Dr Phil interviews Tuiasosopo re Manti Te’o hoax

Te’o hoaxster tells Dr Phil

Dr Phil Ronaiah Tuiasosopo interview: Manti Te’o hoaxster Ronaiah Tuiasosopo told Dr Phil he maintained an Internet relationship with the Notre Dame college football star by pretending to be a woman named “Lennay Kekua” because he was “deeply, romantically” in love with Te’o. Throughout the college football season, Te’o spoke openly about his long-distance relationship with “former Stanford student Lennay Kekua,” who was supposedly injured in a car accident and recovered only to be diagnosed with and die from leukemia. It was THE story of the college football season and it helped fuel Te’o’s run at the Heisman Trophy, but it was a sham. Deadspin ran a story last month proving “Kekua” never existed, prompting…

Manti Te’o: hoaxed or hoaxster?

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Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o claims he is the victim of a cruel hoax after Deadspin ran a story proving the cancer victim Te’o spoke openly of dating when she died this season never existed. If Te’o is to be believed, this means that he communicated via phone and Twitter for nearly a year with a false Internet persona created by a male family friend. Either that, or he participated in an elaborate lie that fooled the likes of CBS, ESP, AP and the New York Times for an entire football season. The heartbreaking tale of Te’o’s long-distance relationship with “former Stanford student Lennay Kekua” had been the inspirational story of the college football…

Notre Dame ‘Fighting Irish’ challenge Chapman High School

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Notre Dame’s sports teams are known as “the fighting Irish.” The university has used a leprechaun as its mascot since 1965. It features prominently in Notre Dame’s merchandising, and the school will stop at nothing to protect its integrity. To that end, Notre Dame is demanding tornado-ravaged Chapman High School drop its own “fighting leprechaun” logo. While some see high schools adopting the leprechaun as paying homage, the university sees it as trademark infringement. Chapman High will choose a new logo to avoid legal trouble. What should it be? ENGLISH:

Notre Dame says No … errr, Yes to China

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For the last ten years, the University of Notre Dame has banned license holders from putting its logo on products made in China. Notre Dame received praise from Republican lawmaker Frank Wolf for its China boycott. But is it an ethical stance or simply China-bashing? After all, the school sells merchandise made in Vietnam, where labor conditions are equally suspect. Ironically, the same time Notre Dame is boycotting Chinese goods, they are expanding their presence in China. How can Notre Dame court Chinese students while at the same time insulting their country? Have you ever boycotted Chinese goods? Would you ever?