Manti Te’o wants everyone to know he’s over the embarrassment of an online hoax, and he’s ready to focus on football.
A California man said he created the hoax in which former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o fell for a fake, online girlfriend because he was in love with the football player.
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o has told Katie Couric that he briefly lied about his online girlfriend after discovering she didn’t exist.
The woman whose photo was used as the “face” of the Twitter account of Manti Te’o’s supposed girlfriend says the man allegedly behind the hoax confessed and apologized to her.
Not once but twice after discovering his supposed girlfriend of three years never even existed, Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te’o perpetuated the heartbreaking story about her death.
A teammate of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o says the Heisman finalist lied about his “dead girlfriend.”
Not long before Notre Dame played Michigan State last fall, word spread that Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te’o had lost his grandmother and girlfriend within hours of each other.
A story about Manti Te’o’s girlfriend dying of leukemia, which the Notre Dame All-American credited with inspiring him as he led the Fighting Irish to the BCS title game, turned out to be a hoax apparently perpetrated against the linebacker, the school said Wednesday.