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Was Manti Te’o's inspiration a fabrication?

Former Notre Dame linebacker and Heisman finalist-Manti Te’o gave sportswriters and fans an inspiring tale of overcoming adversity and heartbreak after the death of both his grandmother and girlfriend within 48 hours of each other. Deadspin.com reported Wednesday that the girlfriend didn’t even exist- it was a fabrication. Notre Dame says that the Te’o was a victim of a hoax. ESPN.com’s Lester Munson reflects on the fall of a sports hero.

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