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Manti Te'o Tells Katie Couric He Lied, Briefly: VIDEO


In the first clip released from his forthcoming interview with Katie Couric, Notre Dame quarterback Manti Te'o admits to lying briefly after discovering that he had been hoaxed.

"Katie, put yourself in my situation. I, my whole world told me that she died on Sept. 12. Everybody knew that. This girl, who I committed myself to, died on Sept. 12. Now I get a phone call on Dec. 6, saying that she's alive and then I'm going be put on national TV two days later. And to ask me about the same question. You know, what would you do?"


Do you believe Te'o?

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  1. @OS2Guy: the idea that whatever he fibbed/lied about was as bad as Lance Armstrong sounds like a gross exaggeration. Did it help him play football better? Did he make any money off of it? Was it something that would give him some sort of advantage over his classmates? If not, why should anyone care?

    The press reports indicate that someone pulled a prank on him. Years ago, such a prank might have resulted in some laughter from some guy's friends, and that would be it. It wouldn't be on national TV.

    Posted by: Bill | Jan 24, 2013 3:11:04 PM

  2. He lied even before his phantom "love of his life" went into a coma, for which he never visited her? He lied after "she" got cancer and he never visited her? He lied when "she" died and he couldn't attend the funeral? He lied when "she" called him from the grave? Seems to me the only sin worse for a Mormon idolater of his parents to commit is to admit to being gay. As to just how "far from gay" this young closet case is turns out to be 360 degrees.

    Posted by: Thomas Cardellino | Jan 24, 2013 8:09:51 PM

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