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First man -- -- Other girlfriend this -- living and breathing team's seat posting new photos showing man tie with a girl he apparently started dating shortly after the death.
-- his fake girlfriend.
He reportedly gave the Saint Mary's College student for two months before breaking up with her.
And that -- not all teams he just found out so we went straight to TMC's Mike Walters for the latest.
Mike nice to -- -- what I.
-- thanks for having me Greta this story is getting bigger and more unbelievable was -- goes on yeah and -- teams he spoke to a witness.
That's right basically what happened is a couple people that were fans of Notre Dame one being a booster that I spoke with got a ball -- Twitter with this.
Fake girlfriend and the -- girlfriend's sister who then passed away and during the time that they talked.
That she actually set up a meeting where she would go meet with the sister after the death and kind of give her condolences.
Well guess what when she showed up.
The of -- -- the game now I will tell you but Greta I just got off the phone with people very very close to him -- advising him how to deal with the situation.
He was not involved in this hoax I am telling you that after working on this story for several days op Ed talking a lot of people this kid was just naive.
He was involved with the girl online he started talking nor he talked -- on the phone and I know it sounds a little weird that he didn't have any physical contact.
Or -- web chat with -- but I can tell you his reaction now.
Is honest and genuine and that's coming from people.
Very close with him he was not involved in this and he did not I -- about it.
Why do you -- you out you mean my anti.
Tale is not involved not the friend who apparently has -- set up this imaginative fiction this girlfriend right.
That that's right I mean -- type that tale if you look at the reports that came out in the first few days people are calling into question.
How did he not know about this how do you have a relationship for over a year with a young lady in college when you've never seen her before nor have you interacted with her person and also you know people can't really believe.
That this was such a great story during the Heisman campaign where his grandmother and his girlfriend died on the same day and then that next Saturday he goes out and -- -- several on the football field and -- sky rockets into become.
The top of level in the Heisman chase.
People started to question whether he.
Kind of knew about the hoax and he used it to propel himself but I can tell you that is absolutely not true I just don't see it Greta and I have talked to a lot of people about this but there is.
What like you said one thing.
There's a gentleman here that it's gonna have to deal with this this guy who got on -- and -- that he was somebody else and then got this.
All star in their community in trouble.
I think it's gonna have to pay and I bet you that this kid is just torn apart by what happened.
Well I'm curious -- apparently on December 6.
Man -- -- learned about this that it was a hoax but then two days later I think was the Heisman.
Is that he was still carrying the theme forward.
Was it that he did know how to act -- -- that point me why was he still Leo run -- with the ball so to speak two days later.
What's a good question basically what I'm being told is that -- right on December 6 he found out about it he actually got a phone call from the same.
Phone number that he had been talking to his girlfriend on obviously being shocked by that to hold his advisors its goal they started talking about -- figured out listen.
This guy was one of the biggest football players in the country his team was undefeated going into a championship football game he decided look I'm gonna kind of let this slide because I don't -- -- have a distraction for my team it's not fair.
He kind of felt embarrassed like.
You know this is the kind of thing that he didn't want to let out there right before -- the last two weeks and the big game.
Of his career of his wife so far and you know what a lot of people that I talk to on the football team are telling me.
Look this was -- the right thing to do and the nice thing to do for the rest of his team so that that the whole time during the game.
This wasn't the headline and the distraction for everybody instead.
Then playing football was the story.
I big guy who is behind the hoax.
Any certain reflection -- thoughts on why was this just like a really the set idea that really blew up in his face a hoax that that was -- may -- sound like a good idea when he started but turned out to be a disaster was -- some sort of sinister reason.
Are monetary -- Jersey trying to get even with -- tight why the hoax.
What I know so far -- is that it looks like this thing is kind of the new age social media.
Break there's even a TV show on MTV called cap is where they do this to people and they film it.
It sounds like right now it's just a sick sick joke that -- -- too far and included a very naive.
Kind of gullible person who we also is a football player in this this magnetic guy but in his personal life he's quiet he's religious shelter type person in high school and college and fell for the trick now I can tell you that.
We're not actually office so was his name and this guy has been in hiding ever since it happened there's been -- struck down part of his house for days people are waiting for him to comment but.
I can tell you that so far -- type.
-- has not said.
This is the guy I'm angry out of I'm really pissed off -- that hasn't happened but -- I think we'll probably hear from this guy and his family and if you don't know that we got the soap was Greta.
Very famous football family in the United States several family members in the NFL several family members -- is a major football team so.
This is got to be very embarrassing for them and I think in their community they're probably gonna figure out how to deal with this and come forward to the public.
I like you know once the next two days to get the very latest I'm going to DMZ that company has are all over the so tired that I could have -- -- -- work.
Critical attitude I don't see it thank yes.