Comments about ‘Who is Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man allegedly behind Lennay Kekua, Manti Te'o's non-existent dead girlfriend? (Updated)’

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Published: Friday, Jan. 18 2013 9:50 a.m. MST

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Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

And how long will it be until we find out that Ronaiah Tuiasosopo isn't real either?

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

When one studies Polynesian history and culture, it becomes apparent that something known as "Talk Story" has always been very important to Hawaiians, Samoans, Tongans, and other island people. Others around the world have passed down stories, and made up stories in hopes of assisting "their people" throughout thousands of years.
Are today's Polynesian families following these ancient traditions?
Could others, acquainted with this culture, have possibly spotted this strange situation as falling into this category?
Stranger things have happened.....

Salt Lake City, UT

Who cares! My word, let this thing go. It is much to do about nothing. Leave the kid alone. The media needs to find a new whipping boy. I have a real good idea. Each week, lets pick one media type, reporter, TV person, etc and carefully vet their lives, jobs, friends, etc. Should produce great reading material for these no news day.

Over done, finished.

San Diego, CA

I wish the people in the media could learn to say Te'o correctly. It doesn't rhyme with cow.
He said in the ESPN interview that he wasn't a hundred percent sure she didn't exist until a few days ago. Maybe he thought she existed, but that he got played by other people pretending to be her.
He said in another interview after he first learned that something was up, when someone asked him what inspired him, and he said his girlfriend's death. Even though he now knew that it was some kind of hoax and that he had been lied to, thinking that the girl existed but wasn't really dead, he still was correct in saying that the "death" had inspired him.

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