Notre Dame AD: Te’o Family Planned To Go Public With ‘Girlfriend’ Hoax News Monday

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick says star linebacker Manti Te’o and his family were planning to go public about him being the victim of a hoax before an online report scooped them.

Swarbrick says on his weekly radio show the Te’os had planned to go public Monday with the hoax involving a dead girlfriend who never existed. But Deadspin.com broke the news with a lengthy report Wednesday.

Swarbrick says, “Sometimes the best laid plans don’t quite work.” He says the family from Laie, Hawaii, lost the opportunity “to control the story.”

Swarbrick says he hopes the family makes itself available “to explain and to take questions, because we think that’s in everybody’s interest.”

Swarbrick’s radio show airs regionally on Saturday but was posted online as a podcast on Friday.

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