Dr Phil Scores First Interview With TE’o Mastermind Ronaiah

I guess the days of Barbara Walters getting all the huge scoop interviews are over! Because it’s just been announced that Dr. Phil will be the first to interview the mastermind behind the Te’o faux girlfriend hoax.

Manti Teo

Dr. Phil just scored HUGE — TMZ has learned, he’s landed the first on-camera interview with the alleged mastermind behind the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax … Ronaiah Tuiasosopo.

Sources tell us, Phil and Ronaiah sat together for several hours yesterday in L.A., where they discussed Manti’s interview with Katie Couric … after watching the entire interview together.

According to sources, Phil’s interview with Ronaiah is “emotional and deep.” It’s expected to air some time next week.

Ronaiah has yet to address the public about his alleged involvement in the Manti hoax — even though Manti has already said Ronaiah privately confessed to concocting the whole thing.

TMZ broke the story … Ronaiah had intense feelings for Manti — feelings he channeled through the female persona of “Lennay Kekua” … Manti’s fake girlfriend.

Interesting … two female oriented daytime talk shows have snagged the key interviews in a football scandal. tmz

Prankster Lured Gullible Linebacker To ‘Breathe With Dying GF’ During 8 Hour Phone Calls

Assuming Notre Dame linebacker, Manti Te’o, wasn’t in on the hoax, who ever the prankster is, may have just pulled off one of the world’s greatest pranks, the girlfriend of complete fiction. Now get this! It is reported that Te’o was coaxed to stay on the phone for over eight hours at a time, “breathing with” his nonexistent dying girlfriend… To help keep her alive!

Manti Teo

I don’t know about you but this conjures up some hilarious images. This big, burly football player on the telephone, breathing, as if he were breathing life into a terminally ill person, only there’s no person on the other end, only a prankster who probably set the phone down and partied, checking the line periodically for, you guessed it, breathing.


This is so damn embarrassing! Te’o should admit that he is in on the conspiracy and that this was all some grand scheme to win the Heisman trophy and the championship, neither of which happened…