January 25, 2013 |
Katie Couric went there. During her televised interview with Manti Te'o over the infamous girlfriend hoax, she asked whether the All-American linebacker from Notre Dame was gay. "Are you gay?” Couric asked during the interview that was televised Thursday on her nationally syndicated television show. ”No, far from it, far from it,” Te'o replied with an undertone of nervous laughter. Te'o, who led Notre Dame to the BCS national championship game and was the runner-up in voting for the Heisman Trophy as college football's best player, was duped into believing he had a loving online relationship with a girl named Lennay Kekua.
March 27, 2013 |
Manti Te'o gave the 40-yard dash another try after clocking a less-than-impressive time of 4.82 at the NFL combine. At Notre Dame's pro day Tuesday, Te'o ran the sprint in 4.69 seconds, according to Notre Dame's unofficial clock. That means Te'o shaved off about one-tenth of a second from his initial time. It might not be a drastic improvement, but it's definitely a step in the right direction. "I felt good. I'm at home now," Te'o told reporters. "I was very pleased with how I performed.
January 23, 2013 |
This week, Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o sat down for his first on-camera interview to discuss the controversy surrounding his girlfriend hoax. But he wasn't sitting across from Oprah Winfrey, the current queen of the sports world exclusive. He was talking to Katie Couric. So how did Couric manage to beat out Winfrey for the juicy get? After all, Winfrey just snagged international coverage and a reported audience of 28 million worldwide for her exclusive two-part sit-down with disgraced cycling star Lance Armstrong.
January 17, 2013 |
Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick held a news conference about the Manti Te'o controversy Wednesday night. You can watch the entire news conference above. Some highlights: Question: You said this is an online relationship, yet Manti has talked about speaking with a person he thought was Lennay. Did a person, in effect, take her position and talk to Manti as if she were his girlfriend? Swarbrick: Yeah, online and telephonic. There were lengthy, long telephone conversations.
January 17, 2013 |
Well, that didn't take long. After news broke Wednesday that Manti Te'o's supposed girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, never existed, an Internet meme making fun of Te'o -- called #Teoing -- popped up. People are posting various photos to the Tumblr account to joke about the false relationship. There's a photo of a man with his arm wrapped around the air with the caption: "Me and my hottie girlfriend. " Another photo shows a dog talking on the phone with the caption: "Hello Yes, this is Lennay Kekua.
January 21, 2013 |
Manti Te'o is finally ready to talk, on camera, about his fake girlfriend. And it won't be with Oprah. It will be with Katie Couric. The Notre Dame linebacker will be interviewed along with his parents in a segment that will be shown on Couric's show, "Katie," on Thursday, according to the show's website . Te'o, who was a Heisman Trophy finalist and led his team to the BCS title game, became a sensation last week when it was revealed that...