January 17, 2013
Manti Te'o will likely see his NFL Draft stock plummet in the wake of his fake girlfriend scandal.
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Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o told ABC News' Katie Couric that he had lied to keep up a hoax involving a nonexistent dying girlfriend once he learned he had been duped two days before the Heisman Trophy winner was announced.
There’s no doubt the full story about the hoax surrounding Manti Te’o’s dying girlfriend will be told before April’s NFL Draft, and most believe the massive red flag will hurt his chances at being drafted as high as once projected. (ADDS: item on AP investigation into Te'o's continued mention of "girlfriend" after he "learned" she was fake).