The news is everywhere. Notre Dame’s star linebacker Manti Te’o had a virtual girlfriend who turned out to be more virtual than actual girlfriend. She was a part of his “narrative” last year, as her tragic “death” was credited with being an inspiration for Manti’s successful season.
It was revealed today, however, that the girlfriend never existed. Watch ESPN’s coverage above for the story. You can listen to the University of Notre Dame’s explanation below. In short, they say that Manti was the victim of a hoax. Manti has released a statement saying that the hoax has been “painful and humiliating.”
Some are already questioning Manti’s side of the story (e.g., Skip Bayless). We’ll see.