Hoaxer tells Dr. Phil about 'romantic relationship' with Manti Te'o

A story that Te'o's girlfriend had died of leukemia — a loss he said inspired him to help lead the Irish to the BCS championship game — was dismissed by the university Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, as a hoax perpetrated against the linebacker. (Michael Conroy/AP)

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo spoke with Dr. Phil about the Manti Te'o hoax. The interview will air in two parts because, ratings. The first half of their segment is set to air on Thursday, so Dr. Phil was on the Today show on Wednesday to tease everyone about what Tuiasosopo had to say.

"I asked him, straight up, was this a romantic relationship with you?" Dr. Phil McGraw said on NBC's Today. "And he says, 'yes.' I then said, are you then, therefore, gay? He says, 'Well, when you put it that way, yes.' And then, he caught himself and said, 'I am confused.'"

Tuiasosopo also denied that Manti Te'o had any involvement in the hoax. You know, aside from having a skewed concept of what a "girlfriend" is and continuing to lead America on after having realized that Lennay Kekua was a freakin' unicorn.

The two-part interview will air on Thursday and Friday on CBS. Race you to the DVR? [Yahoo!]