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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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197 COMMENTS

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31.

dathan    

It's time for Harvey to " OUT " both parties ....in this online drama.!!

449 days ago
32.

kia1993    

Im a female n i.hv bn tricked b4 too so i kno wat he is going thru...plus i thnk he yummy n guna be Rich as muthafuka!!!!!!!!!!!

449 days ago
33.

batterup    

So Harvey, is he or isnt he?

449 days ago
34.

Carl    

His being gay would make a lot of sense. A star player for one of the best college football teams in the country should have no problem whatsoever meeting women. It would be sad actually if he is gay and still doesn't feel like he can come out of the closet.

449 days ago
35.

Mr. Clean    

Who cares either way. The **** that makes the news sometimes is amazing.
I don't care if they are both madly in love, I don't care if it all was a joke gone bad. Who gives a flying foxtrot?
And the idea that it will hurt his football career when there's already people who've done time in the NFL? Please.

449 days ago
36.

cathy    

If you're not ready to come out, you're just not.
Think mom knows, dad? humm
Probably still not ready because of family , sports and the world.
I asked a gay friend if hes gay.
Answer was yes.

449 days ago
37.

Jennyfrenzy     

Who cares.

449 days ago
38.

IceGypsy    

OMFG!! Of all the things going on in the world today, why are we still reading stories about this. No one cares..let it go!

449 days ago
39.

MJB's #1 Fan    

So -- a football player with HUGE potential for the NFL has to resort to the internet for a girlfriend? GTFOH.

It doesn't make a bit of sense. All the women AND men on his campus -- he could have whoever he wanted and he goes to the internet and has a "relationship" with someone that doesn't have a camera on their computer, tablet or phone? GTFOH

Te Te is gay gay. And it's all good. No one cares, but his story has so many holes in it, that he is ruining his chances at this going away.

Te Te -- stop doing interviews and try to get hired by someone that hasn't heard your questionable story.

449 days ago
40.

Sassy    

Ronaiah probably had a friend play the girl, but he more than likely won't tell who she is.

449 days ago
41.

Toilethead    

I don't believe him.

449 days ago
42.

olu32    

He's as gay as a 3 dollar bill.

449 days ago
43.

EarlyCuyler    

Manti is gay! That is why this whole thing started. He likes dick in his butt and mouth. End of story.

449 days ago
44.

happyday    

The weirdest part of this story is that Cardinals player who said he met Lennay in person and that he was close to her family!? WTF is that about??? Nothing about any of this makes any sense.

449 days ago
45.

Parker    

Please...he hangs out at Rosie's Cantina where the garbage bins are and is on his knees alot....fat azz homo!

449 days ago
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