“I’ve never covered a story this bizarre,” The Nation's Dave Zirin said on yesterday“s Democracy Now! “Nothing even comes close.” What really happened in the case of star Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s fake girlfriend? Whatever turns out to be the truth here, the university’s response, Zirin says, is a scandal of its own.

—James Cersonsky

Read Dave Zirin’s primer on the Manti Te’o fallout.