Notre Dame Football Player Manti Te'o Speaks Out

Te'o sits down for first in-depth interview following dead girlfriend hoax.
2:36 | 01/19/13

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time about that phantom girlfriend. That elaborate hoax. For the first time in an espn interview manti te'o was asked was in this? If no girlfriend, who was he talking to on the other side of that line? Abc's matt gutman teaming one our partners at espn. Reporter: Manti te'o tonight, calling himself the victim of lies, spanning three years. Were you in any way a part of this? No never. Reporter: Baring all in an exclusive off-camera interview with espn's jeremy schaap. He was asked more than 300 questions in that time. He never demured. Reporter: Admit to falling prey to a so-called "catfish." Manti te'o said perpetuated by this man. Created by this man. One of the most intriguing questions now, who was at the other end of those phones calls? Who was he talking? Manti te'o said that mystery voice he thought was a girlfriend, was acted mostly by a female accomplice of ronaiah. Manti te'o revealed to espn, he was so in love with lennay that he lied to his friends and his parents that he met her. Even though he only knew her over the phone. I even knew that it was crazy that I was with somebody that i didn't meet. So, I kind of, you know, tailored my stories to have people think that, yeah, he met her. Before she passed away so that people wouldn't think that I was some crazy dude. Reporter: They put her through a near-fatal car crash. Before killing her off with leukemia. Then in december, he got a call from ronaiah. The big lie finally unravelled. They said it's lennay. So, we carried on that conversation and I just got mad and I went on a rampage. Like, how could you do this to me? I ended that conversation by saying simply this, lennay, my LENNAY DIED ON SEPTEMBER 12th. Reporter: Manti te'o said that he don't know what would motivate this.

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