Posted: Friday January 18, 2013 11:05 PM

ESPN interviewing Te'o about dead girlfriend hoax

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Manti Te'o is doing an interview with ESPN in which the network says he will answer questions about the fake dead girlfriend hoax.

ESPN announced Friday night it was interviewing the star Notre Dame linebacker off camera and that audio clips of the session would be available on the network later.

Earlier, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said during the taping of his weekly radio show that Te'o has to explain exactly how he was duped into an online relationship with a woman whose "death'' was then faked by the perpetrators of the scheme.

Skeptics have questioned the versions of events laid out by Te'o and Notre Dame, wondering why Te'o never said his relationship was with someone online and why he waited to come forward about being duped.

 
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