In an interview with ESPN, Notre Dame player Manti Te'O says he is innocent and was not a part of this vast hoax
. He also says that he knows it was crazy to just have an online relationship and never meet the person, and that he made some mistakes during the time, but that he was not a part of it. The video below is Jeremy Schaap discussing the audio interview he did with Manti and some of the quotes from Manti. Apparently the interview lasted well over two hours and that Manti was really consistent with his story.