Everyone, including Notre Dame, would like Manti Te'o to come forward and talk about the fake girlfriend hoax.
Of course they do! It's taking away from the afterglow of last season's 12-0 run.
But they could end all the speculation and conjecture by just releasing the detailed report they paid for. Release the report Jack!
Manti Te'o remains silent. Notre Dame, like most everybody else, apparently wishes he wouldn't. Outside of a prepared statement released by his agency, the former Heisman Trophy runner-up hasn't spoken about the alleged hoax consuming him now, in which a California man purportedly duped Te'o into believing he had a girlfriend named Lennay Kekua who died of leukemia in September. RELATED Hoax mastermind reportedly confesses Manti Te'o cousin describes trusting Photos: Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o Now playing in the banana republic of South Bend: Te'o and the Lying Irish Words examined but truth hard to come by in Te'o hoax Ads by Google In a podcast published Friday morning, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick -- a staunch Te'o advocate -- said the school is nudging its former star linebacker to make his side public. "I don't have any specific knowledge as to how and when," Swarbrick said. "But I can't fathom a circumstance where it doesn't. I sort of share everybody's view that it has to happen. And we are certainly encouraging it to happen. We think it's important and we'd like to see it happen sooner rather than later."