Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o insisted he had no role in the bizarre hoax involving his “dead” girlfriend and told ESPN on Friday night that he was duped by a person who has since apologized to him.
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.
According to a report from ESPN’s Shelley Smith, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo admitted to a friend in December that he was, in fact, the man posing online as Manti Te’o’s girlfriend.
The Florense Freedom, an independent minor league baseball team in Kentucky, are using Manti Te’o’s fake dead girlfriend to garner some national publicity.
CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says he won’t be shedding any tears for the Notre Dame star.
An Associated Press review of news coverage found that the Heisman Trophy runner-up talked about his doomed love in a Web interview on Dec. 8 and again in a newspaper interview published Dec. 11.
Manti Te’o better prepare for a lot more of this…
Before we start, let’s make one thing crystal clear: Lennay Kekua, the “girlfriend” of Manti Teo, who allegedly died of Leukemia in September, never existed.
My guess is at the bottom of this is a college student who was embarrassed after he found out his online relationship wasn’t real.
In the wake of Deadspin’s groundbreaking story, which revealed the dead girlfriend of Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o never actually existed, the linebacker released the following statement.
In response to Deadspin’s stunning story that Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s dead girlfriend never existed, the university released a statement indicating that Te’o was a victim of a hoax.
A story that Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s girlfriend had died of leukemia — a loss he said inspired him to help lead the Fighting Irish to the BCS championship game — was dismissed by the university Wednesday as a hoax perpetrated against the linebacker.
Notre Dame players Manti Te’o, Everett Golson and Tyler Eifert address reporters after the Irish lost 42-14 in the BCS National Championship Game Monday night at Sun Life Stadium.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, linebacker Manti Te’o and safety Zeke Motta address the media at BCS Media Day in Miami Gardens, Fla.
It wasn’t an easy road to Oklahoma Oct. 27 and it wasn’t even easy after. Golson has been a work in progress for Notre Dame all season — the ultimate risk/reward type guy.
This is the second in a six-part series breaking down Monday night’s BCS National Championship Game between Notre Dame and Alabama at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.
The 51-year-old head coach used an unlikely path to get to Notre Dame and it’s understandable that it took him a couple of years to get comfortable on the job.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first freshman to win college football’s most prized individual award.
Manti Te’o is one of the most important leaders for undefeated Notre Dame, having played in a ton of big games for the Fighting Irish.
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o has won the Maxwell Award, given to the nation’s most outstanding player, as Wisconsin’s Montee Ball got a national nod as the outstanding running back.