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Ronaiah Tuiasosopo

I'M GAY

... I Think

1/30/2013 6:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ronaiah Tuiasosopo is gay ... at least he thinks he's gay ... he's not really sure -- at least that's what he told Dr. Phil.

Phil appeared on "Today" this morning ... and dished about his interview with the man behind the Manti Te'o not-really-dead girlfriend hoax.

"Here we have a young man that fell deeply, romantically in love," Phil said of Ronaiah.

"I ask him straight up ... was this a romantic relationship with you? And he says, 'Yes.'"

Phil continued ... "I said, are you then, therefore, gay?  And he says, 'Well, when you put it that way, yes.'"

Phil says Ronaiah then "caught himself" and said, "I am confused."

Phil says Ronaiah admitted to running the hoax -- but says he had a number of life experiences that left him "damaged" in many serious ways.

As we previously reported, Manti says he had NOTHING to do with the hoax and was just an innocent victim. He also told Katie Couric he was FAR, FAR, FAR from gay.

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1.

Mikey    

They've turned him mental. I doubt he's gay, he's just nuts now.


He should tell it like it is, he F up on the internet girl friend thing and he's shy around women.

530 days ago
2.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

This guy just needs to go away quietly and deal with his issues. Trying his case in the public eye isn't going to help whatever's bothering him.

530 days ago
3.

t    

Who cares.

530 days ago
4.

justme    

The only reason that this is even a story is because every NEWS got played,

530 days ago
5.

MrsB    

Lol 👎this fool

530 days ago
6.

Lisa    

If u don't know than u are!!!! Duh so is manti he needs to come out also so we can move on from this stupid story

530 days ago
7.

lolurdumb    

Can he be charged since we had to listen to this stupidity over n over on the news??

530 days ago
8.

anon.    

has was FAR, FAR, FAR from gay??? Great grammar TMZ staff. Another epic fail from the TMZ staff:-(

530 days ago
9.

tgrfan42069    

sad part is they pull this **** and the media condones it by paying him money to do interviews.

530 days ago
10.

Michelle2012    

I am soooo sick of this guy !

530 days ago
11.

EasilyHard    

Fake azz Dr Phil pays these monkeys (dinah lohan voice)

530 days ago
12.

tgrfan42069    

he is trolling the media just like he trolled manti.the media is to stupid to see it.successful troll is successful

530 days ago
13.

Chase    

He is gay...and so is Manti. Seriously! What good-looking, superstar college football player who is OBVIOUSLY going pro has an internet girlfriend? Ummm, one who is DEEPLY in the closet, that's who.

530 days ago
14.

Liz    

In other words, he's still lying. He lied when he said he did the female voice on the phone; now he lies when he says he's confused. No, he just doesn't want to acknowledge that he's gay.

530 days ago
15.

Scary    

Ha, I could make a comment about the effects of colonization. Traditional Polynesian culture is ok with the range of sexual identity. It's rigid Western culture that has a problem and needs to put people in slots. (Not that what he did is ok, he obviously has personal problems and could use some help.)

530 days ago
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