SAN DIEGO, Calif. Manti Teo was relaxed and ready to take on the media in a nearly 20-minute session after the San Diego Chargers first minicamp workout Monday. It was the longest the team had let the reporters question him.
When were out on the football field, nothing else matters, he said. All my teammates care about is that number 50 is working his butt off. That hasnt been difficult at all.
Looking at Te'o standing at a podium answering questions from reporters, youd never even suspect that the rookie linebacker might be part of one of the biggest American hoaxes since author Clifford Irving manufactured the life story of Howard Hughes.
As reported by DEADSPIN, the 22-year-old from Notre Dame has been accused by numerous people of inventing a relationship with Lennay Kekua, who then allegedly died from leukemia just prior Notre Dames the national championship game loss to Alabama.
Teo finally came clean after the story broke, admitting hed carried on a romance by phone wi...