Notre Dame Won't Face Liability Over Manti Te'o Hoax

Law360, New York (January 17, 2013, 7:21 PM EST) -- The revelation that Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o's allegedly deceased girlfriend was an Internet hoax and did not actually exist could lead to a variety of fraud and intellectual property claims against the hoax's perpetrators, but the university may have escaped liability because it did not solicit money for Te'o's Heisman Trophy campaign, sports law experts told Law360 on Thursday.

Te'o, who finished as the runner-up in the Heisman voting while leading the Fighting Irish to an undefeated regular season, confirmed Wednesday evening that his purported...
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