Dan Patrick says that Te’o and Katie Couric have the same agent, which in my mind makes this a bit of a sham interview as well, but with that being said Te’o didn’t lie about the one thing he didn’t have a convenient excuse for.
He was asked why he keep acting like his fake Dead Cancer Girlfriend was still dead when he knew she was alive. Here is what he had to say.
“You stuck to the script. And you knew that something was amiss, Manti,” Couric said.
“Correct,” Te’o replied.
“Katie, put yourself in my situation … This girl who I committed myself to died on Sept. 12,” Te’o said.
“Now I get a phone call on Dec 6. saying she’s alive, and that I’m going to be on national TV two days later, and they ask me about the same question. What would you do?”
I know what I wouldn’t do.
I wouldn’t keep bringing up the fake dead cancer girlfriend up when no one was asking me about her, but that is exactly what Te’o did. It is quite possible he just was in over his head, but please spare us I was the victim speech.
Te’o go as much out of the Hoax as anyone else.