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Te'o Not First To Fall For Lennay Kekua?

Posted 01.18.2013 | Sports

Lennay Kekua may not actually exist, but that doesn't mean that Manti Te'o was the first person to be in a relationship with her. Not only did NFL...

REPORT: Te'o Hoax Perpetrator Confessed

Posted 01.18.2013 | Sports

While doubts continue to swirl around Manti Te'o and his account of the hoax involving the tragic story of a deceased girlfriend, a report by ESPN's O...

Baseball Team Using Te'o Hoax For Promotion

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | Sports

FLORENCE, Ky. — The Kentucky-based Florence Freedom minor league baseball team is jumping on the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax story, offering a bo...

Notre Dame Encouraging Te'o To Speak

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 03.20.2013 | Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick says the school has encouraged linebacker Manti Te'o to speak publicly - and soon - ab...

Questions Still Unanswered

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 03.20.2013 | Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Manti Te'o has already tried to explain how his heartwarming story of playing through adversity was a lie he wasn't responsible fo...

Manti Te'o's Uncle Rips Ronaiah Tuiasosopo

Posted 01.18.2013 | Sports

Besides releasing a statement shortly after Deadspin published a report detailing how Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend never actually existed, the Not...

Media Reacts To Stunning Te'o Hoax

Posted 01.18.2013 | Sports

Perhaps no contingent was more shocked that the dramatic tale of Manti Te'o's girlfriend dying during Notre Dame's undefeated regular season was a fak...

Why Do We Wonder if Manti Te'o Is Gay? Because of Homophobia in Religion and Sports

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Cyd Zeigler

I don't know if Manti Te'o is gay. I won't even speculate or guess. But whether he is or is not, to me, isn't the question here at the moment as we await more answers from Te'o.

If Manti Te'o Is Gay

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

If the Notre Dame linebacker at the center of the "girlfriend hoax" story indeed constructed an elaborate cover story for his gay closet, as so many gay men do in worlds that demand they be heterosexual, the emotional jolt of humiliation and embarrassment at being exposed will be overwhelming.

Tyler Kingkade

Notre Dame's Real Tragedy

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.18.2013 | College

University of Notre Dame administrators showed greater concern to the news that Manti Te’o’s girlfriend and her death were a hoax than when they l...

Deadspin's Terse Reply To Donald Trump

Posted 01.17.2013 | Sports

Deadspin had a terse reply for Donald Trump on Thursday after he tweeted his congratulations to the site for breaking the story that the girlfriend of...

'Catfish' Directors: Football Player With Fake Girlfriend Was Probably Duped

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.17.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

In response to a damning Deadspin report Wednesday debunking the existence of his girlfriend who died during the season, Notre Dame senior linebacker ...

Will Hoax Affect Te'o NFL Draft Stock?

AP | BARRY WILNER and RACHEL COHEN | Posted 03.19.2013 | Sports

Here's the real story: Manti Te'o's stock in the NFL draft already was sinking. Blame his performance in the BCS title game, not any hoax or conspira...

Former Stanford Player Defends Te'o

Posted 01.17.2013 | Sports

Former Stanford defensive end Matthew Masifilo, now a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, believes that Manti Te'o was a victim in the hoax surroundin...

Did These People Know About Hoax All Along?

Posted 01.17.2013 | Sports

Shock was the overwhelming, initial reaction of most to news that the entire narrative surrounding Manti Te'o and his late girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, w...

Hawaii Hometown Backs Te'o Amid Girlfriend Hoax

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 03.19.2013 | Sports

LAIE, Hawaii — People in the small Hawaii hometown of Manti Te'o stood firmly behind the Notre Dame linebacker after the story of his girlfriend...

Heartbreaking Story Involving Notre Dame Star's Girfriend Never Happened

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 03.19.2013 | Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Not long before Notre Dame played Michigan State last fall, word spread that Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te'o had lost his gra...

Te'o Teammates React To Girlfriend Hoax

Posted 01.17.2013 | Sports

Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick was unwavering in his stance that Manti Te'o was a victim of the hoax involving his apparently fabricated ...

NFL Player Says He Met Lennay Kekua

Posted 01.17.2013 | Sports

Just when it seemed like the only thing that everyone could agree on regarding the bizarre hoax involving Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o was that Le...

Te'o Released Statement

Posted 01.16.2013 | Sports

Manti Te'o issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon regarding the stunning Deadspin report that his late girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, never existed. The...

Heartbreaking Te'o Story A Hoax

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 03.18.2013 | Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The wrenching story of Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o's girlfriend dying of leukemia – a loss he said inspired him...

Notre Dame Issues Statement On Te'o, Hoax

Posted 01.16.2013 | Sports

Notre Dame issued a statement regarding linebacker Manti Te'o shortly after Deadspin shockingly reported that the Heisman finalist's deceased girlfrie...

Was The Most Inspirational, Heartbreaking Story In College Football A Hoax?

Deadspin | Posted 01.16.2013 | Sports

Did you enjoy the uplifiting story, the tale of a man who responded to adversity by becoming one of the top players of the game? If so, stop reading. ...

Is Brian Kelly The Latest Notre Dame Rent-A-Coach?

AP | JIM LITKE | Posted 01.10.2013 | Sports

-- Coaches bailing out on their teams is nothing new. Neither is saying one thing and doing the opposite. It's practically an occupational hazard. I...

Will Brian Kelly's Interview With Eagles Hurt Notre Dame?

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 03.12.2013 | Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame nose tackle Louis Nix III capture the emotion of just about everyone who follows the Fighting Irish with a simple ...