82°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Mon
75°
66°
80%
Tue
73°
52°
60%
Wed
73°
51°
10%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Notre Dame AD encouraging Te'o to speak publicly

2 years ago Friday, January 18, 2013 10:51:02 AM CST January 18, 2013 Friday, January 18 2013 Jan 18, 2013 in Sports
Source: Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick says he is encouraging linebacker Manti Te'o to speak publicly about being the victim of a hoax involving a dead girlfriend who never existed.

Swarbrick says he believes Te'o has to explain exactly how he was duped into an online relationship with a woman whose "death" was then faked by the perpetrators of the hoax. Swarbrick says school officials would rather see Te'o talk about it "sooner rather than later."

Swarbrick says university officials understand there is more to be learned, but based on knowing Te'o he believes the linebacker is a victim. He says he will continue to believe that until given "compelling evidence to the contrary."

Swarbrick also says he understands why some people are skeptical about Te'o's story.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Cloudy
86°
68°
Mon
Heavy T-Storms
75°
66°
Tue
AM T-Storms
73°
52°
Wed
Partly Cloudy
73°
51°
Thu
Mostly Sunny
77°
54°