Manti Te'o ESPN Interview on Alleged Girlfriend Hoax

Jeremy Schapp discusses his interview with Manti Te'o about his alleged "catfish" hoax.
2:56 | 01/21/13

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Now, espn's jeremy schaap, and "gma" legal analyst, dan abrams. Jeremy, you spoke with te'o for 2 1/2 hours. You asked him everything. But some fans, some people still aren't satisfied with his answers. We know he will be speaking with katie. And his parents will be on the show, as well. What do we expect to hear? I think it will be important for people to see him answering these questions. I don't know what the format's going to be. I don't know if it's going to be a live audience or taped. I'm not sure if those details are available yet. But having conducted this interview offcamera, we only took still pictures. We recorded the whole thing. We put a transcript on espn.Com. People want to know how he responds to these questions in terms of his body language. Was he emotional with you? I wouldn't say emotional. There were moments when he took pregnant pauses. He was certainly aware of how much this has weighed on him. But he gave me a straightforward account. He answered 300 questions. And he never portrayed nervousness. He never backtracked. He was very convincing. Dan, what about the legal issues here? Does the damage for more victims change anything? It makes it more likely they'll want to prosecute. In california, one of the states where impersonating someone online is a crime. In california, it's a misdemeanor. If you can expect they can stack up the victims here, and the intent in doing it was to harm, defraud, threaten, et cetera, then there may be prosecution. But again, we're talking about a very small crime and a misdemeanor. But in a really high-profile case, even a misdemeanor takes on greater meaning than it might in an ordinary case. This is such a high-profile case. It's gotten so much coverage. It will continue to do so. What does this mean, jeremy, for te'o's nfl career? I think probably very little. If he goes to the nfl draft combine and has a great performance, he's going to get drafted in the first round. He's probably going to get drafted in the first round, even if he doesn't have a great combine. This is about possibly top of the draft position. Does he go in the top 5 versus the top 15. One way or another, he's going to be a millionaire very soon. It's about on the field. And what about te'o and notre dame? Any legal consequences for them? Some say notre dame should have disclosed this earlier. My question is, why? Why would notre dame come out earlier? They did their own investigation, determined there was no wrongdoing. I don't think there's any -- certainly no legal concern. And I don't think there's a real moral one, with regto notre dame. The question for notre dame, is possibly ncaa violations, i don't see it. Dan abrams, jeremy schaap. Thank you for being with us.

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