Re: Manti Te'o didn't really have a dead girlfriend
The thing that will be difficult to explain away is the interview and article that ran in the South Bend Tribune in October. Either the reporter, Te'o or Te'o's father ingratiated the story of how they met, that they had met in person multiple times, and so on.
If Te'o's story is true, there are many ways to prove it (phone records, online records, ordering flowers, etc) and perhaps Notre Dame's investigators have done so.
I hope the kid is telling the whole truth, but there's plenty of reason for skepticism.
When all is said and done more is said than done.