Deadspin has the sports world buzzing this afternoon with its release of a story that says that Notre Dame star Manti Te’O perpetuated a hoax by saying that he was dedicating the season to his late girlfriend.
Deadspin says the girlfriend did not exist.
For UK fans, the kicker is that the report involves Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel.
You can imagine the tweets and messages I’ve been getting since Deadspin’s release.
Update: Notre Dame has now released a statement saying Te’O was the victim of a hoax.