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Manti Te'o Deletes Twitter Account

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Manti Te'o Deletes Twitter Account

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Manti Te'o Deletes Twitter Account

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Manti Te'o is the Notre Dame football player who says he met his girlfriend online. The woman wasn't a real person, and Te'o says he was the victim of a hoax.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene.

Manti Te'o won't be tricked again - at least not on Twitter. Te'o's the Notre Dame football player who says he met his girlfriend online. The woman wasn't real, and Te'o says he was the victim of a hoax. He's now deleted his Twitter account. The page had included a quote from author Alexander Dumas: "Life is a storm. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes."

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