Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te'o has denied rumors that he could be gay.

Te'o is finally talking about the bizarre hoax that fooled him into believing that the girl of his dreams had died of cancer. In fact, the woman known as Lennay Kekua never existed.

The story inspired countless fans as Te'o went on to lead his team to victory just hours after learning of the death of his grandmother and girlfriend.

In his first videotaped interview, Te'o, who has said his love affair took place online, told Katie Couric that he was the victim of an elaborate hoax.

Couric grilled the 21-year-old devout Mormon on some of the hoax's red flags.

On why he never could see Kekua during video chats, Couric asked: “Are you that technologically challenged?”

And she also confronted Te'o about why he spoke about Kekua's death at a Heisman Trophy ceremony two days after he received a call from the woman he thought was dead telling him otherwise.

“That's a lie. Why would you say that?”

“To be honest with you, I did not know,” Te'o answered.

“You stuck to the script and you knew that something was amiss, Manti,” she pressed.

“Katie, put yourself in my situation. My whole world told me that she died on Sept. 12. Everybody knew that. The girl who I committed myself to died on Sept. 12. Now I get a phone call on Dec. 6 saying that she's alive and that I'm going to be put on national TV two days later and to ask me the same question. You know, what would you do?”

A rumor that quickly gained steam on social media and radio talk shows was that Te'o had created the story of a fake girlfriend as cover for his sexuality.

“Are you gay?” Couric asked.

“No. Far from it. Faaaar from that,” he answered with a nervous laugh.

(Watch the exchange at CNN.)