Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o told Katie Couric he "briefly" lied about his dead girlfriend even after he learned she didn't exist.
"Katie, put yourself in my situation," he said, "I, my whole world told me that she died on Sept. 12. Everybody knew that. This girl, who I committed myself to, died on Sept. 12."
But his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, did not exist. It was all a hoax.
Katie Couric's full interview with Te'o will air on Thursday (check your local listings for the station and time). It should be noted that both Couric and Te'o have the same agent.
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Rumors are flying that Miami Heat superstar LeBron James has a secret love child with a former TV reporter.
It all makes sense now.
Tongues were wagging when LeBron's fiancee Savannah did not immediately join him on the court to celebrate the Heat's NBA Finals win.
The celebrating began even before the clock expired during game 5 of the NBA Finals.
Teammate Dwayne Wade's sons joined their father at court side as the seconds ticked off the clock, and Chris Bosh held his newborn son as his wife Adrienne Bosh looked on with pride.
But Savannah was noticeably absent when LeBron glanced around the court, asking, "Where's my family?"
When we finally did see Savannah, the look on her face was one of indifference. She seemed oddly detached and out of place with the jubilant atmosphere around her.
And now we know why: her fiance is allegedly a daddy for the third time.
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By now many of you know about former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's separation from his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver (of the Kennedy dynasty). You didn't bat an eye when you read that he'd cheated on his wife by the 3rd year into their marriage.
In the days before Shriver, 55, and Schwarzenegger, 63, announced their separation, he admitted to her that he'd fathered a love child with a former household staff member -- about 10 years ago.
Schwarzenegger, who sired four children with Shriver, released this statement to the media yesterday:
"After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago. I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry."
I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time. While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not."
Well, at least he's honest.
Maria Shriver just released a statement, according to the LA Times.
Saying Schwarzenegger's admission was "painful and heartbreaking," Shriver added: "As a mother my concern is for the children. I ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and I try to rebuild our lives and heal. I will have no further comment."