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Manti Te'o's Irish farewell

Updated: November 13, 2012, 4:42 PM ET
By Matt Fortuna | ESPN.com

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Manti Te'o was there for his sisters through his voice.

His father, Brian, could hear it bleeding through the doors of the Hawaii Baptist Academy gymnasium while chatting outside with a school administrator two years ago. Te'o was home for Christmas break and had pleaded with his old man to make the hour-plus drive to Honolulu to watch two of his four sisters play for Punahou's basketball team.

By game's end, Te'o's presence had been more than felt.

His ...

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