What Te'o said to try to explain girlfriend hoax

Updated: January 19, 2013, 10:58 PM ET
Associated Press

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o tried to clear the air about how he fell into an online relationship with a fictitious woman he met online who called herself Lennay Kekua. His grief at her "death" became a major story during the college football season. The problem was Kekua was a hoax -- there was no such person.

Te'o spoke to ESPN for 2½ hours on Friday evening at an IMG training facility in Florida where he is training for the NFL draft.

In question-and-answer form, these ...

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