Katie Couric Asks Manti Teo If He’s Gay


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Katie Couric pointedly asked the Notre Dame football star whether he was really a part of the hoax as a cover-up for alleged homosexuality; and grilled him on why he lied to his friends and family about having ever met the non-existent Lennay Kekua. Couric confronted Te’o about his claims that he and Kekua tried to communicate through web-chatting programs, yet every time all he saw was a blank box. “Didn’t you think that was a little weird?” Couric asked. “To be honest, no, I didn’t,” he said. “No? Are you that technologyically challenged? I am but someone your age shouldn’t be, right?” an astonished Couric asked. “I saw a black screen and she said, ‘I can see you, you should be able to see me. I don’t know what’s wrong with your camera but I can’t see you,'” he explained. Couric then asked why he wanted an online girlfriend when he is reportedly a “big man on campus.” He explained that Kekua connected with him over Mormonism and their similar ethnic background. Then the daytime host confronted Te’o with the most controversial theories that exists in the wake of this scandal: “One of the many theories making the rounds is somehow you created this whole scenario to cover up your sexual orientation. Are you gay?” she asked. “No, far from it,” Te’o responded with a laugh. “Far from that.” When asked why he lied to his father that Te’o had met Kekua over a holiday break, the football star said, “I regret that the most and it was my way of trying to get my dad’s approval of


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7 thoughts on “Katie Couric Asks Manti Teo If He’s Gay

  1. GSR96814

    Haha far from it…the? way he says it is really ” fishy”

  2. redseasIX

    A simple, “No I am not gay” would have sufficed. The fact that he embellished with? saying, “faaarrrr from it” tells me he is in fact gay.

  3. babyjordyn6102

    He is lying!!! Really! you don’t want to see her face during face Time! I think he is gay and is hiding it from the world.? I would respect him more if he just came out and say it.

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