Just when you started to think the most bizarre sports-related story of all time could not possibly get any more bizarre, voicemails are released of Manti Te’o's male friend, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo as confirmed by Deadspin, posing as his girlfriend. And holy shit does it sound like a chick — a seductive, super slutty chick. In the three voicemails, you’ll hear some intrigue, a possible live cheating fiasco, and casual pillow talk. Ha, pillow talk; see it’s funny because they’ve never met face-to-face, and you know, because it’s a dude on the line.
What’s next? Tuiasosopo moonlights at an 18-and-up titter as a cross-dressing Samoan with immaculate sweater cutters, and THAT’s where Te’o actually met her/him? Would that surprise anyone at this point?
In advance of this afternoon’s interview, Katie Couric’s show has released recordings of three voicemails provided by Manti Te’o. The messages were left on Te’o's phone by who he believed was Lennay Kekua. As the Daily News reported this morning, hoaxer Ronaiah Tuiasosopo claims he disguised his voice over the phone, and Te’o was always talking to Tuiasosopo posing as a woman.
Listen to the voicemails below.
Lennay speaks to Te’o before her first chemotherapy session:
This is a jealous Kekua accusing Te’o of having a girl in his room:
This voicemail was left for Te’o on Sept. 11, 2012, the day Kekua claimed she had been released from the hospital. (Original accounts of Te’o's tragedy put her release on Sept. 10.) On the 12th, she “died.”
Makes you want to take a shower, doesn’t it? And according to Manti and the odd spreadsheet he presented to ESPN, the two lovers exchanged over 1,000 phone calls in a 4-month span. Makes you wanna follow up that shower with another one, doesn’t it? Just to make sure you hit all the crevasses. I can’t wait to read the next chapter to this story. It may get even weirder, people.
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