Manti Te'o's Girlfriend Hoax
Star linebacker Manti Te'o, whose relationship with a deceased
girlfriend was central to the narrative of his Heisman Trophy campaign
and Notre Dame's unbeaten regular season, was the victim of an elaborate
hoax, the school said Wednesday after a Deadspin story alleged the
woman never existed.
In a statement provided by Creative Artists
Agency, which signed him as a client last week, Te'o said he had
developed an emotional relationship a woman he had met online and was
"the victim of what was apparently someone's sick joke."
According to a Notre Dame statement, Te'o and his parents informed the
school's coaching staff on Dec. 26 – nearly two weeks before the
Fighting Irish lost to Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game –
that he had been the victim of a "sad and very cruel deception."
Story from usatoday.com
Maybe the only good thing that came out of this whole thing is Te'oing... the latest craze to hit the internet, it includes people (mostly men) posing with an imaginary girlfriend.