San Diego Chargers Preseason Practice Erupts Into Fight

High preseason tensions came to a head yesterday as members of the San Diego Chargers started fighting on field during a practice. The incident started when San Diego ILB Manti Te’o hit TE David Johnson on a pass over the middle. Chargers guard Orlando Franklin came to Johnson’s defense, knocking Te’o to the ground in […]

NFL Most Disliked Players: Is Manti Te’o The New Tim Tebow?

The NFL list of the most disliked players revealed a somewhat surprising pick among the athletes most reviled by fans — San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o. The Forbes poll of the Most-Disliked NFL Players was conducted by E-Poll Market Research, a California-based firm that measures public opinion of thousands of other celebrities based on […]

NFL’s Most Disliked Player Is Michael Vick [Survey]

The NFL’s most disliked player is Michael Vick, which comes as no surprise, even though it’s been more than four years since Vick was released from prison. While Vick has performed well since his release, he’s still stuck at the top of the list. A survey from E-Poll Market Research put the statistics out, showing […]

Manti Te’o A Good Sport About Maxim Joke

Manti Te’o took a Maxim joke in stride after the men’s magazine had his “girlfriend” pose for a photo spread. Te’o could have been embarrassed about the situation that unfolded earlier this year, when his supposedly dead girlfriend Lennay Kekua turned out to be a hoax the entire time. The entire saga was outlined in […]

Manti Te’o’s Fake Girlfriend Poses For Maxim Hot 100

The jokes just keep on coming. Manti Te’o’s fake girlfriend posed for Maxim’s Hot 100 list this year in a skimpy black bikini. Of course, the image doesn’t show to much skin. You know, because Manti Te’o’s girlfriend doesn’t exist. Maxim writes: “After Manti Te’o’s fake girlfriend hoax of 2012, we think it might be […]

Dr. Phil Sues Over Leaked Manti Te’o Footage

Dr. Phil will sue Gawker Media as a result of leaked footage from the syndicated TV program’s interviews with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the hoaxer who said he was in love with Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. Phil McGraw’s Peteski Productions filed the lawsuit for copyright infringement Tuesday in Texarkana, Texas. The 22-year-old Tuiasosopo came clean in […]

Manti Te’o Gets A Parade Back Home In Hawaii

Manti Te’o got a parade back in his home state of Hawaii on Saturday, perhaps a bit of compensation after the defender once pegged as a top 10 NFL draft pick fell out of the first round entirely. The Notre Dame linebacker had an incredible regular season, leading one of the nation’s best defenses with […]

Manti Te’o Hurt By Poor Bowl Performance And Slow 40 Time, Not Fake Girlfriend

Manti Te’o didn’t hear his name called in the first round of the NFL draft, and the common belief might be that a scandal over his fake girlfriend caused the Notre Dame linebacker to slip down the board. That’s very likely not the case. Sure, it looked bad that Te’o was fooled by an acquaintance […]

Manti Te’o Passed Over In NFL First Draft

Manti Te’o has been passed over during the first round of the NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York. This is because Te’o’s form diminished after his fake girlfriend scandal engulfed the sport earlier this year, with many believing that it distracted the player. Dozens of college football players were selected ahead […]

Manti Te’o Improves 40 Time At Pro Day

Manti Te’o had a lot to prove at his pro day today. After running a 4.71 40-yard-dash, the often criticized Notre Dame linebacker proved he deserves first round draft consideration. Manti Te’o improved his 40-yard-dash time to 4.71 at his pro day compared to his disastrous scouting combine performance. At the scouting combine he ran […]

Manti Te’o Continues To Fall Apart At NFL Combine

Manti Te’o had a phenomenal senior year at Notre Dame in helping his team reach the BCS title game. Then Te’o fell apart in the national championship game on Jan. 7 against Alabama. Then news broke that Manti Te’o lied about his dead girlfriend. Then it was discovered that his dead girlfriend didn’t exist. Then […]

LeBron James: I’m Faster Than Manti Te’o

NFL prospect Manti Te’o has been having a rough time at the NFL Combine. The former Notre Dame linebacker has been repeatedly asked about his fake girlfriend, he failed to live up to expectations during his 40-yard sprint, and now he’s getting teased by a player from a different sport. LeBron James jumped on the […]

