Saturday, January 19, 2013
The sports world is buzzing about Notre Dame's celebrated linebacker Manti Te'o over whether his story about a girlfriend who died was a hoax or did he lie.
NBC sports conducted an interview with the reporter who broke the story and you can listen to the interview by clicking on this link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22825103/vp/50506549#50506549
Since this interview was conducted, Manti Te'o has gone on ESPN and claims he knew nothing about the girl he was supposedly carrying on a long-distance affair with after they met over the internet.
There are more questions than answers to the Manti Te'o story.
For example: Why did he say she was the most beautiful girl he had ever met when they never met?
Why did his father say she was a beautiful girl when he never met her?
How could he carry on a phone conversation every night for hours with someone who supposedly was in a coma?
When she supposedly died from Leukemia why didn't Manti Te'o go to the funeral or even seek out an obituary or ask to see a death certificate?
Manti Te'o now says he knew two days before the Heissman Trophy ceremony that the whole story was a hoax but he never told anyone and he finished as runner-up for the trophy.
The Manti Te'o story is not the first time Notre Dame has been caught up in a scandal involving members of the school's football team.
Slate magazine released this story about two young women who were raped by Notre Dame football players.
One of the young girls committed suicide when Notre Dame university failed to take any action on the charges.
Read more here: http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/01/17/_notre_dame_scandals_why_is_manti_te_o_s_fake_girlfriend_lennay_kekua_more.html
Notre Dame may have a long and storied football history, but they are fast becoming known more for the way they cover-up scandals involving the school's football players.
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 4:34 PM