Katie Couric Lands First On-Camera Interview with Manti Te'o and His Parents
Another high-profile sports figure is ready to talk, but this time he won't be speaking to Oprah.
Manti Te'o admits to "tailoring" stories, denies being in on hoax
Manti Te'o, the Notre Dame football star who claims he was the victim of an elaborate hoax involving Lennay Kekua, a girlfriend that never existed, will sit down with Katie Couric for her daytime talk show, Katie. His parents, Brian and Ottilia Te'o, will also be interviewed for the episode, which is scheduled to air Thursday, Jan. 24. (Check your local listings for times.)
This will be the Heisman runner-up's first on-camera interview since it was revealed on Wednesday that his girlfriend wasn't real and did not die from cancer. In a recent interview with ESPN, he admitted to "tailoring" stories about Kekua, whom he'd met online, to imply that he met her before she passed away.
Breaking down linebacker Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend hoax
Several ABC News platforms will run previews of the interview leading up to Thursday's broadcast.
Will you be tuning in?