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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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76.

nevermore    

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

451 days ago
77.

Deborah    

Who the "F" cares? I am so sick of this story. Someone got conned on the internet.... "Not so big story". Good luck Katie, I won't be watching this circus. You all are making this story bigger than "Sandy Elementary". What is wrong with you?

451 days ago
78.

jewelgrl    

Over this story...Next!

451 days ago
79.

comicjc    

What he should have said is "I am gay". The only reason a big "manly" football player fakes having a girlfriend is because he likes to smoke pole from time to time. This too will eventually come out. You heard it here first. Te'o is a homo!

451 days ago
80.

mya89    

What's next... Oprah interviewing this irrelevant poopball player

451 days ago
81.

JesusSaves    

I agree...this story is a waste of space!

451 days ago
82.

DangerDani666    

Watch Catfish, it's easy to see how desperate people can be so gullible. I don't know why this is so unbelievable,football palyers aren't really known for brains!I think his "friend" that tricked him either wanted to eff with him mentally to stall his careeer or is secretly in love with him.

451 days ago
83.

Deborah    

Who gives a chit? With everything else going on in this world. Katie your time is up and what is his face? Your time is up too!

451 days ago
84.

Tmz007    

I hope this tool has some deep pockets, cause identity theft pays pretty good nowadays!

451 days ago
85.

Harfy    

That just shows you, never trust an Indian !

451 days ago
86.

a long time Leno fan!    

zzzzzZZzZzZzzzz.....wake me when the interiew is over. thanks!

451 days ago
87.

Home Skillet    

Hey TMZ ... enough with the effin' Manti Te'o stories, please! Christ ... I'd take another Lindsay Lohan's getting outta jail again free stories over this boring sh1t.

451 days ago
88.

Sally    

Thank goodness it is Katie and not Oprah,now I can watch the program.

451 days ago
89.

backfire    

Our country is falling apart and everyone is suffering...do you think i care about this nitwit who is too old to be so naive or people singing and dancing at the inaugural? What are they partying about....what is so terrific? why do we care about this silly young man?

451 days ago
90.

DOK    

www.getfitwithkaren.com

451 days ago
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