Confirmed: Ronaiah Tuiasosopo Is the Jerk Who Conned Manti Te’o (Video)

Well this nails it.
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo is involved in scamming Notre Dame star Manti Te’o.

TMZ reported:

The Manti Te’o not-really-dead-girlfriend hoax was perpetuated by a man named Ronaiah Tuiasosopo — who served as a representative for the family of the fake “Lennay Kekua” … and TMZ has the photo proof.

Here’s what we know …

While Manti was “dating” Lennay … a Notre Dame die-hard fan who we’ll call “Jan” (to protect her identity) reached out to Lennay on Twitter and began an online friendship.

After Lennay’s supposed death, Jan became involved with a group called “Wear a Lei 4 Manti” — in which fans wore Hawaiian leis to ND football games to show their support for the football star.

When the “Wear a Lei 4 Manti” movement began to receive media attention, Jan says she noticed she gained a Twitter follower named U’ilani Rae Kekua.

Jan tells TMZ … she reached out to U’ilani and asked if she was related to Lennay — to which U’ilani replied, “Yes, that’s my baby sister.” The two became friends.

In fact, Jan says they both mentioned how they were going to attend the Notre Dame vs. USC game in L.A. on November 24, 2012 … so Jan sent U’ilani her cell phone number in case she wanted to meet up.

Here’s where the story takes a turn … Jan tells TMZ she got a phone call from U’ilani on the day of the game directing her to the famous Tommy Trojan statue in front of the stadium, so they could meet up.

But when Jan arrived to the statue, U’ilani was NOT there … but guess who was — Ronaiah Tuiasosopo. Jan and Ronaiah even took a photo together (see above).

More… Tuiasosopo confessed to being the mastermind behind a hoax involving former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o and his fake/deceased girlfriend Lennay Kekua.

Tuiasosopo also said he pulled off similar hoaxes on different people.

How can someone do this? And, continue to con someone for several months and years? What a jerk.

More… The “woman” who was the voice of his fictitious girlfriend “Lennay Kekua” called Mani Te’o in December and tried to restart the relationship.

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  • hmm

    Well that wraps this up neatly then given there’s no such thing as cover stories or anything.

  • rolling thunder

    American society has evolved into one big lie. Obama’s school records, Elizabeth Warren’s Cherokee Heritage, Speaker Pelosi’s kickbacks to her hubby, the solvency of the nation itself. One shouldn’t be surprised with the spreading of the culture of lies and falsehoods when the society at large is one big lie. No one gets punished for transgressions anymore. Just ask the Wall Street crooks who ripped off trillions, and the political class that enabled it.

  • USMC Thomas

    Trying to make sense of all this is harded than Chinese arithmetic.

  • hmm

    After thinking for a second this still isn’t adding up. Te’o told the press in 2009 that he his girlfriend in person after a Stanford game. He called her “the most beautiful I’ve ever met” and said “I know I’ll see her again.” His family even went around telling the media how they had met her and describing what she was like. I’m not buying it.

  • hmm

    *that he met his girlfriend

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  • Tom Smith

    “0”= the damns I give.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    I’m sorry but the biggest jerk here is Manti, who is either in on the scam or doesn’t have the brains God gave lettuce…or both.

  • Father must be in on con too….father said he meet the girl-friend several times………

  • bg


    i call her Julia.. /s/


  • Lady Mondegreen

    Maybe there was a typo earlier on and he’s not really a Mormon, but a moron. The Vatican might want to recruit him to promote Christian values in sports…

  • bg


    Lady Mondegreen #11 January 18, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    hmmm, now why would you say that about Ronaiah Tuiasosopo??

    oh wait, think i might know..

    is it just because you can?? 🙄


  • bg



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  • bg


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  • Patty

    THE SAME WAY our so called leaders are incompetent.There are so many people hiding on the net. They make hateful comments, threats thinking they are hidden by a fake name and no one will be the wiser.

    Problem is there are many savvy internet users who can find out who you are in just a few minutes.

    I would say a case with Sarah Palin where her email accounts were hacked into the guy was caught and serving a sentence for his stupidity.

    There is an incredible lack of morals or any realization that behind there comments there are REAL humans beings with REAL emotions. Since the creation of the net in the wrong hands it has created monsters and in some cases suicides by bullying.

  • donh

    Ask Obama…He’s been living a HOAX life for 50 years and taught Ronaiah everything he knows about creating fake composite personas.

  • bigkahuna

    Maybe I am not reading it close enough but he claims to have talked to her alot… What girl was he talking to on phone ? Did a guy disguise his voice ? If not a woman was also involved.

  • Mr. Te’o should demand a refund from Notre Dame. He’s dumber than a bag of hammers.

  • ★FALCON★

    Te’o is a part of the scam. It’s all going to come out eventually.

    I’ve read all the report and I’m sure I’m looking at another lying sack of crap.

  • bg
  • gerr

    I’m sure a lot of people do things like this, but not to the point of making them believe they were in a car accident and then got cancer and died. That is why it’s hard to believe Manti wasn’t in on it.
    They are young. All you can hope for is they can find the courage to tell the truth and learn from this.

  • Objective Analysis

    Te’o is gay ya’ll OR Notre Dame and this guy wanted to create a mythical story to have the lore of Notre Dame live again. This is why we must not trust the MSM (mainstream media). This is a complete joke just like Lance Armstrong.

    These journalists believe anything, don’t do any research like the NY Times. God says “don’t put your trust in no man only in God.” Look what these world folks have done, the exact opposite.

  • donh

    Ronaiah and Te’o should have accused the people who busted their Hoax of being conspiracy theorists and racist extremist birthers ………..Give them a trillion dollar a year allowance and a special ops goon squad with a license to kill …and they are fit to rule the world .

  • NavySeal

    #20 bg
    Great post, awesome song… I needed that, thank you!!

  • bg


    NavySeal #24 January 18, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    you’re so welcome, and thank you..


  • Lim Lynn

    U’ilani Rae Kekua possible a username of Manti Te’o since how possible Ronaiah Tuiasosopo give phone number to U’ilani Rae Kekua which later lead to Manti Te’o picture taken? Lies begets more lies.
    Manti Te’o so call “Lennay Kekua” was a fan of Notre Dame Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, “Yes, that’s my baby sister.”

  • Lim Lynn
  • Anna Rose

    Parents please use this as an example to warn your teens. My naive and trusting college freshman daughter was scammed this way by her roommate and another girl, with the help of their male friend. They set up fake Facebook and email sites and had this guy call her and text repeatedly. Eventually she loaned him money. Then he started saying cruel things. Sick people are out there and they enjoy head games.

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  • Lim Lynn