Katie Couric will interview Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o in his first television interview since the strange story broke Wednesday that his supposed girlfriend never existed, the New York Times reports.
Te'o claims that he was not pretending to have a girlfriend who recently died of Leukemia, but that he was instead the victim of an elaborate hoax.
Ms. Couric’s interview will be televised on Thursday on “Katie,” the syndicated talk show she began last fall, a spokeswoman for the show said on Sunday. Excerpts from the interview will be broadcast in advance on “Good Morning America” and other ABC News programs.
Mr. Te’o will be joined by his parents, Brian and Ottilia, for the interview. Mr. Te’o apparently misled his father about the girlfriend, claiming at one point that he’d met her in Hawaii.