Alleged mastermind of Manti Te’o hoax interviews with Dr. Phil

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The Los Angeles Times reported a new turn in the hoax played on Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te’o yesterday by releasing a story in which Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged perpetrator of the elaborate hoax, has done an interview with Dr. Phil.

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged creator of the Manti Te’o hoax does an interview with Dr. Phi. (Photo courtesy The Los Angeles Times)

Tuiasosopo was planning to come clean and reveal the exact nature of his relationship with the football player and his role in the hoax during an interview with TV’s Dr. Phil, Grimes told The Times Tuesday.

The pre-taped heart-to-heart would be aired Thursday, Grimes said.

The onetime lawyer for the late Rodney King said the 22-year-old Tuiasosopo of Lancaster, “feels as though he needs therapy and part of that therapy is to … tell the truth,” Grimes said.

Read more of the story from The Los Angeles Times.

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