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Manti Te'o admits to Katie Couric he lied about girlfriend hoax

Some portions of Katie Couric's interview with Notre Dame linebacker  Manti T'eo — taped Tuesday — aired earlier on “Good Morning America” and he admits that he briefly lied after learning the girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, was a hoax. Here's a portion of the ABCNews.com story sent out a short while ago — check back here later for more (and if you missed this morning's "Today," the so-called "fake girlfriend" - Diane O'Meara also spoke out...):

“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,” Te'o said. Te'o said he received a phone call Dec. 6 from a woman claiming she was Kekua, even though Kekua had allegedly passed away three months earlier. “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 said. 

Tags: katie couric , manti-te'o , good morning america

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