Originally Posted by cajuncocoa
I'm not vouching for this guy's character, but I can vouch for the fact that these kinds of Internet hoaxes do happen.
I agree that internet hoaxes definitely do happen (in fact just last week 20/20 had a report on such hoaxes) but in this case, Te'o had to have been in on it because of all the specific details he gave about meeting her, being with her, etc, etc. I just can't fathom a possible motive for this, which makes me think the guy just isn't playing with a full deck.
However, this tremendous distraction does go a long way for me in describing why Notre Dame's defense simply didn't show up in Miami against Alabama.