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Some fans growing tired of hearing about Te'o hoax


Former Notre Dame Linebacker Manti Te'o told Katie Couric in an exclusive interview that he lied about Lennay Kekua even after he realized he was duped.

This news comes as many of people on the FOX 28 Facebook are saying they suffering from a bit of Manti fatigue.

In the interview, scheduled to air Thursday, Te'o told Couric he basically had no choice but to lie about the situation.

"Well, if anybody put yourself in my situation. Katie, put yourself in my situation. I, my whole world told me that she died on September 12th," said Te'o in a preview clip of the interview found on the Katie Show website. Everybody knew that. This girl, who I committed myself to, died on September 12th. Now I get a phone call on December 6th, saying that she's alive and then I'm going to be put on national TV two days later. And to ask me about the same question. You know, what would you do?"

That is just about 45 seconds worth of the interview with Te'o and many fans say they will be hanging on his every word.

"Yeah, I'm looking forward to finally hearing what he has to say from him directly instead of from ESPN and what other news outlets have reported," said Notre Dame student Anna Gonzalez. "So yeah I'm excited to hear what he had to say to Katie."

Several others, including many viewers who have posted on the FOX 28 Facebook page, say they have had more Manti than they can handle.

"I'm sick of hearing it around campus," said Notre Dame student Kateri Frelk. "I think everybody needs to settle down and stop talking about it."

Some people feel they got the answers they wanted from the ESPN interview and now it is Manti's personal problem.

"I'm sort of sick of hearing about it," said Chris Lee. "I'd like for him to go on his way, go through the draft process, go in the NFL and put it behind him."

Many people we spoke with say they have heard plenty from Manti, but they want to hear from Roniaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged mastermind behind the hoax.

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