Got to believe Te’o was the victim here.He would always ask us if we knew his mystery girl after we’d play them….
— Matthew Masifilo (@MMasifilo) January 17, 2013
Matt Masifilo, a former Stanford defensive end, tweeted this defense of Te’o last night. He graduated Stanford in 2012 and was undrafted (in November, the Bucs signed him).
Anyone surprised we’ve heard nothing on-the-record from any Notre Dame players? Surely they can add something to this, right? A staunch defense of their emotional leader? Siding with their captain?
Which camp are you in? Manti Te’o was part of the dead girlfriend hoax, or Manti Te’o was the victim of a cruel, cruel prank? [Yahoo's Pat Forde has already made a decision.]
As new layers of the story peel off daily – hourly? – you’ll probably change your mind a few times.
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