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Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o (centre) speaks with ESPN's Jeremy Schaap (R) as his attorney looks on in Florida in this handout photo provided by ESPN January 18, 2013. REUTERS/ESPN/Handout

Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o (centre) speaks with ESPN's Jeremy Schaap (R) as his attorney looks on in Florida in this handout photo provided by ESPN January 18, 2013. REUTERS/ESPN/Handout

Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o (centre) speaks with ESPN's Jeremy Schaap (R) as his attorney looks on in Florida in this handout photo provided by ESPN January 18, 2013. REUTERS/ESPN/Handout
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te'o celebrates as he comes off the field after playing his last home game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the second half of their NCAA college football game in South Bend, Indiana, in this November 17, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te'o celebrates as he comes off the field after playing his last home game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the second half of their NCAA college football game in South Bend, Indiana, in this...more

Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te'o celebrates as he comes off the field after playing his last home game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the second half of their NCAA college football game in South Bend, Indiana, in this November 17, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te'o speaks during media day for the 2013 BCS National Championship NCAA football game in Miami, Florida in this January 5, 2013, file photo. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te'o speaks during media day for the 2013 BCS National Championship NCAA football game in Miami, Florida in this January 5, 2013, file photo. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te'o speaks during media day for the 2013 BCS National Championship NCAA football game in Miami, Florida in this January 5, 2013, file photo. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files
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Heisman Trophy candidate, linebacker Manti Te'o from Notre Dame University (L) poses with the Heisman Trophy, awarded to college football's most outstanding player, during a media availability in New York, in this December 7, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files

Heisman Trophy candidate, linebacker Manti Te'o from Notre Dame University (L) poses with the Heisman Trophy, awarded to college football's most outstanding player, during a media availability in New York, in this December 7, 2012, file photo....more

Heisman Trophy candidate, linebacker Manti Te'o from Notre Dame University (L) poses with the Heisman Trophy, awarded to college football's most outstanding player, during a media availability in New York, in this December 7, 2012, file photo. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files
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