Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:06 PM
joeybee12 (44,603 posts)
Friend Says Tuiasosopo Admitted Manti Te'o Was Not In on Hoax
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Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man who has been publicly identified as being behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax, called a church friend in early December crying and admitted to duping the Heisman finalist, the friend told "Outside the Lines" Thursday.
The friend, a woman in her mid-20s, agreed to be interviewed under the condition that she not be identified, saying she was fearful for her family's safety because of the overwhelming publicity the story has generated. In the interview, she did allow for her voice to be recorded.
She said Tuiasosopo gave her the tearful confession and account of how he played what he said was at first a game on the unsuspecting Te'o. And, she said, he told her that it wasn't the first time he had done it.
"He (Ronaiah) told me that Manti was not involved at all, he was a victim. ... The girlfriend was a lie, the accident was a lie, the leukemia was a lie," said the woman. "He was crying, he was literally crying, he's like 'I know, I know what I have to do.'
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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:59 PM
OKNancy (30,302 posts)
3. I watched espn a lot today... got tired of Andrea Mitchell
and from all the reporting, it does look like Manti was totally hoodwinked.
“There is nothing in which people more betray their character than in what they laugh at.”