Manti Te’o Runs 40-Yard Dash In 4.82 Seconds, Disappoints Scouts

Manti Te’o ran the 40-yard dash at Lucas Oil Stadium on Monday afternoon, and his time of 4.82 seconds failed to impress scouts and other officials in attendance. The NFL front office believed the linebacker would finish the 40-yard dash with a sub-4.75 seconds marker. Instead the 6-feet-1¼ inches, 241 pound linebacker came short of […]

Manti Te’o Gay: Teams At NFL Combine Want To Know If Notre Dame Linebacker Is In The Closet

Is Manti Te’o gay? That is the question many NFL teams are reportedly trying to ask as they look into the Notre Dame linebacker at this year’s pre-draft combine. The draft stock of the linebacker has been somewhat of a wild card. After a stellar season, Te’o failed to show up in the BCS Championship […]

Manti Te’o: Lennay Kekua Hoax Won’t Hurt Draft Stock

Manti Te’o is currently at the NFL scouting combine with the hopes of earning a high draft pick. But before the Notre Dame linebacker could focus on his football future he had to answer some questions about his personal past. Manti Te’o, who became the center of a media circus when it was revealed that […]

Manti Te’o Costume Wins Valentine’s Day

This year, even if your Valentine’s Day sucks, you can console yourself with the knowledge that being catfished or faking being catfished is that much worse.

Most Disliked Athletes: Lance Armstrong, Manti Te’O Top Annual List

Are you surprised that Lance Armstrong is at the top of the most disliked athletes list? The embattled cyclist, who is currently being sued for lying about taking performance enhancement drugs, is the most disliked athlete in American sports. Armstrong has been doing his best to restore his public image recently but the American people […]

Dr. Phil: Ronaiah Tuiasosopo Was In Love With Manti Te’o

Dr. Phil sat down with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo on Wendesday to discuss his fake relationship with Manti Te’O, and the TV doctor says Ronaiah was in fact in love with Manti Te’O. Dr. Phil appeared on NBC’s Today Show on Wednesday where he debuted several clips from the show set to air on Thursday. In one […]

Manti Te’O Interview With Katie Couric Gets Auto-Tuned

Manti Te’O appeared in an interview with Katie Couric, and that interview was quickly turned into an auto-tuned hit courtesy of YouTube user Schmoyoho. With a catchy beat, well done rap, and plenty of fake girlfriend fodder, the video has already received over 30,000 views in less than 24 hours. What do you think of […]

Tino Tuiasosopo: Manti Te’o Girlfriend Was A Woman After All

The Manti T’eo fake girlfriend controversy just keeps getting weirder. The latest claim casts doubt on the idea that hoaxer Ronaiah Tuiasosopo affected a fake female voice during phone calls with Te’o. Rather, family members argue that the Notre Dame star was indeed talking to a woman, possibly Ronaiah’s cousin. Though Tuiasosopo’s lawyer claimed that […]

Manti Te’o Was Duped By A Man Who Made Late Night Phone Calls

Manti Te’o wasn’t only drawn into a false relationship with photos of his fake girlfriend, it turns out that his late night calls were made by a desperate man. Ronaiah Tuiasosopo’s lawyer claims that his client used the voice of a woman in order to trick Manti Te’o during numerous late night phone calls. Tuiasosopo’s […]

Katie Couric To Interview Manti Te’o About Girlfriend Hoax

Katie Couric will be interviewing Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o on her syndicated talk show, Katie, Thursday. Couric’s will be the first television interview with the 21-year-old since the dead girlfriend hoax broke last week. Te’o gave a two-hour off-camera interview with ESPN Friday night, saying that he was a victim and not a participant. […]

‘SNL’ Mocks Lance Armstrong, Manti Te’o During Cold Opening [Video]

Saturday Night Live jumped right into the two biggest controversies of the week during their cold opening this week. SNL mocked Lance Armstrong’s unapologetic interview with Oprah as well as Manti Te’0’s non-existent dead girlfriend during the start of last night’s episode with host Jennifer Lawrence. SNL used Piers Morgan Tonight as the setting for […]

