Re: Deadspin: Manti Te’o’s Dead Girlfriend is a hoax
I'm not sure this story is as twisted as many believe. He may have just been tricked initially, and tried to cover his tracks by claiming she died (end of story).
Getting duped online is pretty common these days, haven't any of you watched the show Catfish? Some crazy people out there creating multiple fake facebook/twitter accounts, using other people to talk on the phone for them, etc.
It's not all that shocking if an athlete was duped into an online relationship. They are football players, not rocket scientists.