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Sports agent Drew Rosenhaus: Te'o should come clean, and if he does he'll be fine

Questions continue to swirl around what exactly happened between Notre Dame Linebacker Manti Te’o and a woman he claims was his girlfriend.

The story went viral on Wednesday night after sports website published a piece dismissing the existence of Te'o's girlfriend - the one who he said died around the same time his grandmother did, and while his team marched toward the BCS National Championship Game. Not too long after the story released, the university held a news conference saying Te'o was the victim of a "elaborate hoax." Te'o, the Heisman Trophy runner-up, released a statement saying he was embarrassed that he was the victim of a "sick joke."

Yet even after the statements and a concluded investigation by Notre Dame, many still say the story does not add up. Media have been converging outside a football camp in Florida where Te'o is preparing for the NFL draft, where he is expected to sign a multi-million dollar deal.

Sports agent Drew Rosenhaus, who represents about 170 active football players through his agency Rosenhaus Sports, shares what he would advise if he were representing Te’o.

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