Manti Te'o Talks Hoax to Katie Couric

Notre Dame linebacker's father says his son "is a kid" and not a liar.
1:25 | 01/23/13

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Our first chance to hear from the football star and his family since deet tails of the scam started coming out up by now many -- -- Some of the convoluted. His girlfriend who he only knew online die the same day as his grandmother in September Taylor eventually discover the girlfriend. Never existed and that he was a victim of an elaborate hoax put together by a 22 year old California man the conflicting stories give the appearance that -- -- Could -- name on it but Notre Dame -- Taylor said. He knew it was a scam in early December however the Heisman finalist continued. To refer to was -- and supposedly dead girlfriend as real in their first television interview on Katie. Taylor's father was near tears as he told Katie Couric his son had nothing to do with the -- Now many people writing about this. Are calling your son a liar. They're saying he. Manipulated. The truth. Really for personal gain. People can some speculate about. What they think he is he he is. I've known -- when news of his life. Then. He's not a liar. His kid. Now the daily news has obtained a copy of the receipt for flowers -- -- sent to the funeral of his purported girlfriend he says that proves that he was not and on the hoax.

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