MANTI TE’O TOLD HIS FATHER AND FAMILY THAT HE MET HIS ONLINE GIRLFRIEND

Manti Te’o — one of the best defenders this season in college football — defended himself in an ESPN interview Friday night, saying there was no way he was part of a hoax involving a deceased girlfriend. “I wasn’t faking it,” he told ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap in an off -camera interview highlighted on the network…. [Continue Reading]

MANTI TE’O: IS THE NOTRE DAME LINEBACKER CRAZY OR JUST SEEKING ATTENTION?

I walked in to my apartment yesterday after a long day of work, plopped down on the couch and turned on the TV. My TV was on CNN and Anderson Cooper 360 was on. The story that he was talking about the Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o, who is supposed to be drafted in the first… [Continue Reading]

KATHERINE WEBB: ESPN’S FOCUS DURING ALABAMA’S BLOWOUT OF NOTRE DAME

When you get bored, your eyes wander. So when a blossoming blowout between the University of Alabama and some other team in Monday night’s college football championship floated into yawnfest territory, the electronic eyes of ESPN naturally went wandering — settling on a brunette bombshell who just happens to be the girlfriend of Crimson Tide… [Continue Reading]