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Manti Te'o

I'M FAR FAR FAR

FROM GAY

1/24/2013 12:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Manti Te'o
just revealed ... he's NOT GAY ... despite rumors he used a fake girlfriend to hide his homosexuality.

Katie Couric asked Manti flat-out whether he's gay because it's the most obvious explanation for the bizarre "Lennay Kekua" hoax -- but Manti replied, "No. Far from it. FAR FROM IT."

Manti also revealed Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's full confession, which Ronaiah sent via Twitter, saying, "I completely accept the consequences to the pain I've caused and it's important that you know the entire truth before anyone else."

Katie played Lennay's voicemails -- and Manti replied, "Sounds like a woman. Incredible talent to do."

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Katie asked why Manti didn't come clean sooner -- Manti said, "I was scared and I didn't know what to do." Manti's parents also had a chance to speak -- and things got emotional.

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Manti also addressed Ronaiah, saying, "You hurt me." And the big question -- how Manti thinks the hoax will affect his draft status ... Manti said, "That I don't know ... Whatever happens happens ... I hope and pray that good happens."

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16.

Murphman    

He's so far far far from gay that he went clear around the world and ended up right next to gay again. In fact, they are spoonin. No seriously...the sweater gave you away.

615 days ago
17.

bittybaby    

ugg .... okay whatever. Sad state of personal life if he couldn't find girlfriend on ND campus or nearby all- girl school St. Mary of The Woods......

615 days ago
18.

Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

I could give a rats ass about the sexual orientation of some non celebrity. WTF happened to this website????

615 days ago
19.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Let it go he is young made a mistake by begin to trusting hopefully he learned by his mistake. It's just growing pains we all have did something in our younger years we are not proud of

615 days ago
20.

Judy    

He's gay...but who cares. Let him come out when he is ready.

615 days ago
21.

Maverick    

Gay, gay, gay.

With all this drama, he has to be. Either that, or he is secretly a Kardashian.

Dude, just come out of the closet. Who really cares? It's 2013.

615 days ago
22.

fuzzy    

I know quite a few idiots that get in relationships online and fall in love yet have never even met. They change their relationship status to married

615 days ago
23.

dude    

Hello, is this thing on!!! Is TMZ even interested that the only reason we are looking at the site is in the hopes there will be news. TMZ is becoming like SNL. I watch SNL only to see if it will actually be funny, but am always disappointed. Im starting to get that feeling. DEAR HARVEY LEVIN, you've come so far. Is this the beginning of the end?

615 days ago
24.

BECKER    

He may not be Gay but he sure isn't straight. Being in love with an Avatar would make him an avasexual

615 days ago
25.

johnnydanger    

This is a boring non-story.

He's annoy'ing.

I dislike apostrophes in annoying F-list names.

615 days ago
26.

taz    

He looks "special". Move on to other stories PLEASE! Every one is tired of this.

615 days ago
27.

fuzzy    

● hey where's the rest of my comment? I can't believe the fools that fall for these fakes! Online love is stupid! They'll even lie

615 days ago
28.

TruthBTold    

No-one is THAT far from being gay! The very fact he claimed that makes him even more gay. He's gayeR, now!!

615 days ago
29.

Eldridge Cleaver    

Methinks the lady doth protest too much. Manti Teo wants some Man ***********.

615 days ago
30.

KnuckleDragger    

There's GAY, and there's NOT GAY. You're either one or the other. Saying you're "far from it" means you're not ruling it out at this particular time...you're keeping your options open. It's called bi-curious.

615 days ago
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