NCAA | New Details on the “Girlfriend” of Manti Te’o


According to sources, Te’o had no involvement and then he does. Ronaiah Tuiasosopo states he is the one behind the hoax. A woman who did not want to be identified told ESPN in an interview how Tuiasosopo confessed to her awhile ago:

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.’ – ESPN

HOWEVER, Te’o did know it was a hoax but continued with the story that his girlfriend and grandmother died within a week of each other. There is plenty of evidence he did continue the story as he has been interviewed many of times during the season and at the Heisman Trophy presentation as he was the runner up, winner being J

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