Manti Te’o and Things We Do For Love

3 min readAug 21, 2022
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For love, Manti Te’o formed a long-term, long-distance relationship with a woman he’d never met and would never meet. The former University of Notre Dame football phenom and NFL linebacker claimed this woman as his girlfriend. He believed she suffered life-threatening injuries in a car crash that left her confined to a hospital bed. He whispered through a phone to her shallow breathing every night for a month, until he…


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