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Chargers’ Manti Te’o Returns to Practice

Chargers’ Manti Te’o Returns to Practice

Kent Horner/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) — It looks like San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o is getting closer and closer to making his NFL debut as the rookie recently returned to practice for the first time since August.
“It’s been a long time and i…

Manti Te’o: ‘I’m Here to Play Football’

Manti Te’o: ‘I’m Here to Play Football’

Kent Horner/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) — San Diego Chargers second-round draft pick Manti Te’o had his first rookie minicamp on Friday.  Te’o is focused on putting his infamous girlfriend hoax in the past and ready to show his teammates that he is c…

Chargers’ Donald Butler Thinks Te’o Will Be Just Fine In the NFL

Chargers’ Donald Butler Thinks Te’o Will Be Just Fine In the NFL

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o made national headlines when he admitted he was the victim of a hoax involving a fake dead girlfriend. His new teammate, linebacker Donald Butler, think Te’o will fit in nice…

Manti Te’o Drafted By San Diego Chargers

Manti Te’o Drafted By San Diego Chargers

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Manti Te’o has finally found a home.
Te’o was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.
The former Notre Dame linebacker was taken 38th overall after not getting selected in the f…

Former Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o Runs At NFL Scouting Combine

Former Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o Runs At NFL Scouting Combine

George Gojkovich/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) — Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o ran the 40-yard dash in 4.82 seconds during the NFL scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Monday. He finished 20th out of 26 linebackers who participated in…

After Hoax, Te’o Speaks to the Press

After Hoax, Te’o Speaks to the Press

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) — Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o spoke to the press on Saturday during the NFL Scouting Combine. He continues to deal with the fallout of the bizarre fake girlfriend hoax that has put his NFL draft prospects i…

Manti Te’o Ready to Move on with Football

Manti Te’o Ready to Move on with Football

George Gojkovich/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) — Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o addressed the girlfriend hoax that became a national phenomenon.
Te’o is preparing for April’s NFL Draft, but fielded questions for what he hopes is the …

Manti Te’o Doesn’t Want Girlfriend Hoax to Effect Draft Status

Manti Te’o Doesn’t Want Girlfriend Hoax to Effect Draft Status

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — At one point, former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o looked like he would be a top-five pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Now, he’s hoping his involvement in the fake girlfriend hoax won’t effect his draft stock.Wi…

Manti Te’o Hoaxer Says He ‘Killed’ Fake Girlfriend After Fight with Te’o

Manti Te’o Hoaxer Says He ‘Killed’ Fake Girlfriend After Fight with Te’o

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged mastermind behind the Manti Te’o “catfish” hoax, told Dr. Phil on Thursday that he killed off fake girlfriend Lennay Kekua because Te’o told “her” he didn’t need her anymore and had…

Manti Te’o Listens to ‘Girlfriend’s’ Voicemails with Katie Couric

Manti Te’o Listens to ‘Girlfriend’s’ Voicemails with Katie Couric

Lorenzo Bevilaqua/Disney-ABC(NEW YORK) — Manti Te’o listened Thursday on national television to taped phone calls from his fictitious girlfriend, including one in which “Lennay” was in a jealous fit and another telling him, “I love you so much.”As he …

Manti Te’o Spoke To a Man Over the Phone

Manti Te’o Spoke To a Man Over the Phone

George Gojkovich/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — In an ABC exclusive interview, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o sat down with Katie Couric on Thursday to come clean about his relationship with online girlfriend Lennay Kukua, who was later revealed to not ex…

Manti Te’o Briefly Lied About Girlfriend After Hoax Discovery

Manti Te’o Briefly Lied About Girlfriend After Hoax Discovery

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Manti Te’o admitted in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Katie Couric that he briefly lied to the press and the public after discovering his online girlfriend did not exist and was a part of an elaborate ho…

Manti Te’o Briefly Lied About Girlfriend After Hoax Discovery

Manti Te’o Briefly Lied About Girlfriend After Hoax Discovery

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Manti Te’o says that even though he was hoaxed by the supposed existence of a fake girlfriend, his inspirational story of playing through emotional pain “was all real and that’s something that I can’t fake.” Te’o …

Manti Te’o Was One of Several Duped in Hoax

Manti Te’o Was One of Several Duped in Hoax

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The man who allegedly orchestrated the Lennay Kekua hoax on Manti Te’o may have used the character to dupe other prominent members of the community, a source told ABC News.Tessi Toluta’u, a Polynesian beauty queen…

Katie Couric to Interview Manti Te’o, Notre Dame Football Star Who Was Victim of Hoax

Katie Couric to Interview Manti Te’o, Notre Dame Football Star Who Was Victim of Hoax

Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Katie Couric has scored the first on-camera interview with Manti Te’o for her syndicated daytime talk show, “Katie.”Couric will sit down with Te’o and his parents, Brian and Ottilia Te’o, who are speaking ou…

Manti Te’o Hoax Had Parallels to Alleged Perpetrator’s Life

Manti Te’o Hoax Had Parallels to Alleged Perpetrator’s Life

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The script for the elaborate hoax played on Manti Te’o, from a horrific car accident to a leukemia diagnosis, according to reports, had parallels to the alleged perpetrator’s life.In December, three months after t…

Manti Te’o Denies ‘Faking It’ in Girlfriend Hoax, Admits He ‘Tailored’ Story

Manti Te’o Denies ‘Faking It’ in Girlfriend Hoax, Admits He ‘Tailored’ Story

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — While Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te’o told ESPN that he “wasn’t faking it” when he talked about his love for a woman who now appears to be part of an elaborate hoax involving an online relationship with a fi…

Manti Te’o's Fake Girlfriend May Have Duped Others

Manti Te’o's Fake Girlfriend May Have Duped Others

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te’o's fake girlfriend “Lennay Kekua” may have hoaxed other unsuspecting suitors.Catfish movie director and actor Ariel Schulman told ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday that he b…

Notre Dame Football Star Manti Te’o Faces Tough Questions

Notre Dame Football Star Manti Te’o Faces Tough Questions

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o faces a problem bigger than any running back he’s had to bring down. As the elaborate hoax about his dead “girlfriend” unravels, many questions remain to be answered, chie…

Notre Dame Football Star Manti Te’o Says Dead “Girlfriend” Was Hoaxer

Notre Dame Football Star Manti Te’o Says Dead “Girlfriend” Was Hoaxer

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Notre Dame’s athletic director and the star of its near-championship football team said the widely-reported death of the star’s girlfriend from leukemia during the 2012 football season was apparently a hoax, and t…

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