Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/22/14
One of the theories that has arisen from the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax mess is that Te’o is gay. There are a number of people who believe that Te’o helped perpetuate the Lennay Kekua story in order to prove he is a heterosexual. Katie Couric wouldn’t have been doing her job if she didn’t ask Te’o about his sexual preference during their interview, which aired on Thursday. The Notre Dame linebacker did a poor job of answering the question. “No, far from it,” Te’o said emphatically when Couric asked him if he was gay. “Far from it.” Te’o seemed more animated in answering that question than most of the other questions he was asked during the segment. Prior to that, he answered questions about being the most naive person on earth and a liar with very little enthusiasm. Can you be “far from” a homosexual? To my knowledge, you are either gay or you’re not. The way Te’o answered the question, you would swear he was asked something like “Are you a violent person?” The answer spoke volumes to how far the sport of football is from being ready to deal with an openly gay player. Te’o is already concerned about his NFL Draft status, and he almost undoubtedly was taken aback by the question because he knows how difficult it would be to be gay in an NFL locker room. Are we saying Te’o is gay? Absolutely not, but the way he answered the question was enough to make you cringe. Several NFL players have already said they would accept a gay teammate, but it seemed obvious that Te’o doesn’t believe that. Otherwise, he would have answered that question as calmly as he answered the rest. The post Manti Te’o when asked if he’s gay: ‘No, far from it’ appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Randy Moss answers ‘next question’ when asked about lack of playing time Manti Te’o shares voicemails from Lennay Kekua/Ronaiah Tuiasosopo (Audio)
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