What if… Te’o did in fact make up the entire thing, put on the whole show on Twitter and telling stories of the love of his life? Ronaiah was involved too but the entire purpose was just to gain attention. Just an odd football player from Hawaii creating a ruse to gain attention. Don’t forget, Te’o is only 21 (going on 22 — Happy Birthday!) — it’s quite possible he’s just an awkward young guy himself and this was all just a game that got out of hand.