MANTI Te'o made a name for himself while playing football at the University of Notre Dame.

He then went on to join the NFL in 2013, after he was selected by the San Diego Chargers.

Manti Te'o is a football linebacker born on January 26, 1991, in Laie, Hawaii.

While playing at Notre Dame, he received All-American honors and eight national awards.

His skills on the field eventually led him to the NFL, where he has played for the Chargers, New Orleans Saints, and Chicago Bears.

Back in 2013 when the news broke that Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o had a relationship with a young lady who didn't exist,

he presumably felt that it couldn't deteriorate. Furthermore, in numerous ways he was correct.

The catfishing that he was victim of derailed his career and is now the dominant thought when you hear his name.

Netflix has made a new two-part documentary “Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist”

about the saga and its aftermath, told, somewhat surprisingly, from the point of view of Ronaiah ‘Naya’ Tuiasosopo, the trans woman who perpetuated the hoax.

about the saga and its aftermath, told, somewhat surprisingly, from the point of view of Ronaiah ‘Naya’ Tuiasosopo, the trans woman who perpetuated the hoax.

The 31-year-old is now a free agent, meaning he could leave Chicago to sign with other teams.