During Manti Te’o’s interview with ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap last night, Te’o showed Schaap Twitter direct messages that Ronaiah Tuiasosopo allegedly sent to Te’o apologizing for the entire hoax.
There are a few aspects of this that leave us confused. In order to send someone a direct message on Twitter, that person has to be following you. The messages shown are from a “@lennaykay” account. Right now, that account has on 56 followers, and Manti Te’o is not one of them. As Deadspin also points out, a quick look at Te’o’s Twitter shows he is not following the “@lennaykay” account, nor is he following Ronaiah Tuiasosopo.
But he allegedly showed the following messages on his phone to Schaap:
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