Still all everyone is talking about ...
- Notre Dame officials say they knew the truth Jan. 4, Margaret Fosmoe and Erin Blasko write in the South Bend Tribune. Manti Te'o's bishop, Jim Carrier, adds his perspective to this saga, Eric Hansen writes. Brian Te'o confirms that he was the source of an October anecdote that appeared in the South Bend Tribune.
- The Chicago Tribune's David Haugh says Te'o is a good kid with bad judgment. Brian Hamilton looks at how this affects Te'o's NFL stock.
- The Observer's Andrew Owens talks to a number of people close to Te'o in light of this past week.
- Te'o's family must deal with this fiasco, too, the New York Daily News' Kevin Armstrong reports from Hawaii. Dick Weiss says that Te'o's string of lies amid this hoax is a crushing blow to the American public.
- The New York Post's Lenn Robbins calls a 15-yard penalty on all for piling on too much, too soon.
- The New York Times' Steve Eder says Te'o's interview had answers but still hasn't settled the riddle.
- Te'o's fake girlfriend history parallels the Tuiasosopos, Rachel George and David Leon Moore write in USA Today.
- Nevada coach Brian Polian, the man who recruited Te'o to Notre Dame, says it is hard to believe Te'o was in on the hoax, Chris Murray writes in the Reno Gazette-Journal.
- Esquire's Charles P. Pierce looks at the lessons of the Te'o scandal.
- SI.com's Tim Layden says the hoax will change sports writing, which is good and bad. Stewart Mandel says the public should have thirst for answers, not retribution.
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