UPDATE: Tua tweets: ‘Brothers are forever’

Tua Tagovailoa is still the Saint Louis quarterback, according to head coach Cal Lee and Tua's dad, Galu Tagovailoa. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Tua Tagovailoa is still the Saint Louis quarterback, according to head coach Cal Lee and Tua’s dad, Galu Tagovailoa. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Twitter is a funny bird. It’s a world where it’s hard to tell what’s true and what’s not.

Tua Tagovailoa tweeted “Farewell to the Lou” today. Some people took that to mean that the star quarterback who has committed to play for Alabama in 2017 is leaving Saint Louis now.

That is NOT TRUE, according to Galu Tagovailoa, his father, who told Hawaii Prep World early Monday evening that Tua will remain as the quarterback of the Crusaders. Galu said the tweet by Tua was a “see you guys tomorrow” kind of thing and that Tua will be at practice tomorrow.

Head coach Cal Lee also told Hawaii Prep World early Monday evening that he had not heard that Tua is leaving the team.

“I was there 20 minutes after practice and everybody was gone and I didn’t hear that Tua was leaving,” Lee said.

One trusted source told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that Tua addressed the team Monday to say he was leaving. Many other trusted Hawaii Prep World sources said that Tagovailoa walked out of practice.

After Monday’s practice ended, Lee said that Galu Tagovailoa called Tua to the sideline in a tone that led Lee to believe it was possibly a family emergency.

During a short first conversation with Hawaii Prep World, Galu Tagovailoa did not mention a family emergency, but when asked about it later Monday night, he said Tua was pulled out quickly at the end of practice due to a family emergency.

“He will be at practice tomorrow,” Galu said.

At about 9 p.m. Monday night, Tua tweeted, “Brothers are forever,” apparently quelling the notion that he would betray the team and leave.

The Crusaders open their season on Saturday at Hilo. They were supposed to start Aug. 6 at Mililani, and actually played one quarter before the game was canceled due to a power outage.


  1. Fa'a Tautele August 15, 2016 10:10 pm

    But at 9:30 tweets “Oi, I’m so confused”………………. Something is up. Talk to Marcus. Why the drama? Gus, take the phone away from Tua and concentrate on football. And you don’t tweet either! Jeeeezus! Come on MOG! Brotherhood! He>i! Hahaha

  2. RRFLbaby August 15, 2016 11:39 pm

    Makes no sense that he would quit the team now.

  3. Shan Non August 16, 2016 4:12 am

    Another reason kids these days should get the hell off social media and focus on being kids! Boy was dumb to put it out there. Look all the idiots who jumped on it. Like I tell my own, people too quick to judge and will always hold you accountable for what comes out of your mouth first, regardless what you try to do to make it right!

  4. The Red Sea August 16, 2016 8:37 am

    Can Alabama ask a full ride player to for go his senior year at high school?

  5. Alpha August 16, 2016 8:53 am

    @redsea… if my kid had a full ride offer like that, I will tell him to for go his senior yr… Mission accomplished, goal achieved…. get ready for college and don’t risk it.

  6. Leeboy August 16, 2016 9:52 am

    @Alpha…. You are smoking some good pakalolo brah. You are making no sense here. Why would he leave when he has every offensive high school award and the Koa head to win. LMAO

  7. 88 August 16, 2016 10:34 am

    Because he has a snow balls chance in hell to win my bradah……. Welcome back buddy.

  8. Kuli August 16, 2016 11:43 am

    Lol so Tua’s dad galu comes to practice and cusses out the coaches. Then he yells at Tua to take off his gear and clears out his locker. Tweets that he is gone. They called the dads bluff. Family emergency? Why do they lie so much? They say church this god that ? Enuff of your lies. Have respect for the coaches. Aren’t you a coach? Too much selfishness on the fathers part. Brotherhood?

  9. The Red Sea August 16, 2016 12:22 pm

    And some pollsters gave St.Louis 1st place vote because they played 1 quarter of 7th place Milivanilli?

  10. Alpha August 16, 2016 12:31 pm

    @leeboy the same reason college players leave 1yr early to the league when they have the chance, because a player like Tua’s stature don’t need H.S records and a Koa head to define his careers. The kid is holding a full ride offer to Alabama, not U.H. what else does he need? Other then dedication and loyalty to his school and team, there’s nothing here for him. It’s just my opinion….

  11. Leeboy August 16, 2016 12:43 pm

    @88 my friend I never left!!!!!!!!! Your Raidahs aren’t the same team as last year. It will be fun trash talking again. LMAO

  12. 88 August 16, 2016 1:15 pm

    You right. D-line play looks weak as hell. Bring back MATT FAGA!!!!! Let the trash talking begin

  13. Jeezy33 August 16, 2016 2:34 pm

    Tell me this isn’t Fehoko 2.0 in the making.. Can’t stand drama of a star and family gets in the way to draw un needed attention..

    That’s what made Mariota so special and hate anyone comparing others to Mariota.

  14. IDK August 16, 2016 3:26 pm

    @808 we going be alright, the more reps they get, the better we’ll be. Next week will be a huge game! One thing about our boys, is that they get up for big games! Chee Keste!

  15. turfwar August 16, 2016 3:52 pm

    What is his beef with the way he’s being used at St. Louis? Did the family think Ron Lee was suddenly going to change to a proset offense and drop what he has been doing forever? Or is it something else entirely? Whatever this is it’s the best story of the football season so far.

  16. anywaaaays!! August 16, 2016 4:14 pm

    Sorry bros, winning a Championship looks great on the resume and is a talking point for the media as the kid becomes the center of attention later on in his career…”The kid knows how to win”…or…”He was a champion in High school”. Why do you think the ILH is trying extra hard to get 2 teams into the playoffs? So the ILH can increase their chances of keeping the Koa trophy in the ILH.

    The humble competitor that Tua is he probably could careless about individual records but wants that Koa trophy very badly.

    Signature: I think there is more football intelligence in these comments section then the article itself. #HideandPost #BumbyGetFired

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