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  • Today's News: Our Take - Manti Te'o Talks to Katie Couric About Girlfriend Hoax

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    ###less###p(((great)))"It goes back to what my parents taught me," the Notre Dame football star tells Couric. "To always be there for somebody when they need help."###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))"I hope you have rollover minutes," Couric quips.###less###/p(((great)))
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    ###less###p(((great)))The problem, of course, which ###less###a href="http://www.tvguide.com/news/manti-teo-dead-girlfriend-hoax-1059224.aspx?rss=keywords&partnerid=gatehouse&profileid=celebs"(((great)))came to light last week###less###/a(((great))), is that Te'o's girlfriend did not exist. Lennay Kekua was the product of an elaborate hoax that involved a faked death and numerous falsified social media accounts in service of an inspiring story: a Heisman-candidate linebacker winning a football game hours after his girlfriend tragically passed away after a battle with leukemia.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))The question remains: Was Te'o ###less###a href="http://www.tvguide.com/news/manti-teo-admits-tailored-stories-denies-being-in-on-hoax-1059311.aspx?rss=keywords&partnerid=gatehouse&profileid=celebs"(((great)))in on the stunt###less###/a(((great))), or was he a victim? In his interview with Couric, Te'o recalls being on the phone with the girlfriend when she emerged from a coma.###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))"She started to whisper my name," he said. "And I jumped for joy. I was like, 'She is out! She is talking!' ... I was like, 'See they were right, I... do help her.'"###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))Check out a clip of his interview with Couric below: ###less###/p(((great)))
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    Page 2 of 2 - ###less###p(((great)))What do you think? Is Te'o a perpetrator or a victim?###less###/p(((great)))
    ###less###p(((great)))Couric's full interview with Te'o and his parents, Brian and Ottilia, airs Thursday on ###less###em(((great)))###less###a href="http://www.tvguide.com/news/manti-teo-interview-katie-couric-1059323.aspx?rss=keywords&partnerid=gatehouse&profileid=celebs"(((great)))Katie###less###/a(((great)))###less###/em(((great))). Check local listings for broadcast times.###less###/p(((great)))###less###/br(((great)))
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