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Ronaiah Tuiasosopo allegedly admitted to Te'o hoax

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04:12 PM ET 01.18 | Since the story broke on Wednesday, the defense of Manti Te'o regarding the dead girlfriend hoax he's wrapped up in, was that he, like everyone else, had no idea the woman wasn't real until just recently. Many have begun jabbing holes in that story, but a friend of the man widely reported to have been behind the hoax has come forward saying Ronaiah Tuiasosopo indeed tricked Te'o without the linebacker ever knowing about it. And Te'o isn't the only one this has happened to. The woman wished to not be identified, but said Te'o had nothing to do with the hoax and that Tuiasosopo admitted to duping the Heisman finalist in a tearful confession at his church. Outside The Lines did an investigation into the matter, and in addition to interviewing the woman, they sought out others who claim they've also been tricked by Tuiasosopo. J.R. Vaosa and Celeste Tuioti-Mariner both said their cousin began an online relationship with a woman who turned out to be Tuiasosopo.

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Manti Te'o, AP Photo/James Brosher Manti Te'o, AP Photo/James Brosher
January 18, 2013  05:40 PM ET

Let him come out with his story himself. In full. With evidence to back it up.

January 18, 2013  05:56 PM ET

Maybe, folks are speculating about the wrong guy... as to batting from both sides of the plate.

January 18, 2013  05:57 PM ET

Oh, yeah, this is a "football" story.

January 18, 2013  05:59 PM ET

Who are/is Tuiasosopo's coconspirators? Curious minds want to know!

January 18, 2013  06:05 PM ET

Tuiasosopo is gay, confess already.

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January 18, 2013  08:53 PM ET

I wonder what it pays to appear on the Oprah Winfrey show? She must be licking her chops on the idea of having this soap opera on her show. Add a little Dr Phil with a twist of Jerry Springer tords the end,, and WOW!! Ratings be through the roof!

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January 18, 2013  11:21 PM ET
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I wonder what it pays to appear on the Oprah Winfrey show? She must be licking her chops on the idea of having this soap opera on her show. Add a little Dr Phil with a twist of Jerry Springer tords the end,, and WOW!! Ratings be through the roof!

Oprah knows how to play it.

I did not watch Armstrong....he disgusts me......and I won't be watching the Te'o saga on Oprah eithor.
I cannot believe how much attention this Te'o farce is getting.

January 18, 2013  11:24 PM ET

I'm not sure the facts exist Dave..much like Lennay.

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January 19, 2013  12:06 AM ET
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YOU been invited yet, Van??? heh heh 8-)

I would just love to make an appearance on that show,, I'd drop me britches and proceed to take a big crap on her physiatric couch then pullout me Johnson and take a piss on Dr Phil's bald head.

Hows that for emotional healing! HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!

Then i would sing to all the crazys in the audience,,,,

"Fare thee well and adieu to you,, Spanish ladies,,,
Fare thee well and adieu to you, ladies of Spain,,
for the captain is restless and our purses are empty,,
But we hope in a short time to see you again"....

January 19, 2013  12:09 AM ET

I hope this Te'o story doesn't distract from the fact that Notre Dame's "undefeated" season was a complete joke that ended in the most one-sided BCS championship game since 2005, with Notre Dame being the first team to fall 3 spots after their bowl having being ranked #1 at the end of the regular season.

I don't know if it's stupid mormons, stupid islanders, or stupid Irish, but there's enough dumb to go around in this story to almost make Piratey look like a half-wit. J/K, nothing could bring him up to that level.

January 19, 2013  12:17 AM ET
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I hope this Te'o story doesn't distract from the fact that Notre Dame's "undefeated" season was a complete joke that ended in the most one-sided BCS championship game since 2005, with Notre Dame being the first team to fall 3 spots after their bowl having being ranked #1 at the end of the regular season.I don't know if it's stupid mormons, stupid islanders, or stupid Irish, but there's enough dumb to go around in this story to almost make Piratey look like a half-wit. J/K, nothing could bring him up to that level.

Mr Panties you lost to GT 21-7 in the Sun Bowl,, I think? Wasn't that where SC finally ended up?
Can anyone recall ? No,, oh well.

January 19, 2013  12:29 AM ET
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Mr Panties you lost to GT 21-7 in the Sun Bowl,, I think? Wasn't that where SC finally ended up?Can anyone recall ? No,, oh well.

Yes..but MB didn't play so it didn't happen.

January 19, 2013  12:29 AM ET

And I'm Abe Lincoln!

 
January 19, 2013  02:12 AM ET
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And I'm Abe Lincoln!

Daniel Day Lewis way good as you.

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