Manti Te'o slated for Katie Couric TV interview

NEW YORK

"I will be doing the first on-camera interview with Manti Te'o & his parents - this Thursday on @KatieShow," Couric tweeted Sunday.

The Notre Dame football star and his parents claim they were victims in an Internet hoax in which a woman whom Te'o believed was his girlfriend died of leukemia. It was revealed Wednesday in a report from Deadspin.com that the woman never existed.

Since then, questions have swirled about whether the 2012 Heisman runner-up was in on the scam. He broke his silence Friday, maintaining his innocence in his first off-camera interview with ESPN's Jeremy Schaap.

"No. Never," Te'o said in the interview. "I wasn't faking it. I wasn't part of this."

Couric's interview with Te'o and his parents will air Thursday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. on ABC7.

ABC News contributed to this report.

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