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On Friday night, Manti Te'o finally spoke out on the hoax involving his supposedly dead girlfriend, Lennay Kekua. During an interview with ESPN, Te'o admitted he "tailored" his stories about Kekua, whom he'd met online, to imply that he "met her before she passed away."

According to Te'o, he didn't know that Kekua didn't exist until Wednesday, when Ronaiah Tuiasosopo called the Notre Dame linebacker and confessed that he was behind the hoax. "I wasn't faking it. I wasn't part of this," Te'o insisted.

Breaking down linebacker Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend hoax

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