04:10 - Source: CNN
How the Te'o girlfriend hoax began

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Notre Dame player Manti Te'o says he is the victim of an online hoax

New reports suggest Te'o's alleged girfriend may not have existed

Comments, jokes and memes emerge from all corners of social media

Manti Te’o’s Twitter bio reads: “Life is a storm.. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.”

Well, as we all know now, that storm has most definitely come. Time to man up.

Let’s get started, shall we?

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