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January 18, 2013

Notre Dame to Te’o: Time to speak up

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Deadspin reported that friends and relatives of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, a 22-year-old who lives in California, believe he created Kekua. The website also reported Te’o and Tuiasosopo knew each other — which has led to questions about Te’o’s involvement in the hoax.

Swarbrick understands why there are questions.

“They have every right to say that,” Swarbrick said “Now I have some more information than they have. But they have every right to say that. ... I just ask those people to apply the same skepticism to everything about this. I have no doubt the perpetrators have a story they will yet spin about what went on here. I hope skepticism also greets that when they’re articulating what that is.”

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