and here.
As more facts continue...
We've seen our share of silly minor league promotions, but this one might take the cake. The independent Florence Freedom will be having a "Manti Te'o Girlfriend Bobblehead Day" during a game in late-May, making light of the ridiculous scandal in recent days involving Notre Dame's star linebacker.
With the promotion, the first 1,000 fans entering the stadium...
The latest edition of the "Notre Dame Recruiting Blog" has updates on a number of 2013 recruits planning visits to campus, and fallout from Oregon's coaching situation.
Notre Dame says a story about Manti Te'o's girlfriend dying, which he said inspired him to play better as he helped the Fighting Irish get to the BCS title game, turned out to be a hoax apparently perpetrated against the linebacker.
The university issued a news release Wednesday after Deadspin.com reported it could find no record of Lennay Kekua existing.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Not once but twice after he supposedly discovered his online girlfriend of three years never even existed, Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te’o perpetuated the heartbreaking story about her death.
An Associated Press review of news coverage found that the Heisman Trophy runner-up talked about his doomed love in a Web interview on Dec. 8 and again in...
Manti Te'o is doing an interview with ESPN in which the network says he will answer questions about the fake dead girlfriend hoax.
ESPN announced Friday night it was interviewing the star Notre Dame linebacker off camera and that audio clips of the session would be available on the network later.
Earlier, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said during the taping of...
Just amazing work by Deadspin to break this story with the shocking details about Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’0‘s girlfriend, the one who supposedly died from leukemia, actually never existed.
When the story started to break yesterday, Te’o released this statement:
This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed an emotional...
A University of Notre Dame graduate who launched a campaign to
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Manti Te'o's girlfriend says he is ''shell-shocked'' to learn the
woman didn't exist.
Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick says the school has encouraged Manti Te'o to speak publicly soon about being the victim of a hoax involving a dead girlfriend who never existed.