Te'o Tricked By "Sick Joke"?

Was Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o really the victim of a cruel hoax or was the Heisman Trophy runner-up in on it all along? That's just one of the questions being asked today after it was revealed that Te'o had been receiving sympathy over the loss of what appears to have been a fictional girlfriend. He's issued a statement saying he developed an emotional relationship with a woman he met online. He says the two maintained what he thought was an authentic relationship for months via online and phone contact. Te'o was then allegedly duped into thinking the 22-year-old woman was in a serious car accident and later died from leukemia. Deadspin.com reports there is no record that she ever existed. Te'o garnered national media attention for playing through the loss of his grandmother and girlfriend in a 24-hour period in September.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

5 days 1 hour ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is 6-0 Senior Forward Megan Jensen with the St. Francis Borgia Girls Basketball Team. Megan scored 24 points leading Borgia to a 52-47 win over Cardinal Ritter in the championship game of the Borgia/Competitive Edge Tournament Saturday afternoon. In three tournament games last week. Megan scored 63 points and earned MVP honors.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

23 hours 59 min ago

When our daughter turned 13, as part of her birthday celebration we drove 13 seventh-grade girls to the mall. As one of the drivers, I can attest that a vanload of young adolescent girls generates plenty of chatter...and plenty of drama.

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SPORTS CORNER

4 hours 2 min ago

The Blues piled up three first period goals as they knocked off the Panthers, 5-3 at the BB&T Center. David Backes, Jaden Schwartz, and Robby Fabbri all scored in the final eight minutes of the first period to put St. Louis up for good. Brian Elliott had 29 saves in the win. Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal and assist for the Panthers, who have lost three of four. Roberto Luongo gave up three goals on 13 shots before getting pulled.