Hometown firmly behind Manti Te'o
LAIE, Hawaii -- People in the small Hawaii hometown of Manti Te'o stood firmly behind the Notre Dame linebacker after the story of his girlfriend and her death from leukemia were revealed as a hoax.
For the second day Thursday, no one answered the door at the modest, single-story wood home of Te'o's parents, in the small coastal town of Laie on Oahu's northern shore where Manti Te'o, an All-American and Heisman Trophy finalist, was born. Brian and Ottilia Te'o, did not appear to be inside.
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Manti Te'o denied being part of a hoax involving a relationship with a person online whom he considered his girlfriend, during an interview with ESPN on Friday night. Story »