Those who have been pushing for the university to take more action about reports of football players sexually assaulted young women are asking why so much attention was given to the story of star Manti Te'o's fictitious girlfriend.
Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o's story of a girlfriend who died last September broke his fan's hearts. This week, he said she never existed and that he had been duped into believing the woman he was having an "online relationship" with was real. But many questions and contradictions remain.
The cancer charity the cyclist helped found says it is disheartening to hear, finally, Armstrong say that he misled everyone about the doping he now admits. But it also thanks him for the "drive, devotion and spirit he brought to serving cancer patients."
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong said he blood doped or used banned substances in all of his seven Tour de France victories. He also said he didn't believe it was possible to win seven titles without using drugs "in that culture."
The media lionized the football star amid stories of his perseverance after the death of his girlfriend. Now the girlfriend's existence has been called into question, casting an unflattering light on the practices of the media.
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