Manti Te’o Had Doubts About Fake Girlfriend Lennay Kekua Back In 2010, Friend Says

Manti Te’o had his doubts about whether his online girlfriend Lennay Kekua was a real person as far back as 2010, a friend now says. The Notre Dame linebacker was found this week to be at the center of a hoax about his supposed girlfriend, Kekua, who reportedly died of leukemia back in September. A […]

Manti Te’o Hoax: Linebacker Speaks Out On Fake Girlfriend Controversy, Said He Wasn’t Involved

Manti Te’o is breaking his public silence about the controversy over his dead girlfriend who turned out to be fake. The Notre Dame linebacker said he was not part of the hoax to invent Lennay Kekua, a fictitious woman he befriended and carried out a relationship with online. Kekua became a major story this year […]

San Jose Giants To Host Lennay Kekua Night, Spark Mixed Reactions On Twitter

The San Jose Giants will be hosting Lennay Kekua Night at Municipal Stadium Friday, April 12, in honor of the fake, deceased girlfriend of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. Catfish will be on the menu for that night, and fans can bring their significant others — real or fake — to the game for free. […]

The ‘Real’ Lennay Kekua: Photos Are Of Diane O’Meara

Meet the “real” Lennay Kekua: The photos belonging to Notre Dame star Manti Te’o’s fake girlfriend are of a woman named Diane O’Meara, whose identity was stolen during the hoax. O’Meara is a 23-year-old marketing executive from Los Angeles who was shocked to discover that a picture from her personal Facebook account was being used […]

Fake Girlfriend Duped Others Before Manti Te’o, Report Finds

A fake girlfriend may have duped others before famously fooling Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o, a new report suggests. After a Deadspin article published this week blew open the story about Manti Te’o’s fake girlfriend, it appeared to many that Te’o himself was behind the hoax. The inspirational story of the death of fake girlfriend […]

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo Admits To Duping Manti Te’o, Friend Says

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo has admitted that he duped Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o into believing he was carrying on a relationship with a fictional USC student who later died on the same day as Te’o’s grandmother. Tuiasosopo was identified in an expose from Deadspin as the orchestrator of the prank, which blew up this week. Te’o […]

Manti Te’o’s Catfish Dilemma Summed Up In Two Minutes [Video]

In case you’re a little unclear on how the whole Manti Te’o catfish scam went down, we’ve found a short viral video that’ll get you up to speed. Notre Dame star Manti Te’o recently fell victim to what Nev Schulman would call a “catfish,” or a person that you fall in love with online who […]

‘Catfish’ Star Offers Manti Te’o Help On Solving Fake Girlfriend Mystery [Video]

Nev Schulman, the star and creator of MTV’s Catfish, has offered to help Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o solve his fake girlfriend mystery. Te’o and Notre Dame both claim that the star athlete was a “catfish” victim when it was revealed by Deadspin that the woman he loved, and thought he had lost to […]

Too Soon? #Teoing Goes Viral: Pose With Fake Invisible Girlfriend [Pics]

Ouch. It didn’t take the Internet long to institute #Teoing, which is kind of like planking, owling, milking, and #Tebowing, except you pose for a photo with your invisible girlfriend. It was actually a pretty strange and sad story: A “Münchausen by Internet” meets MTV’s Catfishfor Notre Dame star Manti Te’o. Deadspin exposed Te’o’s online […]

Manti Te’o Hoax: Cardinals Fullback Reagan Mauia Said He Met ‘Fictional’ Girlfriend

The Manti Te’o fake girlfriend hoax has taken another strange turn. After it was revealed this week that Lennay Kekua was fictitious and the story of her death in September fabricated, one NFL player stepped forward to say that he actually met Kekua in the flesh. On Wednesday night, Cardinals fullback Reagan Mauia said he […]

Manti Te’o Was ‘Perfect Mark’ For Hoax, Notre Dame Athletic Director Says

Manti Te’o was the perfect mark for a hoax that fooled the nation and the linebacker himself into believing that his girlfriend died of leukemia. The story of Manti Te’o’s fake girlfriend unraveled on Wednesday after a lenghty expose from Deadspin. The story says that the girlfriend of Manti Te’o, Lennay Kekua, was made up […]