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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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31.

disembedded    

Katie Couric?? Okay, I smell a candy-coated coverup coming!

586 days ago
32.

Mikey    

It seems this guy has already taken to many hits to the head before he even gets into the pros.

586 days ago
33.

Throwback kid    

Will Manti Teo have his fake girlfriends family sitting next to him for support? He said over and over how her family (who he also never met) helped him through her make believe death. I still can't figure out if this was the love of his life, why he never felt the need to spend holidays with her? visit her in the hospital after her car accident? visit her in the hospital while she had cancer? Not attending her funeral? Never meeting her fake family? This guy sounds like he should be in therapy, he seems to have deep emotional problems, he also doesn't tell the truth

586 days ago
34.

daringsugar    

You may as well have Mrs. Cleaver interview him! Couric was picked because she gives softball interviews!

586 days ago
35.

Laura    

I'm not sure she's the lucky broadcaster..I don't think Oprah or Lance came out of their interview very well.

586 days ago
36.

speakMYbrain    

HE IS GAY.....really. think about it

586 days ago
37.

HillbillyHell    

Manti announced he's moving to The Castro in San Francisco.

586 days ago
38.

hunter    

Better save the money from these interviews because he will break down from the razzing he will ger from the nfl'ers.

586 days ago
39.

Luke    

Why?

586 days ago
40.

hunter    

The cousins will see some of the interview proceeds as part of the confidentiality agreement.

586 days ago
41.

freaksober    

he might have a fake girlfriend....but thats real SHARD in his pants...

586 days ago
42.

Lisa    

Wat not Oprah everybody goes too Oprah

586 days ago
43.

USA#1    

Makes sense that a phony so called sorry excuse for a journalist like Katie Couric would be doing a story about another phony and a hoax.

586 days ago
44.

hunter    

He needs to get drafted by Pittsburgh so that he can get protected by Polamalu. Alameda Ta'amu got charged with 15 counts (including assault on a police officer) but he only got suspended for two games and is still on the team (via ESPN). Chris Rainey (not Samoan) allegedly slaps his girlfriend and immediately gets cut. Bottom line: It's okay to hit a cop to keep your job.

586 days ago
45.

Nvts    

I hope she rips him a new one...just like she did to Sarah Palin!!!!!!!!!!

586 days ago
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