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Dr. Phil to Interview Man Who Hoaxed Manti Te�o
Sympathy for Manti Te'o? Your Say
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o spoke to Katie Couric last week about his online girlfriend who turned out to be a hoax. Comments from Facebook:
He should have told the whole truth from day one, and no one would have doubted him. This excuse-making every other day just reeks of making it up as you go along. Too little, too late!
Sandy Pappas Zeek
Manti Te'o, you are still an inspiration. For all that you are going through and went through, you are a strong person.
Letter to the editor:
Just as I believed Manti Te'o's original "tragic" story of losing his grandmother and girlfriend in the same week, I want to believe his revised story that he was a victim. But I am skeptical.
He now claims that Ronaiah Tuiasosopo committed this horrific scam. Put aside that it makes no sense to call someone a "girlfriend" whom you have never met. And put aside that he missed her supposed funeral.
If – as Te'o now claims – he was a victim, then he should be calling for the FBI to investigate his claims and prosecute Tuiasosopo. Te'o should also be suing him. After all, victims usually want justice, no? It is one thing for Tuiasosopo to take the fall to perhaps protect someone ripe for a big NFL payday, but another thing to go to jail for it.
Presumably, the FBI could do what the scribes can't: Go through e-mails and texts with subpoenas and determine the truth, assuming anybody cares about such quaint concepts.
William Choslovsky; Chicago
This post was edited by EGND on 1/28/2013 at 7:38 AM
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o spoke to Katie Couric last week about his online girlfriend who turned out to be a hoax.
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Smythe Commits To ND
Notre Dame is a school that’s been on Durham Smythe’s radar for a long time…even before the Texas tight end became a sought-after recruiter.
The 6-foot-6, 230-pounder from Belton High School (Belton, Texas) committed to Texas last March, but even before he backed away from that pledge in December, he still had his eye on the Irish.
Once he officially decommitted from the Longhorns, he reached out to Notre Dame and the coaches asked him to be patient as they tried to figure out a way to squeeze Smythe into their 2013 recruiting class.
He was and that patience proved worth it and on Sunday, Smythe officially became a member of the Irish. Smythe offered his commitment to Notre Dame before heading home from his official visit to South Bend this weekend. He announced the news on his Twitter account.
Smythe chose the Irish over his other finalists, Stanford and Michigan. Like Notre Dame, Stanford was a program Smythe had a deep affection for because of its blend of athletics and academics. He took an official visit to Palo Alto earlier this month and was scheduled to take an official to Ann Arbor next weekend, but that trip is now off.
Smythe’s pledge gives the Irish 23 verbal commitments in the Class of 2013 and a pair of tight end prospects, joining Mike Heuerman, who is already on campus after enrolling earlier this month.
Irish Sports Daily will have much more on this developing story today.
Bo Still Committed, Still Planning Visits
Bo Scarbrough committed to Alabama in September and the 2014 athlete from Tuscaloosa has been spending much of his time trying to recruit others to follow him.
“Everything is going pretty good,” the 6-foot-2, 215-pounder from Northridge High School said. “I’m trying to get Reuben Foster to come to Alabama with me.”
Scarbrough and the 2013 linebacker from Auburn High School in Auburn, Ala., are close friends. Foster’s recruitment has seen him commit and decommit from both Alabama and Auburn already and figures to go down to the final day.
“He said he still likes Washington, Georgia, Auburn and he’s confused about Alabama,” Scarbrough said of Foster. “There are some things that he likes and some things that he doesn’t like. I hope he’ll commit to Alabama and then I can play college football with one of my best friends.”
Scarbrough joined Foster and other Alabama recruits on campus last weekend.
“The weekend was pretty amazing,” the 2014 athlete said. “Since I’m right here in town, I go up a lot, but this is one of the weekends that I really had a great time to be around Reuben Foster and some of the Alabama players. I got the chance to hang out with a lot more players than I used to.”
But while Scarbrough is recruiting for Alabama, other programs are still recruiting him. The junior is high on Notre Dame’s board and while he hasn’t spoken with any Irish coaches recently, they figure to be in touch soon.
“I’m still going to take a visit,” he said. “It’ll be sometime around this time next year or maybe in the fall.”
Scarbrough is looking forward to his future trip to South Bend.
“I expect a lot of things, a lot of big things that I haven’t seen yet,” he said. “I’ll see when I get there, see how interested I am.”
The talented 2014 prospect is also planning to take visits to Florida and Georgia.
“I haven’t talked to Florida coaches since the Under Armour Combine,” he said. “They were trying to get me to come by then, but I couldn’t get there because of the combine.
“I’ve been talking to Georgia too, but not lately.”
Scarbrough is among the nation’s top running back prospects, but could also play receiver and worked out at both spots during this month’s Under Armour All-America Underclassmen Combine.
“I want to play running back, but they might need somebody at receiver too,” he said. “I can play both spots really well, so it doesn’t really matter to me.”
Scarbrough said he got a lot out of the experience in St. Petersburg, Fla.
“I see that the things I’ve been working on have been working. I still need a little bit of work at receiver in terms of sharpening my routes, but it was great to go against some great DBs. I think they did a very good job at the cornerback spots.”
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