Details have continued to surface following Deadspin's report of the controversy surrounding Manti Te'o supposed dead girlfriend, but Te'o remained silent. That is, until Friday night when he spoke to ESPN's Jeremy Schaap in an off-camera interview.
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In the initial report there was some question as to whether Te'o was involved on the hoax or whether he was the victim of an elaborate lie. Additional reports have indicated that Te'o was indeed the victim of a hoax and that Ronaiah Tuiasosopo was the person behind it. During his interview with Schaap, Te'o detailed the entire situation.
Te'o said he was not involved in creating the hoax, instead saying there was no way he could be part of the situation. The initial Deadspin report report cited a source who said there was an "80 percent" chance Te'o was involved in the hoax, but he told Schaap the complete story will show that isn't the case.
"When they hear the facts they'll know. They'll know there is no way I could be a part of this," Te'o said.
Conspiracy theorists hypothesized that Te'o was involved in the hoax, possibly in an effort to boost his Heisman Trophy candidacy. Te'o denied those claims and said he wasn't faking anything and didn't make any part of the story up to help his Heisman Trophy candidacy.
"I wasn't faking it," he said. "I wasn't part of this."