Not only who is responsible, but what consequences will they experience for perpetrating this hoax?
In an off-camera interview Friday with ESPN, Te'o said Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, a 22-year-old acquaintance who lives in California, contacted him two days ago and confessed to the prank. Deadspin.com first exposed the scheme on Wednesday and indicated Tuiasosopo was involved in it.
"I wasn't faking it," ESPN quoted Te'o as saying during the 2 1-2 hour interview. "I wasn't part of this. When they hear the facts they'll know. They'll know there is no way I could be a part of this." (continue at AP)
This is a very weird story, but there is much that we do not know yet. What I can't figure out is, if he was so in love with this girl, why did he not visit her, why did he not want to meet her in person?
Catfishing is a very dangerous thing, and I believe those who perpetrate these events should be prosecuted.
A catfish is someone who pretends to be someone they're not using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.