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Why Te'o Girlfriend Hoax Still Matters

Matthew Emmons/USA Today

It's been nearly two weeks since Deadspin dropped its biggest story ever: Manti Te'o's girlfriend — the one who died within hours of his grandmother's death, the one whose story became part of his Heisman campaign, the one who Te'o spoke of repeatedly — never existed.

And yet, despite Te'o and Ronaiah Tuiasosopo becoming national names and punchlines, despite Notre Dame stepping up for one of its best football players in a way it didn't for a young woman who committed suicide after alleging sexual assault against a...

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