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Sports log: Kelly says hoax may have hurt Te’o’s play

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Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o didn’t show any signs of being affected by the girlfriend hoax leading up to the BCS title game, but his play indicates it may have taken a toll, coach Brian Kelly said in a conference call. Kelly said so far everything that has come out about the girlfriend hoax matches up with what Te’o told him when he called him on Dec. 26. Despite all that’s happened, Kelly said he will still remember Te’o as one of the best teammates and leaders he’s been around . . . The same Sports Illustrated story that alleged Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis obtained a banned deer-antler spray also contained a report that several Alabama football players received Sports with Alternatives to Steroids products prior to the Crimson Tide's January 2012 win over LSU in the BCS national title game. The report also said LSU players used the products prior to beating Alabama in November 2011.

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