The hole in Teo's story is the female hoaxer. Yes we know Ronaiah is nuts, has done this before and I suppose we can even imagine him doing this for four years (maybe Lennah is his alter ego?), but whoever the woman was who played Lennah is in this as deep or deeper than Ronaiah. She's the one who supposedly did the fake ventilator breathing, she's the one who spent over night on the phone with him, she would have had to know everything Ronaiah ever tweeted or wrote Teo so their story could stay consistent.
But who is the woman? Teo doesn't seem to care. This woman fesses up to him about an elaborate drug dealer death hoax, the says there is no Lennay but then says there isn't, as if she's some Cyreno Debergerack (have no idea the spelling). Espn doesn't even seem to care. They know Ronaiah was in on it so that's it. End of story.
Why isn't Teo interested in knowing who the hell this woman is? She's the one who made him fall in love with him. Not Ronaiah. She's the one who spent those hours and hours on the with him for at least a year. What's her angle?
IMO he's still lying to cover up his gross exaggeration of this "relationship". There were no overnight calls and ventilator sounds on the phone any more than they met in Hawaii. If he would lie about the meeting in Hawaii to make himself sound like less of an idiot, he'd lie about this.
Also he lies when he said he doesn't know where the reporter got the idea the two met at the Stanford game. and what about saying she was the most beautiful person he's ever met on national tv? And no, he never explained why twice in the 3 days following the Dec call he kept he ruse up. Even if he says he was confused etc, he knew something was up yet continued soliciting sympathy.
And finally, the fact that he says "bro" over and over and over in that interview makes me hate him I don't care even if this turns out he was a complete victim.
This post was edited on 1/20 at 9:35 am