This is so sad, and at the same time so strange. Was he in on the hoax? Is it possible to be in a relationship for that long but never actually see the person? It doesn't seem "doable" to me, but I'm from a different generation t han Manti Te'o. If the girlfriend was not a real person, who was he exchanging phone calls and online contacts with? And why would the person posing as the girlfriend do such a thing? Strange.