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Grantland's Chuck Klosterman and Malcolm Gladwell engage in a back and forth on this situation. Dick Vitale says stories like this one and the Lance Armstrong case show the negative side of the sports world.
Alema Te'o, an uncle of Manti, talks to Salt Lake City's The Zone radio station.
Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde says that Manti Te'o needs to talk.
SI.com's Pete Thamel reveals the striking detail provided to him for his Oct. 1 cover story on Te'o.
Catfish stories like this one are not too uncommon, Erik Brady and Rachel George write in USA Today. Christine Brennan says that the Irish have forgotten about the woman who really died: Lizzy Seeberg.
The Washington Post's Melinda Henneberger concurs, saying that a fake tragedy has drawn more tears from Notre Dame than a real one.
The New York Post's Lenn Robbins relays some anecdotes showing that this is a painful, complicated situation.
The New York Daily News' Dick Weiss says that there is no chance for truth from Te'o as handlers call plays.
The L.A. Times' Bill Plaschke says that the hoax should have never gotten this far.