Irish star let hoax continue

Spoke of ‘girlfriend’ twice after discovery

Posted: January 18, 2013 at 2:24 a.m.

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o reportedly perpetuated the story of his nonexistant online girlfriend by mentioning her at least twice after he had learned of the hoax.

Not once but twice after he supposedly discovered his online girlfriend of three years never even existed, Notre Dame All-America linebacker Manti Te’o perpetuated the heartbreaking story about her death.

Deadspin Explains Unraveling T'eo Story

Tim Burke of Deadspin.com explains how he and colleagues discovered that the elaborate story of Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o's girlfriend was a hoax. (By The Associated Press)
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2012, file photo, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o chases the action during the second half of an NCAA college football game against BYU in South Bend, Ind. The wrenching story of Te'o's girlfriend dying of leukemia _ a loss he said inspired him to play his best all the way to the BCS championship _ was dismissed by the school Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, as a hoax perpetrated against the linebacker. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

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