January 24, 2013 in Sports

Te’o talks to Couric


Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o has told Katie Couric that he briefly lied about his online girlfriend after discovering she didn’t exist. Te’o said in an interview to air today on Couric’s show that he didn’t lie until December, believing Lennay Kekua had died of cancer. He received a phone call in December from a woman saying she was Kekua, whom he believed had died in September. Te’o said, “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?” Te’o maintained he had no part in creating the hoax. – AP

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