You just can't make this kind of story up. But apparently, you CAN! Incredible. Manti Te'o Jason Lisk January 16th. 2013, 10:30pm
Jackie Pepper has an exclusive interview
with an anonymous football player with Notre Dame who says that
teammates were suspicious as far back as September about his dead
girlfriend. The source does believe that the lie may have started with
someone else duping the eventual Heisman candidate, and faking a death.
Then, the story continued to grow after the Michigan State game. The
anonymous player said that teammates knew that Te’o had reportedly only
met the girl once.
“We would never bring it up. But
we would look at him when he would get all emotional during media about
his girl,” the player said.
When asked if he thought Te’o was a good actor, the player replied, “Very good.”
does that leave us? Well, waiting for Manti Te’o and his representation
to circle the wagons and provide more than a released written
statement, I suppose. Because so far, we have the school and Te’o saying he was duped,
plenty of earlier stories providing a variety of details presumably
originating with Te’o, an anonymous teammate saying it built due to
media attention and Te’o was good at lying, and an Arizona fullback saying the girl is real and he met her.
Craziest story ever, no matter where it ends up.