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Thursday on ‘Katie’: Manti Te’o Speaks about Girlfriend Hoax

NEW YORK (WGGB) — For the first time since it was revealed that Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o never existed, he speaks exclusively to Katie Couric about the controversy that has everyone talking.

Here is one excerpt from his interview:

COURIC: “You stuck to the script. And you knew that something was amiss, Manti.”

TE’O: “Correct.”

COURIC: “Why?”

TE’o: “Well, if—anybody put yourself in my situation. Katie, put yourself in my situation. I, my whole world told me that she died on September 12th. Everybody knew that. This girl, who I committed myself to died on September 12th. Now I get a phone call on December sixth, saying that she’s alive and then I’m gonna be put on national TV two days later. And to ask me about the same question. You know, what would you do?”

You can watch Couric’s entire interview with Manti Te’o and his parents Thursday at 4:00 p.m. on ABC40.

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