Te’o admits briefly lied in girlfriend hoax (via AFP)

Collegiate American football star Manti Te’o said in an interview that he was not part of creating the elaborate hoax of a fictional girlfriend but briefly lied about the situation. Te’o, a 21-year-old linebacker of Samoan ancestry, sparked Notre Dame into the US college gridiron title game, was runner…

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  1. zusa1 January 25, 2013 at 1:21 am

    “Brian Te’o tearfully defended his son to Couric, saying, “He’s not a liar. He’s a kid.””

    I tend to agree.

  2. ShannonLeee January 25, 2013 at 4:26 am

    Idiocracy here we come!

  3. zephyr January 25, 2013 at 9:19 am

    The modern tendency toward apologism and/or disregard for low standards is allowing the country to slide downward bit by bit by bit. This incident is only one small example.

    Shannon, the Idiocracy is already here.

  4. DR. CLARISSA PINKOLA ESTÉS, Managing Editor of TMV, and Columnist January 25, 2013 at 10:52 am

    It’s one thing to be an intelligence who seeks out interviews and allows the person to tell their story in depth, opening gates instead of fencing them in as Couric did.

    It’s quite another to be ensconced in a position and have producers rounding up the latest “A” topics as they are called. United Statesians deserve much better minds to interview people.

    T’eo’s story is not yet told. Not until the actual engine behind the story is exposed.

  5. zusa1 January 25, 2013 at 11:17 am

    zephyr, I would agree with you if he were older, and I will change my mind if I find out he was in on the hoax. I have a 21 year old son, and he is still in the process of becoming an adult and gaining confidence and maturity. It’s too bad when he found out, he didn’t confide in someone like his father. I imagine he was mortified and an immature reaction would be to think if he ignored it, it would go away.