Manti Te’o speaks to ESPN, denies being part of hoax
ESPN: In an interview with ESPN on Friday night, Manti Te’o denied being part of a hoax involving a relationship with a person online whom he considered his girlfriend.
The Notre Dame linebacker said he did not make up anything to help his Heisman Trophy candidacy.
"When (people) hear the facts, they’ll know," he said. "They’ll know that there is no way that I could be part of this." …
Te’o spoke at the IMG Training Academy in Bradenton, Fla., where he is preparing for the NFL draft. There were no cameras at the interview, which was recorded.
Photo: Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o sat down with ESPN reporter Jeremy Schaap in his first interview regarding the hoax surrounding someone he considered to be his late girlfriend. (Ryan Jones/ESPN Images)