Manti Te’o broke his silence on the Lennay Kekua hoax story Friday night in an off-camera interview with ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap. The interview, over two hours long, still provoked many questions about the hoax and Te’o is no better off today in terms of clarifying his own story than he was before the interview.
Maybe Round 2 will work.
The New York Times reports that Te’o will sit down on camera with Katie Couric during her show “Katie” on Thursday to answer questions about the hoax. He’ll be joined by his parents, Brian and Ottilia.
The Times adds that Oprah Winfrey, who recently interviewed Lance Armstrong, also requested to interview Te’o. If anyone’s wondering why Couric was able to grab Te’o on camera, the fact both are represented by CAA might have something to do with it.