The story of Te’o and his fake girlfriend is a complex and mysterious one, which Netflix’s new two-part documentary
Refresher on Manti Te’o catfishing scandal that rocked college football as new Netflix doc premiere
Only, his girlfriend didn't actually die. His girlfriend, the media discovered, didn't even exist.
Football player Manti Te'o, who learned in 2012 that his late online girlfriend was not only alive but also not the person she claimed
The story of Te'o and his fake girlfriend is a well-known one, but the story of Tuiasosopo
-- the college football superstar who fell for one of the most famous catfishing scams to date
He contends he never heard the phrase burned into our collective online dating lexicon until Christmas 2012.