The worst thing you can do is fool yourself!
— Manti Te’o (@MTeo_5) November 21, 2012
Was Manti Te’o‘s dead girlfriend a hoax? A meticulously researched piece by deadspin.com seems to unravel the story of the Stanford girl and the Notre Dame linebacker, who led his team to the BCS National Championship Game against Alabama.
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Yes, this is a Notre Dame story, not Alabama. But considering the Crimson Tide played against Te’o in the biggest game of the year, we thought you might have enough awareness and interest in Te’o to warrant posting this.
During a BCS National Championship Game news conference Jan. 3, Te’o was asked about his grandmother and girlfriend. Here is a transcript:
Question: Manti, how have the football-related commotion and excitement of the past year helped you get through the turmoil you’ve faced with your grandmother and girlfriend? And how have the quiet periods been for you, given you more time to reflect? Is that a good thing or double edged?
Te’o: I think whenever you’re in football, it takes your mind off a lot of things. You know, this team is very special to me, and the guys on it have always been there for me, through the good times and the bad times. I rarely have a quiet time to myself because I always have somebody calling me, asking, do you want to go to the movies. Coach is always calling me asking me, “Are you okay? Do you need anything?” I have three roommates, Zeke, Carlo and Robby Toma, who are always yelling at each other, who’s going to play Call of Duty. I’m rarely by myself, and that’s how I like it. I’m always around my guys, always around my family.