ESPN covered all the angles concerning the controversies surrounding Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o and disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong.
Friday evening, Te’o told ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap that he was a victim and “never” part of an elaborate hoax.
Armstrong confessed — in an interview with Orpah Winfrey televised Thursday — that he used performance-enhancing drugs when he won seven straight Tour de France crowns. Friday, former teammate Tyler Hamilton reacted to Armstrong’s statements in an interview with Outside The Lines host Bob Ley. The video above is a portion of the interview.
ICYMI: Highlights from the past week on Front Row
• Go inside ESPN Digital Media’s third annual Hackathon, where more than 85 ESPN developers, designers and engineers were given 48 hours to submit working prototypes of what could be ESPN’s next top-ranked digital product.
• A This is SportsCenter spot featuring Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo and his larger-than-life hands launched this week. SportsCenter’s John Anderson shared a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot.
• Jim Boeheim’s Car Wash visit to ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., headquarters on Monday provided a chance for a timely reunion with ESPN Communications publicist Keri Potts, who worked for Boeheim while attending Syracuse University.
• Columnist and commentator Jemele Hill was a panelist for ESPN’s third annual Content of Character special. Front Row spoke to Hill about the roundtable discussion and the importance of social media.
Row of Four
Our favorites from across ESPN over the past week
• ESPN Boston: No blocking out Marcus Camby
• Playbook: Derek Jeter on charity golf, tabloid rumors
• espnW’s Cold List motivates despite the cold weather
• Enjoy an array of photos in this gallery from ESPN Images.