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Manti Te'o

Giving First On-Camera Interview to Katie Couric

1/20/2013 2:59 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0120_katie_couric_manti_teo_gettyManti Te'o will finally go on camera to talk about the recent girlfriend hoax controversy ... and Katie Couric is the lucky broadcaster to score the interview.

Te'o spoke to ESPN's Jeremy Schaap on Friday, but not on camera. During that interview, Te'o admitted he handled the Lennay Kekua situation poorly ... but maintained he was in no way involved with the hoax.

The Notre Dame linebacker told Schaap he only realized for sure this past week that he was being duped.

According to ABC News, Couric will sit down with Te'o and his parents, Brian and Ottilia Te'o. The interview will air this Thursday.

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Smart    

guess nobody will see it then. katie couric SUCKS!

618 days ago
17.

Nancy    

Guy parading his epic stupidity on the world stage. Go away and STAY away until you grow a brain.

618 days ago
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paul a.    

I suggest he review some of her past interviews. She is a wolf in sheep's clothing and will humiliate him.

All she cares about is looking smart and good.

Pure evil.

618 days ago
19.

Metta Worldhate    

For all you TMZ people who don't follow sports. Manti Te'o was one of the best linebackers in the country who led Notre Dame to the championship game and is a closeted homosexual who told everyone he had a girlfriend who died of cancer for attention and to protect his sexual orientation. Then that was found out to be a fake and now the media is protecting him and claiming he was tricked and shoveling us lies. It's a big story because he's going to be the first active openly gay NFL player in a few months, if he can ever see past his Mormonism. Yes, Tebow's gay as well, but he will hide it longer.

618 days ago
20.

my 2 cents    

Just think Notre Dame will be giving him a diploma !

618 days ago
21.

steve    

He does not care! He knows he got fooled and life goes on. Only thing he or his agent cares about is what pick/round he goes in the NFL draft and how much money he will sign for! As for ND, they are done with him and this whole thing. They have now created a bit of distance between them and Te'o. They want nothing more to do with this matter. He as completed his classes and no longer is on campus. He is training in Florida!.

618 days ago
22.

Paul    

Loser is gonna make money off this hoax.. I hope they pass him up in the NFL. Unless he is doing the interview for free, which I doubt.

618 days ago
23.

Jannie    

Seriously. I've had enough of this cr@p, TMZ. I'll be back in a week when this Manatee guy is no longer relevant.

618 days ago
24.

zombie    

WHO CARES?????????

618 days ago
25.

Jay W.     

It would be nice to split Katie in half like a log. There is something very appealing about her and it is not her interviewing skills.

618 days ago
26.

spectator72    

His next move Celebrity Ghost Stories

618 days ago
27.

JOHN     

I GOT IT, TWO MINDLESS DUPES! FOR THE PRICE, OF 10CENTS, WORTH OF INTELLIGENCE, AWESOME VALUE!

618 days ago
28.

Joey    

I wonder how much money he is getting to continue his lie on National TV This A$$ HOLE is as guilty as teh University of ND for teh cover up

618 days ago
29.

HoTMZ    

I wonder if NBC regrets following jealous Matt Lauer's demands to get rid of Katie, he wanted to be the it man on the Today show but even the sharter overshadows him...

618 days ago
30.

Mikey    

He'll get a picture of himself with Katie Couric and then tell everyone Katie was his girlfriend but she dumped him.

618 days ago
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