February 22, 2013
Manti Te'o to face the music at NFL scouting combine
By JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o will meet the media Saturday at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. (REUTERS file photo)

INDIANAPOLIS — Manti Te'o faces the music — or more specifically, hundreds of reporters — Saturday at the NFL scouting combine.

The disgraced Notre Dame linebacker has a lot of explaining to do, five weeks after news first broke that the story he'd been peddling all fall about having a girlfriend who died was untrue.

Te'o claims he was the victim of a hoax, having fallen in love online with a nonexistent woman. But he let the bogus story continue to be told for more than a month after having discovered it was untrue. He has insisted in his only interviews about the matter since the story went giga-viral -- one-on-ones with ESPN's Jeremy Schaap, ABC's Katie Couric and USA Today's Jim Corbett -- that he naively believed the woman, Lennay Kekua, was real, and that he was heartbroken upon learning she'd supposedly died on Sept. 11.

In fact, the woman never existed.



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