Fotballer Manti Te'O discusses about girlfriend (who doesn't exist)
Football player Manti Te'o, who learned in 2012 that his late web-based sweetheart was alive as well as not the individual she guaranteed, says that he's standing up against the circumstance to recuperate from it.
In a new two-part Netflix documentary called "Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist," the honor winning player and Heisman Trophy finalist gives his side of the story.
"In order for me to kind of heal from this, I needed to reveal it," Te'o, who is now a free agent, told "CBS Mornings" on Tuesday.
"I challenged myself at this time that if anybody asked about it or had questions about it, that I would be open and I would have those hard conversations, and I started to feel the strength that I would get from talking about it."
During Te'o's senior year at Notre Dame in 2012, he detailed the passing of the two his better half Lennay Kekua and grandma promptly after one another.
Kekua was supposed to be a 22-year-old Stanford University understudy who experienced a serious auto collision before she was determined to have leukemia.
Before Kekua's alleged demise, Te'o said he had never met her face to face and just spoke with her for all intents and purposes.
"There were endeavors to get together," he said, adding that boarding passes had even been bought in specific occasions. "There were reasons of, 'Goodness a relative is sick. Someone was in the emergency clinic.'