The man thought to be behind the huge Manti Te'o lover hoax has been a LOT closer to Manti than everyone previously thought!
We're talkin' HUGGING close! WTF!
A source has obtained footage showing Manti hugging Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, and it appears that Manti is super reluctant to even do it! The thing is, though, Manti is under the impression that his non-existent girlfriend Lennay Kekua said Ronaiah was her "favorite cousin!"
Can this story get any more cray??
Manti even said he had never seen Ronaiah in person before the USC game… which was the game that was on the same day Ronaiah allegedly tricked a Notre Dame superfan into meeting Lennay's fake sister U'ilani near the stadium. Only Ronaiah was!!
Still, we're not sure what to believe anymore, what with Manti admitting he lied about when he knew it was all a hoax!
[Image via AP Images.]