1. Hoaxgate

    Notre Dame Defends Handling of Te’o

    In a photo provided by ESPN, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o pauses during an interview with ESPN on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, in Bradenton, Fla. ESPN says Te'o maintains he was never involved in creating the dead girlfriend hoax. He said in the off-camera interview: "When they hear the facts they'll know. They'll know there is no way I could be a part of this." (AP Photo/ESPN Images, Ryan Jones) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Te'o in ESPN interview on Friday. (Ryan Jones/ESPN Images, via AP)

    Shockingly, there’s no official protocol at the University of Notre Dame on how to deal with a hoax involving a star football player and a fake dead girlfriend. As such, the school’s president, Rev. John Jenkins, sent Notre Dame’s board of trustees a letter outlining and defending the university’s actions when the Manti Te’o hoax scandal broke. The letter says administrators quickly decided after learning about the hoax that Te’o hadn’t broken any laws or NCAA rules. Jenkins also said he believes, in the face of intense scrutiny, that Te’o’s story has held up.

    Read it at Associated Press