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Notes: Manti Te’o not picked in 1st round

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o was not taken in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday. And so fans — and even people who don’t normally care about football — will buzz for another 24 hours about the fake girlfriend hoax and its repercussions on his career.

But what likely dropped Te’o to the second round had little to do with the tabloid-ready story of the woman who supposedly died during the season, only for the Heisman Trophy runner-up to acknowledge in January that he had been a victim of a hoax.

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