First clip of Manti Te’o interview with Katie Couric released

The first clip of Katie Couric’s interview with Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o was released today.

I want to know more about this Ronaiah Tuiasosopo and why he won’t answer questions. I’m starting to believe, from the little we’ve seen, that Manti was deceived.

And for the record, while we don’t know for sure, I do find it plausible Manti was deceived and then embarrassed at being gullible or naive enough to buy into the story.

While many of us may think “hey, he’s a famous college football player, why would be buy into some online romance?,” we don’t really know Manti Te’o well enough to understand his personal, private perspective of himself and his dating experience.

Just my two cents. We’ll all been fooled at some point. And we’ve all been a little embarrassed at some point. This is still a young guy on a national stage.

I’m cutting the guy some slack.