Update: Mastermind of Te’o Hoax Posed as Girlfriend?!
Lawyer Milton Grimes said the scam mastermind had Te’o believing “it was a female he was talking with.”
“This wasn’t a prank to make fun,” Grimes told The News. “It was establishing a communication with someone. … It was a person with a troubled existence trying to reach out and communicate and have a relationship.”
“He’s torn by this,” Grimes said. “He didn’t mean for anyone to be hurt. Anything that he has done, he has apologized to those he could apologize to.” – foxsports
The “mastermind” behind the Manti Te’o hoax, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, turns out to have supposedly posed as Te’o girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, during phone conversations! Conversely, Te’o told Katie Courac in an exclusive interview on Thursday that he was doubtful the voice behind the calls was Tuiasosopo!