Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 3/2/13
Manti Te'o was in Atlantic City Friday to pick up a pair of awards from the Maxwell Football Club after he was named the organization's College Player of the Year and Chuck Bednarik Defensive Player of the Year — two awards that haven't been swept by one player for 75 years until the Notre Dame linebacker pulled the historic double-down today. Te'o was surrounded by four security guards from Harrah's Casino and a couple of Maxwell officials intent on keeping reporters from asking any questions that didn't pertain to the awards, but that didn't stop Te'o from talking about the NFL Scouting Combine where the catfished player floundered in front of NFL coaches. Te'o claims he was not asked any personally probing questions by NFL officials — at least not that he was saying publicly. Questioned whether any teams might have flouted Federal or State hiring laws by prying into his personal life and sexual orientation, Te'o was vague. "No, I don't think that's a question they asked," he ...
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