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Manti Te'o's Twitter Account Is Back Up -- But It's Not Actually Him

A classic fake account.

Last week, many Twitter users were surprised to see Manti Te'o back on the social media platform -- he had notably deactivated his account during the Super Bowl so he could focus on the upcoming NFL Draft. 

However, it appears that this account is a fake -- both Manti's father and his former teammates are trying to spread the word that it is not really him:

Hopefully not too many people are fooled by the fake account, but it is interesting that they seem to have activated Te'o's old Twitter handle -- they apparently have access to all prior tweets that Manti actually sent out when it was his handle. However, Twitter did remove the official "verified" checkmark that was next to that Twitter handle in the past.

Watch out for imposters, folks.