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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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46.

oleman    

wow, thought i'd never see the day I'd rather be hearing about lohan or kartrashian.....this story is beyond its 15 min, let it go!!!!

555 days ago
47.

mr.howell     

Not 'gay" then why wouldn't you have a REAL girlfriend!?..instead of a FAKE one!?..duuhh..I suspected this right after the story broke!..

555 days ago
48.

JW    

Okay- that only brings back the question ARE YOU A LIAR OR AN UNBELIEVABLE IDIOT???? Looks like liar to the world. Now go away. 15 minutes are up.

555 days ago
49.

freaksober    

Hes Gay...you can tell by all the SHART in his pants...not that theres anything wrong with that

555 days ago
50.

chloelee29    

He's a liar, he got busted, he's probably gay and in his community I cannot imagine his parents accepting it and its not our business. What he shouldn't have done is make up a girlfriend and one that dies...Dude, c'mon. You got caught. Fess up, all of it and lets move on.

555 days ago
51.

Catrina     

Geez..enough with this dude already!!! What's next TMZ????Rumor has it that he's banging sheep?

555 days ago
52.

disembedded    

Liar, liar!!

555 days ago
53.

dathan    

I agree with freaksober, he seemed to " shart his pants "....in the Katie Couric interview....

555 days ago
54.

acm    

Gay!!!

555 days ago
55.

Caleigh    

Are you gay? Are you kidding me Katie? You asked him that. Leave the guy alone

555 days ago
56.

Cheryl A.    

The fact that he is denying, denying, denying tells me that he is in fact, gay. It doesn't matter to me but if you are, then be gay and shut up.

555 days ago
57.

hunter    

There were complaints about ball grabbing and wiener tugging during fumble scrums when ND was on defense. Now you know the culprit.

555 days ago
58.

Stubaby    

God I hope someone overdoses or gets pregnant so there will be something else on tmz! What's Lindsey doing? I'm sure it's awful and illegal, why isn't anyone looking into that?

555 days ago
59.

KanyeWest    

Yep give us some real news! What's Lindsay Lohan doing now?

555 days ago
60.

Uncle Rufus    

Um....hate to burst all you boys bubbles but, WE'RE ALL GAY! Check out Ron White's stand up on the matter...

555 days ago
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