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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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61.

bluejeans    

JESUS CHRIST GOD ALMIGHTY ENOUGH STUPID TE'O STORIES ALREADY! Nothing better going on in H0-Wood?

585 days ago
62.

crazy k    

He was in on it, and did it so he could play the sad card to win the Heisman Trophy!

585 days ago
63.

chaozz    

NOBODY CARES!!!!!!

585 days ago
64.

Redskin_Chick    

At first this story was so interesting, now I could give 2 sh*ts. Its getting old.

585 days ago
65.

chewie    

gawd almighty ! it's a bugger we have to keep reading how obtuse this guy is ! enough already !

585 days ago
66.

Vote2012    

Who cares, this guy lied to get media and press coverage in order to get more exposure and his name in the news. The media is falling for this scam artist. Look who he picked to do his interview, perky Katie who will throw softball questions at him, he will tear up and the public will feel sorry for him. They should get Mike Ditka or Bobby Knight to interview this clown, those guys would ask tough questions and make this guy look like a fool.

585 days ago
67.

Vote2012    

This is the trash we now call news in this country, it shows how low the media is in this country

585 days ago
68.

Socalpimp    

quit giving this jackass attention...his 15 minutes are up

585 days ago
69.

peoplearesilly    

I guess websites like this care about this crap, but most of us don't. As usual, the media making a big thing over something most of us don't give a flying "F" about. Most of us don't even know who the hell he is nor do we care.

585 days ago
70.

Starwatcher2012    

I am still totally and utterly confused how you can carry on a "emotional" relationship with someone you have never seen or met. You've only conversed over the Internet. Are you that naive? Goodness I hope not!!!!

585 days ago
71.

DaDa    

This is Katie Couric we're talking about here, I don't think that she has a bottom line. All it's about is money. Show advertisers spend tens off millions of dollars and she gets A LOT of it.

585 days ago
72.

Spicy mag    

Nobody on planet earth gives a ****. Peddle this story on planet Ork.

585 days ago
73.

IceGypsy    

OMG why has this turned into the Never Ending Story? Let it go already no one cares!!

585 days ago
74.

OH NO!    

**** YOU TMZ. Still don't care about this bull**** story. Make it go away!!!

585 days ago
75.

nevermore    

all the major stories across the world and we're still talking about THIS? Why is this even still news?

585 days ago
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