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February 27, 2013
Manti Te'o's first appearance on a football field since the BCS championship game didn't go as well as planned Monday in Indianapolis. The Notre Dame star and Heisman Trophy runner-up was clocked at 4.82 seconds in the 40-yard dash. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock had said Sunday anything faster than 4.7 would be "phenomenal. " Anything 4.8 or over would be a "concern. " The workout came more than a month after Te'o's highly publicized online romance with a girlfriend was exposed as a hoax.
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January 18, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
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. An Associated Press review of news coverage found that the Heisman Trophy runner-up talked about his doomed love in a Web interview on Dec. 8 and again in a newspaper interview published Dec. 10. He and the university said Wednesday that he learned on Dec. 6 that it was all a hoax, that not only wasn't she dead, she wasn't real.
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January 26, 2013 | By Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press
NEW YORK - The person Manti Te'o says was pretending to be his online girlfriend told the Notre Dame linebacker, "I love you," in voice mails that were played during his televised interview with Katie Couric on Thursday. Taped earlier this week, the hourlong talk show featured three voice mails that Te'o claims were left for him last year. He provided the messages to Couric and said they were from the person he believed to be Lennay Kekua, a woman he had fallen for but never met face-to-face.
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January 24, 2013 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o admitted to Katie Couric he answered questions about his "dead," online girlfriend even after he received a call Dec. 6 from a woman posing as the fake person. Te'o also maintained he played no part in the hoax. Pressed by Couric to admit that he was in on the deception, the all-American said he was convinced the woman he knew as Lennay Kekua died in September. Te'o claims he never met Kekua in person but developed a serious relationship with her through phone calls and electronic messages.
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February 24, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - Manti Te'o laughed and smiled and seemed to have accepted the new reality in his life: that a football star who almost won the Heisman Trophy now has his name indelibly linked to a hoax involving a girlfriend who never existed. "When you're walking through grocery stores and you're kind of like giving people double-takes to see if they're staring at you, it's definitely embarrassing," Te'o said Saturday at the NFL scouting combine. But Te'o also said he wouldn't have stood up in front of hundreds of reporters in his first news conference since the report surfaced last month if he had not moved past the embarrassment.
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January 31, 2013 | Associated Press
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - TV psychologist Phil McGraw said Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, who masterminded the dead girlfriend hoax involving Manti Te'o, told him that the Notre Dame linebacker was not involved in the scheme and that he ended up falling "deeply, romantically" in love with the football player. McGraw spoke Wednesday on the Today show, previewing his interview with Tuiasosopo, a 22-year-old California man who created the fictional woman Te'o knew as Lennay Kekua. Tuiasosopo's interview with McGraw will air in two parts on the Dr. Phil show starting Thursday.
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January 19, 2013 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Three days after news broke about his fake dead girlfriend, Manti Te'o   reportedly finally spoke. ESPN said the Notre Dame linebacker was sitting down with one of its reporters late Friday night in an off-camera interview with his attorney. The network said it would provide details of the interview during Friday's late SportsCenter, but had not done so in time for this edition. Earlier Friday, athletic director Jack Swarbrick said the school had encouraged the Heisman Trophy finalist to talk publicly about a hoax that turned the feel-good story of the college football season into one of the most bizarre in memory.
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January 6, 2013
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Manti Te'o is not Tim Tebow minus a few letters in his last name and a few million sonnets written about his amazing exploits. That's too shallow a description for the inspirational leader of Notre Dame's No. 1 football team. It puts Te'o in competition with another man's legend, which isn't fair, and suggests that there is some kind of blueprint that the purest and most humble of college football heroes must follow. There isn't. Fact is, there has never been anyone like Te'o, who forged a path from Oahu to Notre Dame; a Mormon among Catholics; a Samoan among Hoosiers; and, here at the golden end of his Irish career, a linebacker among Heisman Trophy finalists.
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January 8, 2013
Ed Barkowitz: Alabama is an understandable favorite, but 9-plus points seems excessive and more of a nod to the SEC's dominance in this game. Remember, Vegas isn't trying to measure how much better Alabama is than Notre Dame; it's trying to generate an equal amount of action on both teams. The general public might roll with the Tide, but Notre Dame has an effective running game and a stingy defense and should at least keep it close. An outright Irish win is not out of the question.
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October 25, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORT
SYRACUSE quarterback Ryan Nassib, a Malvern Prep graduate, is one of 15 finalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy, given to the top scholar-athlete in college football. The finalists are chosen by the National Football Foundation from all levels of college football and each receives an $18,000 in post-graduate scholarship. The winner will receive an additional $7,000 scholarship. The Campbell Trophy will be awarded Dec. 4 at the NFF's Hall of Fame banquet in New York. Last year's winner was Army linebacker Andrew Rodriguez.
