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For those of you that can't watch, we'll keep a running section of notes here for any interesting items that come out of the next hour interview with Manti, Brian and Otillia Te'o.
Dan - I watched it already and posted the following on a separate thread.
All you need to see is the last fifteen minutes of Manti's interview. The part that included Mr. and Mrs. Te'o. That is all I have to say about that.
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This may or may not be Dan's first time watching "Katie"...
Sapp.Jason@synthes.com - https://twitter.com/Jason_Sapp
This is most definitely a maiden voyage on "Katie" for me. I hope this is the last time I have to explain to someone that I'm cancelling a 4 p.m. interview because I have to watch the Katie Couric show. I believe this is the first time it's airing in the South Bend market. It sounds like it was on earlier elsewhere, but I'm not sure where.
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"To see your last name and to see it plastered everywhere. I represent so many people and my family is experiencing the same thing, that’s what is most hard for me." - Te'o
Here in the east the program is over. Keep in mind that there is the Brian Polian interview with CNN about Manti at 6:00pm eastern time. Brian Polian is the new head coach at Nevada. Polian was an assistant coach at Texas A&M, Stanford, Notre Dame, Central Florida and Buffalo.
The people in the eastern time zone saw the Katie Couric show first.
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"He just wanted to help people and that was his way of helping people," Te'o says of Tuiasosopo's motive.
"It didn't really help me out."
Interesting, I'm in the eastern time zone. For some reason it didn't air until 4 p.m. here.
"What I went through was real. The feelings the pain the sorrow that was all real. That’s something I can’t fake." - Te'o
To a question about whether or not he is gay:
"No. Far from it. Faaarr from it."
Not that there is anything wrong with that.................
I was watching the ABC New York station on Directv which is WABC. I have an exemption to receive the HD channels and I can watch it even thought I am in Chicago. I also have the Los Angeles ABC station. So for me on Directv the Katie Couric show was on at 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm and 1:07am tomorrow morning Chicago time.
On lying to his father about meeting Kekua in Hawaii: "That’s the thing I regret the most. As my way of trying to get my dad’s approval of this young lady, I knew that if he knew that I didn’t meet her immediately he would say, 'No, red flag.' A red flag that I obviously should’ve seen, but I didn’t. ...I felt overwhelmed a lot by this whole circus of events."
On why he didn't change his flight plans after learning Kekua was in a car accident on April 28 to visit her in the hospital:
"It was a conversation that I didn’t want to have with my parents. To say, Mom and Dad, I missed my flight I'm not coming home because I'm going to go see Lennay in the hospital."
Couric pulling no punches: "Either you’re the most naïve person on the planet or this is the saddest story ever."
On voicemails that sounded very feminine and whether or not he believed it could have been Ronaiah Tuiasosopo on the phone:
"Well it didn’t sound like a man it sounded like a woman, but if he somehow made that voice that’s incredible. That’s incredible talent to do that especially every single day."
Saddest story ever? Really?
Children born in crack houses with little chance to survive, young lives snuffed out in the tragedies of war, promising lives destroyed by a drunken driver...
A prank to which one was gullible but no one was killed or physically hurt is the saddest story ever?
Te'o on his decision to not reveal a Dec. 6 phone call from Kekua two days later when asked about her at the Heisman ceremony:
"Part of me was saying, 'If you say that she’s alive what would everybody think?' What are you going to tell everybody who follows you who you’ve inspired? What are you going to say and at that time, as a 21 year old, I wasn’t ready for that. ...I didn’t tell anybody."
Hyperbole doesn't even begin to scratch the surface when attempting to characterize Katie's stupid comment.
Dude. Manti Te'o discussion thread.
This is not a "politcal baggage and conspiracy theory nutjob antics" discussion thread.
Otillia Te'o, Manti's mother, on watching him go through media scrutiny:
"It hurts, that’s my child out there. That’s my child that, in my eyes that always puts others before himself and he did exactly what I would expect a responsible, respectable, young man to do: To extend himself to someone that said they lost their father and now they have cancer. I'm proud of his character. It just hurts to see his picture and his name being displayed as someone that is dishonest."
Manti on his family's sadness:
"The hardest part of this whole experience is to see my family go through it all because of something I did that’s the harderst part for me. But I'm glad that my parents are here, that I'm with them and that they’re OK, because like I said (long pause) the greatest joy in any child’s life is to make your parents proud. The greatest pain is to know that they’re experiencing pain because of you."
Brian Teo, Manti's father:
"I'm proud of this guy. I really am, and nothing that has happened in the last couple weeks is going to take that away. He’s not a liar. He’s a kid he’s a 21-year-old kid trying to be a man and I love him. I really do."
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