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A guide to the Manti Te'o hoax in 11 crazy steps [SLIDESHOW]

Here is what we do know: Lennay Kekua never existed. (The photo attributed to her by several news outlets is an anonymous woman who went to high school with Tuiasosopo.) Te'o had an online relationship with someone pretending to be Lennay Kekua. He told everyone about it, and the media picked up on his tragic and heartwarming story and ran with it all the way to the ratings bank. However, many questions remain. Was he in on it the whole time? (A friend of Tuiasosopo's told Deadspin that he was "80 percent sure" that Te'o was in on it). But why the hell would he do that? It's insane. But if he wasn't in on it, how could be possibly be so stupid? (Photo: CBS News screen grab)
Here is what we do know: Lennay Kekua never existed. (The photo attributed to her by several news outlets is an anonymous woman who went to high school with Tuiasosopo.) Te’o had an online relationship with someone pretending to be Lennay Kekua. He told everyone about it, and the media picked up on his tragic and heartwarming story and ran with it all the way to the ratings bank. However, many questions remain. Was he in on it the whole time? (A friend of Tuiasosopo’s told Deadspin that he was “80 percent sure” that Te’o was in on it). But why the hell would he do that? It’s insane. But if he wasn’t in on it, how could be possibly be so stupid? (Photo: CBS News screen grab)
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