The more I hear about this, the more I think it falls solely on this Tuisosopo cat. Initially I thought Te'o was in on it, now I'm not so sure.
I think Te'o exaggerated the relationship to the world, but was no mastermind.
Tuiasosopo creates Lennay Kekua, introduces Arizona Cardinals player to a woman posing as her at party in Hawaii. She is actually someone else obviously.
Seeing the potential for hijinx, Twitter account for Lennay created by Tuiasosopo.
Tuiasosopo pegs Manti as the next target.
Tuiasosopo's woman is hired to be Manti's phone contact.
shite gets real from Manti's perspective. He grows feelings.
Tuiasosopo knows Manti wants to meet in person, throws in terminal illness so the relationship can end. Misdirects him to Hawaii twice where Lennay never shows.
Stanford plays ND, so they'd have to meet, right? Nope, death by Leukemia.
Tuiasosopo trolls ND woman "Jan" @ USCw/ND game, tells her Samoan girl with him has Lupus.
Tuiasosopo's puppet persona, dead Lennay, calls Teo's in Decemeber, don't know why.