The Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax is a textbook example of a "Catfish" relationship -- a relationship between a real person and an online impersonator. Kids can fall for a Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax, too.
Manti Te'o was Notre Dame's star linebacker. But was he also a liar? Notre Dame says Manti Te'o was duped by an online hoax about a fictional girlfriend, and her death, during the football season. Who knew about the hoax?