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3 on 3: Thursday Jan. 17

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Three local superstar panelists take on some of the week's hottest topics on Channel 3 News Today.

This week's panelists are President of the Greater Cleveland YWCA Margaret Mitchell, local attorney Andrew Samtoy and attorney/special prosecutor Jason Wuliger.

Heisman Hoax? You don't have to be a football fan to have a take on this. Within 6 hours, both the grandmother and girlfriend of Notre Dame football superstar Manti Te'o died. It inspired the best linebacker in college football to go out and play the game of his life to beat Michigan State and eventually take Notre Dame to the national championship game.

That was the cover story on ESPN, Sports Illustrated and papers from coast to coast. Wednesday we learned it's all a hoax. The girlfriend never existed, the two never met, and the girl pictured in those stories is alive. While many are saying he pulled a fast one for sympathy, he's saying he was the victim of a hoax.

The 22-year-old Mormon, headed for the NFL, says he did have an online relationship with someone posing as her and he says he's the victim here.

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