The Manti Te'o scandal, in 30 posts

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The Manti Te'o scandal, in 30 posts

Notre Dame player Manti Te'o says he is the victim of an online hoax
New reports suggest Te'o's alleged girfriend may not have existed
Comments, jokes and memes emerge from all corners of social media



(CNN) -- Manti Te'o's Twitter bio reads: "Life is a storm.. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes."
Well, as we all know now, that storm has most definitely come. Time to man up.
Let's get started, shall we?
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Te'o: 'I wasn't faking it'

updated 3:51 PM EST, Sat January 19, 2013




The Notre Dame linebacker told ESPN that he wasn't part of the hoax involving a deceased girlfriend.



Linebacker, 'girlfriend,' national hoax

updated 11:28 AM EST, Fri January 18, 2013




This may be the strangest twist in a tale overflowing with strangeness. Manti Te'o's deceased girlfriend tweeted late Wednesday night.



Fans question what is behind Te'o girlfriend hoax

updated 9:46 AM EST, Fri January 18, 2013




Te'o is now a meme -- posting pictures of yourself with your arm around an imaginary girlfriend. They call it "Te'oing."



The Manti Te'o hoax, in 30 posts

updated 10:44 AM EST, Fri January 18, 2013




Manti Te'o's Twitter bio reads: "Life is a storm.. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes." The storm has arrived.



Does Te'o story make you laugh or cry?

updated 11:04 AM EST, Fri January 18, 2013




Oh, the stories we storytellers tell. Like the story of brave Manti Te'o and his doomed girlfriend. We love a good story. We love spinning a good yarn.



Doubters wonder if Heisman a factor

updated 9:46 AM EST, Fri January 18, 2013




Was Manti Te'o a hapless victim or a duplicitous co-conspirator?



Te'o tale a mirror to our gullibility?

updated 9:52 AM EST, Fri January 18, 2013




I wouldn't normally pay much attention to a sports star, even a Fighting Irish hero.



Timeline: How the story unfolded

updated 7:36 AM EST, Thu January 17, 2013




Here are some of the recent events in the bizarre story of Manti Te'o and a dead girlfriend who apparently never existed:



Social media jump on hoax story

updated 8:50 AM EST, Thu January 17, 2013




After word broke of a hoax about the death of star Manti Te'o's "girlfriend," it didn't take long for "Te'o" to become the top-trending term on Twitter.



Video: Deadspin broke story

updated 9:37 PM EST, Wed January 16, 2013




Deadspin.com Editor Timothy Burke says the story about Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o's girlfriend is a hoax.



Video: Girlfriend never existed

updated 11:13 AM EST, Thu January 17, 2013




Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o says he's the victim of a hoax. Anderson Cooper talks to the reporter who broke the news.





updated 7:52 AM EST, Thu January 17, 2013




As the big game with No. 10 Michigan State approached, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o had a heavy heart after he learned his girlfriend had lost her fight with leukemia.



Who's who on the Internet? Who knows

updated 10:17 AM EST, Thu January 17, 2013




A dog tapping away at a computer keyboard turns to another dog and says, "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog."



TV show focuses on fake Internet relationships

updated 4:40 AM EST, Thu January 17, 2013




Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick compared the alleged hoax about a "girlfriend" that ensnared linebacker Manti Te'o with the documentary "Catfish."



Linebacker says he is victim

updated 11:22 PM EST, Wed January 16, 2013




Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o said he was the victim of a "sick joke" that had him and legions of fans believing in a "girlfriend" who may never have existed.

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