Netflix recently released a documentary that covers an odd catfishing case that fettered Manti Te’o 10 yrs ago. He talked same on “Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist.”
Te’o, currently an NFL free agent, discussed the project entitled “Untold: the Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist” on a CBS Morning News program.
In 2012, Te’o led the fighting Irish all the way to the BCS national championship game. Additionally, he was a heisman finalist too.
"In order for me to kind of heal from this, I needed to reveal it," he said.
In interviews at the time, he spoke about the loss of his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua.
Te’o said another reason he is telling his story now is to make sure people understand he actually did lose somebody during that tumultuous period in his life.
After Notre Dame's season was complete, it was reported that Te'o was a subject of elongated catfishing scheme and Kekau was not real. Tuiasosopo also appears in the documentary.
“I didn’t know what to believe,” Te’o said when he acknowledged the scam. “What are you going to do with that information? ”, added later.