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April 27, 2013 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - Manti Te'o is headed to San Diego.   The Notre Dame All-America linebacker was chosen sixth in the second round by the Chargers, drawing a loud roar from the fans at Radio City Music Hall. Te'o, who led the Fighting Irish to the national championship game, was projected as a first-rounder last year. But his poor performance in a rout at the hands of Alabama, some slow workouts, and a hoax involving a fake girlfriend that became a national soap opera dropped his stock.
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February 27, 2013
Manti Te'o's first appearance on a football field since the BCS championship game didn't go as well as planned Monday in Indianapolis. The Notre Dame star and Heisman Trophy runner-up was clocked at 4.82 seconds in the 40-yard dash. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock had said Sunday anything faster than 4.7 would be "phenomenal. " Anything 4.8 or over would be a "concern. " The workout came more than a month after Te'o's highly publicized online romance with a girlfriend was exposed as a hoax.
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February 26, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
INDIANAPOLIS - If the Eagles had hired Gus Bradley, which almost happened, Nick Foles might be in the Gus Bus driver's seat. After Bradley became head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the day after the Eagles decided to hire Chip Kelly, Bradley hired Frank Scelfo as his quarterbacks coach. Scelfo was Foles' QB coach at Arizona, and the guy he spoke with at least a few times a week last season, when Foles was trying to navigate being thrust into the lineup as a third-round rookie.
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February 24, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - Manti Te'o laughed and smiled and seemed to have accepted the new reality in his life: that a football star who almost won the Heisman Trophy now has his name indelibly linked to a hoax involving a girlfriend who never existed. "When you're walking through grocery stores and you're kind of like giving people double-takes to see if they're staring at you, it's definitely embarrassing," Te'o said Saturday at the NFL scouting combine. But Te'o also said he wouldn't have stood up in front of hundreds of reporters in his first news conference since the report surfaced last month if he had not moved past the embarrassment.
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February 6, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
DON'T BE SURPRISED if Michael Vick sends thank you cards to Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o. Last year, Vick was tied for No. 1 with Tiger Woods on Forbes' 10 most disliked athletes in America list. This year, Armstrong and Te'o are deadlocked in the top spot. Armstrong has been vilified since admitting he used performance-enhancing substances after years of denying it. Te'o expected sympathy, but got none, after claiming he was the victim of a hoax involving an alleged online girlfriend and her alleged death.
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February 3, 2013 | Associated Press
The man who says he tricked Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o into falling for a fake woman he created online claims the hoax had "everything to do" with escaping from real life because he had been molested as a child. Ronaiah Tuiasosopo spoke publicly for the first time in an interview with Phil McGraw for the Dr. Phil Show , the second part of which aired Friday. The 22-year-old Tuiasosopo told McGraw he was repeatedly molested, beginning at age 12, by someone who was close to his father, a church pastor and youth minister.
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February 1, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
DR. PHIL McGRAW said Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, who masterminded the dead girlfriend hoax involving Manti Te'o, told him Te'o was not involved in the scheme and that he ended up falling "deeply, romantically" in love with the Notre Dame linebacker. McGraw spoke on the "Today" show Wednesday, previewing an interview he did with Tuiasosopo, a 22-year-old California man who created the fictional woman Te'o knew as Lennay Kekua. Tuiasosopo's interview with McGraw will air in two parts on the "Dr. Phil Show" starting Thursday.
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January 31, 2013 | Associated Press
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - TV psychologist Phil McGraw said Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, who masterminded the dead girlfriend hoax involving Manti Te'o, told him that the Notre Dame linebacker was not involved in the scheme and that he ended up falling "deeply, romantically" in love with the football player. McGraw spoke Wednesday on the Today show, previewing his interview with Tuiasosopo, a 22-year-old California man who created the fictional woman Te'o knew as Lennay Kekua. Tuiasosopo's interview with McGraw will air in two parts on the Dr. Phil show starting Thursday.
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January 26, 2013 | By Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press
NEW YORK - The person Manti Te'o says was pretending to be his online girlfriend told the Notre Dame linebacker, "I love you," in voice mails that were played during his televised interview with Katie Couric on Thursday. Taped earlier this week, the hourlong talk show featured three voice mails that Te'o claims were left for him last year. He provided the messages to Couric and said they were from the person he believed to be Lennay Kekua, a woman he had fallen for but never met face-to-face.
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