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RYAN JONES / ESPN IMAGES In a photo provided by ESPN, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o pauses during an interview with ESPN on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, in Bradenton, Fla. ESPN says Te'o maintains he was never involved in creating the dead girlfriend hoax. He said in the off-camera interview: "When they hear the facts they'll know. They'll know there is no way I could be a part of this." (AP Photo/ESPN Images, Ryan Jones) MANDATORY CREDIT
RYAN JONES / ESPN IMAGES In this photo provided by ESPN, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o was interviewed Friday by ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap, right, in Bradenton, Fla. “I wasn’t faking it. I wasn’t part of this (scam),” Te’o told ESPN in the off-camera interview.