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Manti Te'o

I'M FAR FAR FAR

FROM GAY

1/24/2013 12:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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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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76.

GabyO    

If there was no stigma for being gay, we wouldnt have this mess.

552 days ago
77.

DeeMaree    

I hear it cam take years to accept your gayness especially when the culture you come from is against homosexuality. Maybe he doesn't understand yet that to be attracted to a man even if he is talking like a woman probably means your gay. When he accepts it, I wouldn't come out until pro career was over.

552 days ago
78.

WhatsUrDefinition of crazy    

Wow....maybe he says he's not because he feels that ur not gay if your on top... Just a thought ...

552 days ago
79.

Gerald Lopez    

This all makes sense now. He is so trying to hide the fact that he is gay. Never mind the fact that he sucks as a player, I doubt he would have been drafted in the first round

552 days ago
80.

Rob    

Thi is ALL as gay as ****. A MAN would be all about beating the crap out o*****uy that pretended to be a chick. A *** would be all about, "Oh, I'm not gay."

PLEASE! Now give this bull**** some rest.

552 days ago
81.

Snoopy    

Who gives a SH*T. Please stop with the stories on this loser which half TMZ readers probably never heard of. OVERKILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

552 days ago
82.

Jimmy B    

Is it possible to get a degree from Notre Dame and be this dumb. They should have their accreditation revoked!

552 days ago
83.

bus4bud    

Is being gay a bad thing? So what if he is? As the hone boo boo kid say, 'everybody's a little gay'.

552 days ago
84.

Angela.H    

Who is ugly dude ? No one cares about him, he is nothing but a lier !!

552 days ago
85.

Joan K    

Oh, he's gay alright, he wanted fame anyway he could get it and it is backfiring in his fugly face.

552 days ago
86.

paul a.    

Katie is an a-hole

552 days ago
87.

T-Roy    

Actually. Someone who takes imaginary girls online who never meets them and lives in a delusion is probably more often a closet gay, than someone who dates a real girl he can see and feel.

552 days ago
88.

Raphaloujo    

Who cares so deeply about Manti's sexuality but society themselves who are trying to hide their own sexual truths in deviance. So what if he may or may not be Gay, leave the kid alone. Manti's story has not hurt anyone emotionally, but Manti, and the parties directly involved. Why do we Americans love hateful, hurtful, and bullying Gossip?!

552 days ago
89.

Babycakes    

Oh boo hoo hoo "You hurt me" Grow the F*** up already dude! You are the one who went along with this for 3 F'in years. What normal guy in college would rather 3 Years on the phone with some fantasy girlfriend that they have never met rather than be banging a real girl from down the hall? You may not be gay but you live in some weird fantasy world and that is not NORMAL at all!

552 days ago
90.

jimi    

far far far far far far far far far far far from gay

552 days ago
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