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  • Te'o tells paper hoax won't affect draft position

    February 19, 2013 10:29 AM

    BRADENTON, Fla. - Manti Te'o tells USA Today he doesn't believe the online hoax that fooled him will affect his stock in the upcoming NFL draft. The former Notre Dame linebacker also says he has shut down his Twitter account and isn't sure if he will ever use social media... more »
  • Man at center of Te'o hoax says he was in love

    January 31, 2013 9:02 AM

    A California man says he created the hoax involving former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and a fake girlfriend because he was in love with the football player. Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, spoke publicly for the first time in an interview with Dr. Phil McGraw for the "Dr. Phil Show," the first... more »
  • Dr. Phil: Te'o was victim of girlfriend hoax

    January 30, 2013 11:18 AM

    NEW YORK- Dr. Phil McGraw says Manti Te'o was not involved in setting up the dead girlfriend hoax that became a sensation when it was exposed this month, and that the man who masterminded the scheme did so because he was "deeply, romantically" in love with the Notre Dame linebacker.... more »
  • ND pres defends handling of Te'o

    January 25, 2013 4:41 PM

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame's president has sent the school's board of trustees a letter outlining and defending the actions of university leaders after they were informed about the Manti Te'o dead girlfriend hoax. The letter from the Rev. John Jenkins was dated Friday and obtained by The Associated... more »
  • Te'o tells Couric 'pain' and 'sorrow' was real

    January 24, 2013 3:13 PM

    NEW YORK - Manti Te'o told Katie Couric the feelings he had for what turned out to be a fake, online girlfriend were real and reiterated he had nothing to do with the hoax. The All-American linebacker said he was truly sorrowful and pained after finding out the woman he... more »
  • Te'o tells Couric he briefly lied about girlfriend

    January 23, 2013 10:24 AM

    NEW YORK - Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o has told Katie Couric that he briefly lied about his online girlfriend after discovering she didn't exist. Te'o said in an interview to air Thursday on Couric's show that he didn't lie about the hoax until December, believing Lennay Kekua had died... more »
  • Notre Dame AD encouraging Te'o to speak publicly

    January 18, 2013 12:51 PM

    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... more »
  • Heisman finalists: Manziel, Te'o and Klein

    December 3, 2012 5:24 PM

    NEW YORK - Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and Kansas quarterback Collin Klein are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy. Manziel is the favorite to win college football's most famous player of the award when it is presented Saturday night in New York. He would... more »

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