The Notre Dame linebacker at the center of the now notorious online hoax will sit down with the talk show host this week. She announced via Twitter:
Te’o has been keeping things low key over the past week, but did sit down Friday with ESPN for an off-camera interview where he defended himself against allegations that he was somehow involved in the online controversy.
“I wasn’t faking it,” Te’o told ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap. “I wasn’t part of this.”
Thursday’s interview with Katie Couric will be the first time Te’o will speak on camera about the hoax. His parents, Brian and Ottilia Te’o, who also haven’t spoken out since the story broke, will break their silence this Thursday.
We’re hoping Thursday’s interview will give us all the info we’ve been waiting for. Only time will tell.