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Manti Te’o & His Parents To Sit Down With Katie Couric This Week

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Katie Couric just scored a touchdown.

Manti Te’o and his parents Brian and Ottilia will speak with Couric on her syndicated talk show Thursday in what will be the star athlete’s first on-camera interview since the bizarre saga revolving around he and a non-existent dead girlfriend grabbed a stranglehold on the public’s attention span.

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Couric announced on her Twitter page Sunday: “I will be doing the first on-camera interview with Manti Te’o & his parents – this Thursday on @KatieShow.”

As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Te’o’s purported late girlfriend ‘Lennay Kekua’ didn’t actually exist, a hoax the All American defender says he had nothing to do with.

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On Friday, the Notre Dame linebacker gave his first interview to ESPN, and denied any wrongdoing in the situation. He told the network’s Jeremy Schaap, “I wasn’t faking [the relationship] … I wasn’t part of this.”

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