So...the "Big" news story of the week isn't the economy, isn't Lance Armstrong, isn't the President's gun control measures, rather, it's an apparently mentally ill or incredibly naive now former Notre Dame linebacker.
Yes, it appears that former ND linebacker Manti Te'o made up what can only be called an "Elaborate" hoax, where he told multiple reporters, teammates and friends and family about an alleged "Girlfriend" he was deeply in love with and allegedly died the same day as his grandmother. The only problem, the girlfriend apparently never actually existed.
By now you've heard the story, so we'll spare you the details. Though we will add, they were awfully elaborate...
You can read the original Deadspin story RIGHT HERE
Clay Travis of Outkick the Coverage breaks down the fallout exceptionally well RIGHT HERE
There are several parts to this story which are--to say the least "Disturbing".