Manti Te'o

Not one NFL team showed interest in former Notre Dame star Manti Te'o in the 1st round of Thursday's 2013 NFL draft.

NFL scouts weary of Te'o's distracting presence in the NFL locker room declined to draft the former Heisman candidate who had a terrible showing in the NFL Combines in February.

If you recall, Te’o made headlines for mourning a dead girlfriend who didn't exist.

A male friend later stepped forward to say he pretended to be Te'o's dead girlfriend for 3 years because he was in love with him. This led to rampant speculation that Te'o himself was gay.

West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith also wasn't chosen in the 1st round -- probably for the same reason that Te'o was passed over.

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Manti Te'o

Former Notre Dame star Manti Te'o isn't having a good week at the NFL Combines. The NFL scouting Combine, which ended yesterday in Florida, is where the top college player's display their best skills for the pros to determine how high they are chosen in next week's NFL draft.

If you recall, Te'o was in the news for mourning a dead girlfriend who existed only on his computer screen.

A male friend later stepped forward to say he was responsible for the dead girlfriend's fake online profile, which he says he created because he was in love with Te'o. The bizarre incident led to speculation that Te'o himself was gay.

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Manti Teo Ronaiah Tuiasosopo Katie Couric

Deadspin.com just posted audio of voice mails left by alleged hoaxer Ronaiah Tuiasosopo on the cell phone of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o.

In the audio, Tuiasosopo (picture inset) is pretending to be Manti Te'o's girlfriend, Lennay Kekua -- 2 days before she supposedly "died" of leukemia.

If you haven't been following this bizarre story, click here.

The NY Daily News reported this morning that Tuiasosopo's attorney admitted his client "disguised his voice" as a woman in order to fool Te'o for 3 years.

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Sidney Ackerman fake profile

"Catfish' or 'Catfished' are terms used to describe people who become emotionally attached to fake social media profiles. Oftentimes the person who runs the social media account is not who they claim to be.

People who get emotionally attached to fake online profile's -- or to online profiles in general -- usually have some form of emotional or personality defect that allows them to become victims so easily.

Luckily, that was not the case with four unnamed NFL players who were almost 'Catfished' by @RedRidnH00d, a woman (or man) on Twitter.com, who used pictures of an Internet adult entertainer, C.J. Miles, to seduce the athletes into establishing a rapport with her.

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Manti Teo Katie Couric interview

Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o told Katie Couric he "briefly" lied about his dead girlfriend even after he learned she didn't exist.

"Katie, put yourself in my situation," he said, "I, my whole world told me that she died on Sept. 12. Everybody knew that. This girl, who I committed myself to, died on Sept. 12."

But his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, did not exist. It was all a hoax.

Katie Couric's full interview with Te'o will air on Thursday (check your local listings for the station and time). It should be noted that both Couric and Te'o have the same agent.

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College students Teoing

You've heard of Tebowing and Planking, now there's a new trend: Te'oing.

College students can be cruel.. especially if you're a pathological liar like Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o, who got caught in a huge lie about a girlfriend who does not exist.

Minutes after Deadspin exposed Te'o as a fraud -- the Internet exploded with memes of college student Te'oing with their invisible girlfriends. Some pranksters even uploaded photos of themselves proposing to their invisible women.

Click the link to see more Te'oing images!

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Manti Teo Lennay Kekua

A former Notre Dame football star whose story of triumph over tragedy inspired millions was exposed as a fraud Wednesday. Manti Te'o, the runner up for the Heisman trophy, told the media his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, 22, and his grandmother died within hours of each other in September.

"I miss 'em, but I know that I'll see them again one day," he told ESPN before Notre Dame was blown out by Alabama in the college football’s BCS National Championship in Miami on January 7.

The gifted linebacker became the face of the BCS title game as he spun his web of lies about Kekua. He made national headlines when he said his "girlfriend" suffered serious injuries in a car crash a month before she died of leukemia in Hawaii.

The national media -- and in particular, the sports networks, tripped over themselves in their rush to uplift Te'o as a symbol of hope over adversity, or whatever.

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