In an interview with Dr. Phil….Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, 22, said that he fell ‘deeply, romantically in love’ with the Notre Dame linebacker and that he was the one who impersonating Te’o’s ‘girlfriend’ Lennay Kekua, even though recordings of their conversations sound high-pitched and feminine.
The story finally became public earlier this month when Deadspin.com ran a story explaining what had happened and leaving many with lots of unanswered questions.
Diane O’Meara, a 23-year-old marketing executive in Los Angeles whose photograph was used in the Manti Te’o faux girlfriend story appeared live on NBC’s “Today” show on Wednesday to talk about the ordeal and the impact the hoax has had on her life.
Manti Te’o the fighting Irish linebacker and victim of a “cruel and totally humiliating” hoax will sit down this week with correspondent Katie Couric on her syndicated talk discuss the controversy which has left so many unanswered questions.
Sources connected to Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o say he knew the truth about Lennay Kekua in early December … but continued the lie for 20 days for the sake of his team. In a statement issued by the Universities Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick said Wednesday night,he too confirmed the the Heisman Trophy Contender