Manti Te’o’s “Scandal”: What Would Olivia Pope Do?

It's a brisk winter day in Washington, DC. A scared, humiliated college football star being crushed by the media spotlight and a web of lies, makes his way to a nondescript office, opens the door and says he needs help. He says it's been uncovered that a story about his dying girlfriend, a story that helped to propel him into the national spotlight and made him the face of one of the top football programs in the country, was all a hoax. The media is breathing down his neck. There are questions swirling about how much he knew. Was he in on it? Did he make it all up to get a better shot at a Heisman Trophy or maybe even endorsements? Or is he just a fool who fell in love with a … [Read more...]