Manti Te’o to Katie Couric: Lennay Came Out of Her Fake Coma While On the Phone with Me

Kate Bennert · 01/24/13 01:47PM

In Manti Te'o's first televised interview since the news broke that his dead girlfriend story from last season was just a story, Te'o told Katie Couric that he did in fact lie about how much he knew to save himself the embarrassment. But still, the the 21-year-old Notre Dame senior told Katie that he had believed the fictional Lennay Kekua had "come out of her coma" while she was on the phone with him: