• Story of Te'o girlfriend's death apparently a hoax

    Summary of 18 articles · Updated Jan 17, 2013
    Now, with Deadspin's news that the death of Te'o's girlfriend was allegedly a hoax, NFL personnel people will have to approach the 21-year-old linebacker with a measuring stick they've never had to use before. According to WSBT-TV, Te’o made reference to his dead girlfriend two days after the day he supposedly learned of the hoax. “I don’t like cancer at all. The manner in which the story has been handled to date has caused many to believe that he had a role in the hoax, even if he simply went along with ...
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    • Te'o perpetuated hoax

      SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Not once but twice after he supposedly discovered his online girlfriend of three years never even existed, Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te'o perpetuated the heartbreaking story about her death.
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    • How will hoax involving Notre Dame's Manti Te'o affect NFL draft status?

      By Rick Stroud, Times Staff Writer Thursday, January 17, 2013 ST. PETERSBURG - The story of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o being the victim or perpetrator of a hoax involving a fictitious girlfriend has spawned more questions than answers. Some might
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    • Two days after learning of hoax, Te’o said girlfriend died of cancer

      And now perhaps we know why linebacker Manti Te’o has chosen to remain silent for now. Before he speaks, his handlers need to delve into every nook and cranny of every thing that he or someone in his family said about the situation, so that he’ll be r
    • Report: Te’o “loved the attention,” and teammates were suspicious

      With each passing hour that Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o remains silent regarding the hoax he claims via a written statement was perpetrated on him, the initial impressions formed by members of the public harden. And even more information is surfaci
    • Should Bills say no to Manti Te'o?

      Any Buffalo Bills fan with a pulse knows the team desperately needs linebacker help. For starters, Buffalo lacked toughness and was 31st against the run in 2012. Second, new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine will mix in more 3-4 alignments next season.…
    • Report: Te’o had planned to go public on Monday, Jan. 21

      In the end, Deadspin beat Manti Te’o to the punch by only five days. According to Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports, Te’o had planned to disclose the hoax that he claims was perpetrated on him next Monday, January 21. If so, it would have been a bad time to
    • Te’o interview reports conflict

      Notre Dame A.D. Jack Swarbrick removed the “say nothing” option for linebacker Manti Te’o by telling reporters on Wednesday night that Te’o will soon address (with something more than the prepared statement he already has issued) the elaborate hoa
    • Reagan Maui’a: Troy Polamalu was not involved in Manti Te’o hoax

      Reagan Maui’a has some type of involvement in the bizarre hoax surrounding the fake girlfriend of former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. Maui’a made that clear when he claimed to have met Lennay Kekua, a person who does not exist. But Maui’a wan
    • Would you want Te’o with the Texans?

      One of the Texans’ greatest needs in the upcoming draft and during the offseason is at inside linebacker. Star Brian Cushing will be back from his ACL injury, but the Texans need another starter - and depth at that position. In fact, some experts have
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    • For Te’o, draft stock could hinge on how he handles story

      Apart from the fact that the Manti Te’o fake dead girlfriend (or is it dead fake girlfriend?) story provides layers of confusion and intrigue regarding the role of Te’o (if any) in the ruse, his stunning, chronic inability to become suspicious if he w
    • Notre Dame A.D. says Te’o will tell his story as soon as Thursday

      The claim from former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o that he was the victim of a hoax involving a fake girlfriend will be scrutinized aggressively by the media and, presumably, his prospective NFL employers.  Based on comments from Notre Dame Athleti
    • Te’o statement claims he was “victim” of hoax

      The statement issued by Notre Dame regarding the fictitious dead girlfriend of linebacker Manti Te’o paints the Heisman Trophy runner-up as the victim of a hoax. Not surprisingly, the statement from Te’o makes that same claim. “This is incredibly em
    • Te’o girlfriend hoax creates confusion, could impact draft stock

      The inspiring story of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o became a lot more uplifting during the 2012 season, when it was revealed that he was playing in the wake of a pair of personal losses - his grandmother and his girlfriend had died. But his girlfr
    • Alleged hoax leaves Manti Te’o's draft stock with even more serious questions

      After Notre Dame was beaten, 42-14 by the Alabama Crimson Tide in the BCS Championship game, the draft stock of linebacker Manti Te'o took some pretty serious hits in the scouting community. Thought to be the kind-of every-down thumper with coverage ski…
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  • Mayock “a little bit confused” by Te’o situation

    Of all people in the media, Mike Mayock occupies the most unique position when it comes to the question of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o's draft stock in the wake of the hoax that he was or wasn’t involved in. Mayock is NFL Network’s in-house dra

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