The New York Post reported that Tino Tuiasosopo, the cousin of hoaxmaster Ronaiah, was the person on the other end of the phone during those long conversations with Te'o. That news came to the Post from another Tuiasosopo cousin. This revelation comes a day after Ronaiah's lawyer said it was Ronaiah, with the help of dramatic vocal training, on the phone all those times with the Notre Dame linebacker. So, Te'o's fake girlfriend might have at least been played at times by a woman, after all.
The daily ridiculousness of this story is reaching levels we're not sure we've ever seen before in a sports story.
The New York Post's source said she believed the voice on the voicemails was Tino, especially during one voicemail when she was crying. The Post said Tino lives in Pago Pago, American Samoa and took her role in the Te'o hoax after she was dumped in her own relationship.
We have no idea where this story is going. Check back in a couple hours. We might be in for another turn that nobody can even conceive of at the moment. Nothing seems to be out of the question.
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