Point one for Manti Te’o. A friend of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man accused of duping the disgraced Notre Dame star football player, came forward Friday to say that Tuiasosopo admitted to tricking Te’o. Te’o has remained silent two days after a Deadspin investigation revealed that his inspiring story of a dead girlfriend actually was a lie and the woman never existed. Notre Dame officials said Thursday that Te’o had been a victim of “sick joke,” but a video that surfaced Thursday of Te’o talking about her death after he allegedly had been informed. Meanwhile, Us Weekly revealed Friday that Tuiasosopo once auditioned for The Voice and told a “sob story” about a car accident. Someone call Lifetime.
HOAX Te'o against Wake Forest on Nov. 17, 2012. (Michael Conroy/AP)