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We’re all having a moment now, one we have yet to figure out. It’s creepy watching video clip after video clip of Te’o talking about Kekua, a ghost who now appears to be a complete fabrication.
Te’o’s silence isn’t helping. He’s gone from being the most decorated college football player of all time to the most ridiculed. Despite his and Notre Dame’s assertions that Te’o is the victim of this hoax, there are still plenty of doubts. We really do need to hear from him.
In the meantime, all journalists, including myself, should use this as a textbook lesson that the ethics of quality journalism should always be in force, regardless of the story someone may want to tell and we think someone may want to read.
Michael Wanbaugh is the managing editor of The Goshen News. He began covering Notre Dame football in 1996.