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Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax: Reporters explain missing the story

Published January 17, 2013 1:18 pm

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Manti Te'o fooled a lot of journalists, who admitted they missed the signs.

Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax: Reporters explain missing the story

The full scope of the Manti Te'o story is not yet known. But what we do know is that Deadspin released a bombshell Wednesday afternoon, alleging that the Notre Dame star linebacker's claims that his girlfriend had died from lukemia were false because she never existed. This would not be that big of a deal, except for the fact that Te'o's story of loss was the big story that was heavily promoted by Notre Dame, the media, and Te'o himself. ...

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