Well, somebody had to say it and Antonio Smith tends to be that somebody whenever something needs to be said.
Yeah, Manti Te'o is going to get clowned in a NFL locker room.
"Our locker room is full of clowns and, oh, man people would kill him," the Houston Texans defensive end told Pro Football Talk. "I mean he would be the butt of every joke for at least two, three years."
Smith, of course, is referring to Te'o's having been fooled into entering a romantic, Internet-based relationship with a woman who did not exist, and turned out to be a man. You may have heard something about this.
That Smith was asked about this isn't totally random. The Texans could use some depth at middle linebacker and depending how far Te'o slips in the draft, he could be an attractive option as a backup to Brian Cushing, who is returning from ACL surgery, or even a starter alongside him in Houston's 3-4 defense.
Injuries to Cushing, Darryl Sharpton and Tim Dobbins put the Texans in quite a bind at ...