So... it WAS a female on the phone with Te'o?
It was apparently a woman who was participating in the hoax with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo.
Now, there are at least 2 people who were VERY active participants in the hoax, which supposedly never involved a legitimate attempt to scam Te'o or get any money from him.
Tino Tuiasosopo, a female cousin of Ronaiah, is said to be the female voice on the phone with Te'o during his 1000+ phone conversations, and on the voicemails that were played during his interview with Katie Couric.
Why would Tino, a woman in her mid-20's living in American Samoa, want to help her cousin with this elaborate ruse?
Honestly, I have no idea.
According to Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's lawyer, it was Ronaiah on the phone. However, some people are saying that he's just saying that because his client wants to take full responsibility for the hoax.
This story gets crazier and crazier by the day, and honestly I'm not quite sure if we'll ever know the full truth.
What's your theory about how all of this went down? I'd love to hear what you guys think. Leave your theories in the comments below. And remember... this time, there really aren't any wrong answers.