Te'o was a popular high school football player who had a full scholarship to Notre Dame.

The protagonist experiences tragic events one after another, but the most devastating is when he discovers his girlfriend never existed.

Netflix released a documentary about the Te'o, Tuiasosopo and the elaborate 2013 hoax.

A man created a fake girlfriend as a way to come to terms with her own gender dysphoria.

The author chose to write about Manti Te'o and Naya Rivera's story specifically.

The writer chose to lead with a story about Naya, rather than football-focused episodes.

In July, she posted an update that said: “I have 4 new tumors.

The author is a sports fan but found the protagonist's story more interesting.

The researchers reported that they were surprised by the lack of surprises during the research and reporting process.