Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o claims he is the victim of a cruel hoax after Deadspin ran a story proving the cancer victim Te’o spoke openly of dating when she died this season never existed. If Te’o is to be believed, this means he communicated via telephone and Twitter for a year or more with a false Internet persona created by a male family friend. Either that, or he participated in an elaborate lie that fooled the likes of CBS, ESP, AP and the New York Times for an entire football season
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Manti Te’o, Notre Dame football star: hoaxed or hoaxster?