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Manti Te'o and the strangest story of the year

Irish star Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend, one of the 2012 season's defining story lines, was never real. Notre Dame alleges Te'o was the victim of a hoax.

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Te'o won't fall from first round says King

The long-time NFL writer says Te'o won't slide out of the first round come April.

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The Michigan self-catfish

A Michigan Catfish only catfishes Michigan Men.

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Ronaiah Tuisasosopo was 'in love' with Te'o

Lennay Kekua wasn't a real person, but the person behind the fake persona may have had real feelings for Manti Te'o.

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Te'o 'aggressively' pursued endorsements

According to NBC Pro Football Talk, Manti Te'o "aggressively" pursued endorsement deals prior to the public learning that Lennay Keuka, Te'o's deceased girlfriend, did not exist.

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Why it matters

The storm of controversy that has churned around Manti Te'o for the past two weeks isn't just there because his story is sensational. And don't be tricked into thinking the story doesn't matter.

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Autotuned Te'o

Everyone's favorite hoax victim had been immortalized in "Autotune the News" fashion. Check out the sure-to-be hit single here.

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What's next for Te'o?

It's the scandal we cared about for an incredibly long time. An incredibly long time in internet years, at least. And it's not over.

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Things Te'o is straighter than

What in the world are we talking about? No one knows.

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Listen to hoax voicemails, you weirdo

Te'o released three voicemails to Katie Couric, supposedly containing the voice of who he thought was Lennay Kekua.

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Te'o allegedly hoaxed by man's voice

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo apparently served as the voice of Lennay Kekua in phone conversations with Manti Te'o, who made more than 100 phone calls over an hour with the person he thought was Kekua.

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Manti Te'o was definitely convinced

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o reportedly conducted numerous phone calls that lasted over an hour with someone claiming to be Lennay Kekua, and sent dozens of flowers to her funeral.

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Te'o admits to lying in December

Manti Te'o says he wasn't telling the truth, but not exactly in the way some people are thinking.

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Girl used as face of Lennay Kekua receives apology

The former high school classmate of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo said she received an apology from him for stealing her pictures in order to deceive Manti Te'o.

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Te'o's bishop also fooled, spoke with 'Kekua'

One of Manti Te'o closest confidants also had no idea that the Notre Dame linebacker's girlfriend didn't exist.

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Te'o hoaxers lied about stalking him in Miami

Te'o was being harrassed by the hoaxers as late as Jan. 5, just two days before the national title game. He was led to believe that the people behind the Lennay Kekua hoax were in Miami.

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Football player plays football

Talk of college football linebackers has really been popular so far in 2013, so let's keep it going. I have chosen a linebacker for us to talk about.

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Ronaiah Tuiasosopo to speak soon?

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo could be telling his side of the Manti Te'o hoax story in the near future. For now, he's huddling with family members to discuss his options.

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ND defends handling of Te'o hoax

School officials say they handled the situation the best they possibly could under the circumstances, and that they felt it best not to say anything prior to the BCS title game.

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Katie Couric gets Te'o on TV

ABC News's Katie Couric reportedly scores the first televised sit-down interview with the Notre Dame linebacker at the center of an apparent hoax.

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Notre Dame conducted electronic search only

The private investigation, commissioned and relied upon by Notre Dame, did not include interviews of Te'o or any suspected participants in "catfish" scheme.

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ESPN releases Te'o transcript

ESPN released an edited transcript of Jeremy Schaap's interview with Manti Te'o, revealing more bizarre details regarding Te'o's relationship with Lennay Kekua.

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More from Te'o's interview

Parsing some of the information from Manti Te'o's Friday night interview to piece together what we know.

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A surreal Friday

Manti Te'o finally spoke, but because of how things were presented we were left with a surreal, confusing report about what he said.

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Details of hoax mirror life of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo

Many aspects of the life story of Manti Te'o's supposed girlfriend are similar to events in the life of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, who, according to reports, was the person behind the hoax.

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Manti Te'o said he was not involved in hoax

Manti Te'o broke his silence on Friday, talking with Jeremy Schaap of ESPN. It was his first interview since Deadspin broke the story of his fake girlfriend.

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Sad Irish Fan stunned by Te'o story

"Sad Irish Fan" Dan Tudesco told his story of a leukemia fundraiser to SB Nation on Jan. 10.

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Tuiasosopo reportedly admitted to hoax

New details have emerged in the Manti Te'o controversy, as Ronaiah Tuiasosopo had reportedly told a friend in December that he was behind the girlfriend hoax.

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Lennay Kekua fooled more than Te'o

As more details emerge concerning Manti Te'o and his hoaxed girlfriend, it would appear that he was not the only athlete fooled into thinking Lennay Kekua existed.

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Manti Te'o's uncle calls Tuiasosopo 'a liar'

Te'o's uncle called into a Utah radio station to talk about his nephew's connection to Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, whom he did not have kind words for.

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Notre Dame player called out for Te'o revelations

Notre Dame players are unhappy at an anonymous report from a fellow Irish teammate claiming the team knew that Manti Te'o didn't have a girlfriend.

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Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's father releases statement

The father of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo released a statement expressing appreciation for the support his family has received from the Manti Te'o firestorm.

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A look back at a Manti Te'o October interview

Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel discussed his October interview with Manti Te'o. Thamel did not fact-check the identity of Lennay Kekua despite some apparent red flags.

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Manti Te'o and Notre Dame's myths

Manti Te'o's girlfriend was never real, she never really died, and everything came crashing down Wednesday. Let's take a look at the most insane story we've seen in a long time.

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Te'o passed on chance to reveal hoax himself

According to a Yahoo! report, Notre Dame allowed Te'o and his agent to come forward with the story regarding his fake girlfriend, but they failed to move before Deadspin got to it.

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Some questioned Te'o's relationship for months now

Stories are starting to leak from the Notre Dame community that people thought something was fishy about Manti Te'o's "relationship" for some time now, which only works to make the whole story murkier.

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Te'o interview reportedly scrapped

Te'o was reportedly to discuss the stunning news about Lennay Kekua in an interview with Jeremy Schaap on Thursday.

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Pay attention to what matters

Next year, when your television tells you to think of a football player as a transformational hero, don't do that football player the disservice. Let's let sports be sports.

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Why do we care?

The national news story of the moment is a sports story with just about nothing to do with sports.

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December tweets claiming Te'o hoax

The Manti Te'o story will continue to get weirder and worse.

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About that @LennayKay account

Let's review how Twitter works, shall we?

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Notre Dame teammates were skeptical about Kekua

Fighting Irish football players saw red flags in online relationship, but didn't want to challenge teammate.

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Former Cardinals fullback: Lennay Kekua was real

An NFL player says he met the fictitious Te'o girlfriend while doing charity work in Samoa.

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Notre Dame AD stands behind Te'o

Longtime Fighting Irish athletic director tells reporters that Te'o was the victim of a "very elaborate, very sophisticated hoax."

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Read Manti Te'o's old tweets

A look back on some of Te'o's tweets from the past year, which are now weird.

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DAT asks the important questions

Leave it to De'Anthony to handle all this and sum it up.

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