South Bend, Ind. - We could hear from Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o today, according to ESPN.
Te’o claims to be the victim of an elaborate hoax.
On Wednesday, an exhaustive report saying that Te'o's girlfriend did not exist, was published by deadspin.com.
All season long, Te'o has told the story of his girlfriend dying of cancer on the same day his grandmother passed away in September.
The story built a public campaign of sympathy and support for the linebacker, who came in second in the Heisman voting.
In a statement, Te'o admitted he never met the woman in person, but claims he was the victim of an online hoax.
Notre Dame is defending Te'o, saying he was not part of the hoax -- and was simply too trusting.
Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick says his faith has not been shaken in Te'o "one iota."
Swarbrick says an investigation by a firm the school hired has convinced him that Te'o was duped into an online relationship with a woman whose death was then faked by the perpetrators of the hoax.