Rock: Manti Te'o, Lance Armstrong, Wilt Chamberlain and other hoax sports stories
SALT LAKE CITY — I'm having a hard time trusting anyone these days, and it's only partially due to election-season fatigue. More recently, a couple of high-profile athletes have bombed the John Q. Public lie detector test.
One is Manti Te'o, the Notre Dame linebacker who says he was duped into believing a girlfriend he met online had died. Apparently she never existed; it was a hoax perpetrated by a friend of Te'o, or maybe Te'o himself.
While details are fuzzy, one thing is obvious: Someone was lying.
Then there's Lance Armstrong's admission — after more than a decade of denial — that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France seven times.
This has discouraged but not deterred me from seeking the truth. In fact, it has motivated me. In my research, I've discovered some shocking facts on other enduring sports tales.
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