MANTI TE'O NEWS

Manti Te'o not selected in first round

Manti Te'o must wait one more day to find out his future after a tumultuous four months. The Notre Dame linebacker was not taken in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday. And so fans, and even people who don't normally care about football, will buzz for another 24 hours about the fake girlfriend hoax and its repercussions on his football career. But what likely dropped...
Via AP on Fox
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

The Manti Te'o St. Patrick's Day float exists! (Picture)

We here at Outside the Boxscore would like wish all of you, a "Happy St. Patrick's Day" and hopefully all of our readers will celebrate responsibly. In honor of this special holiday, the Baton Rouge St. Patrick's Day parade featured a special float dedicated to former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o: Yep, the fake girlfriend thing is still funny...
Via Outside the Boxscore
March 17, 2013  |  Discuss
HITS KEEP ON COMING

Manti Te'o float at St. Patrick's parade

Friend of Busted Coverage, Danny Lightfoot, is getting drunk this morning at the Baton Rouge St. Patrick’s parade and couldn’t wait to light up our inbox with this Manti Te’o float photo. As you know by now, the great people of Louisiana create amazing floats for pretty much every occasion. Sure, Mardi Gras is Mardi Gras. Little did we know that these crazy bastards also come...
Via Busted Coverage
March 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Focused Manti Te'o hopes to improve his 40 time

Manti Te'o is focused on getting faster. The Notre Dame star and Heisman Trophy runner-up, who was clocked at 4.82 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine last week, says he'll improve his time and is looking forward to his pro day on March 26. Te'o was in town Friday to accept the Maxwell Football Club's Maxwell Award for collegiate player of the...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Manti Te’o is delusional about his terrible performance at the combine

I am not quite sure, but it appears as if Manti Te’o still can’t bring himself to be honest with the media. As you may have heard, the former Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker had quite the putrid performance at the NFL Scouting Combine on Monday, specifically his 40 time. This was supposed to be the opportunity for Te’o to quiet critics following his deplorable performance...
Via The Victory Formation
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Just as we saw in the BCS, Manti Te’o lacks speed

It was quite obvious to anyone watching the BCS National Title Game that Manti Te’o wasn’t the fleetest of foot, as Eddie Lacy and his offensive lineman ran by him all night long. He confirmed that at the NFL Scouting Combine, and Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh’s reaction was simply priceless. Te’o's 40 time was a 4.81 unofficially. That means it could be slower...
Via The Victory Formation
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Manti Te'o Ever Take Responsibility?

So now that Manti Te'o has received the blessing of the Media stooges who praised him for his 'conduct' in his pre combine workout press conference, I suppose that means we are supposed to automatically accept him as an honest and forthright individual who is nothing more than victim of a cruel hoax. Well, speaking for myself, I'm not satisfied. This guy's got...
Via Football Nation
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Manti Te’o prepares to face scouting combine questions

Linebacker Manti Te’o understands that the NFL community and the world at large remains skeptical of the odd situation that put his name on blast just after Notre Dame lost the BCS National Title Game to Alabama. That loss and the strange story of digital love gone bad are not a major focus on the 24-hour news cycle anymore but they still lurk over his head. Please Click Here...
Via Players View
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Manti Te’o Says Fake Girlfriend Shouldn’t Take Away From What He Did As A Player

Manti Te’o will begin to face some real scrutiny in about 24 hours when the NFL Scouting Combine begins on Wednesday.  Te’o will face questions from scouts and coaches about his ability to lead. He will get looks and doubt from the other 200 plus players there who will all wonder how and why such a thing happened to him. On the eve of all that, Te’o spoke with USA Today...
Via Thacover2
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss
CUTTING LOOSE

Top NFL draft prospects do Harlem Shake

It was only a matter of time. With the "Harlem Shake" dance currently sweeping the country, several NFL draft prospects jumped on the chance to participate in the latest craze. For those who don't know, the dance starts with one person (in this case, speed coach Loren Seagrave) busting a few moves while bystanders act oblivious. Eventually, all hell breaks...
Via Helmet2Helmet
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss
GIVE HIM A BREAK

Dick Vitale defends Manti Te'o

Manti Te'o was in attendance for the Louisville-Notre Dame game on Saturday night, and ESPN's Dick Vitale strongly defended him.

Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
February 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Manti Te’o tweeted during the Super Bowl, then quit Twitter until after the NFL Draft

Manti Te’o may have made his life slightly easier if he got off Twitter a long time ago, but his account remained active through Super Bowl Sunday. According to ESPN.com, Te’o has decided to quit tweeting for an unknown period of time while he prepares himself for the NFL Draft, which will take place from April 25-27. Te’o's decision to quit Twitter was somewhat abrupt...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 06, 2013  |  5 Comments
GIRL TALK

Dr. Phil asks Te'o hoaxer to recreate Kekua voice

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo spoke with Dr. Phil McGraw for his first interview since being exposed as the man behind the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax. One half of Tuiasosopo’s interview aired on “Dr. Phil” Thursday, and the other half will air Friday. Dr. Phil’s show left a big cliffhanger Thursday when they teased a preview of Tuiasosopo attempting to reenact the voice of “Lennay...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 31, 2013  |  1 Comment
WEIRD, WILD STUFF

Dr. Phil discusses Tuiasosopo show

Dr. Phil McGraw, teasing his interview with the mastermind of the Manti Te'o hoax, says Ronaiah Tuiasosopo fell "romantically in love" with the Notre Dame linebacker.

Via The Other Paper
January 30, 2013  |  6 Comments

PETA utilizing Manti Te’o saga to try to convince people to eat nasty fake chicken wings (pic)

As mentioned previously, the Sportress of Blogitude is staying away from all the sordid and damning details related to the fake girlfriend hoax saga of Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te’o. But, as also mentioned previously, any opportunity to crack a quick joke or highlight the sometimes feeble attempts of others trying to capitalize on all the Te’o-related drama...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

The Catfish, The Press and Touchdown Jesus

Of late, the story of Manti Te’o has spent it’s time dominating the news cycle more than Alabama’s dismantling of Notre Dame in the National Championship did. Without rehashing the whole episode, suffice it to say Te’o was either involved in or a victim of a hoax that riveted the sports world. By most accounts [...]
Via In The Neutral Zone
January 29, 2013  |  1 Comment
OF COURSE IT DID

Manti Te'o, Katie Couric interview gets autotuned

Tweet The Manti Te’o scandal regarding his relationship with the fabricated Lennay Kekua rocked the Internet, the news networks and basically anything that could discuss the hoax. Te’o decided to give ABC’s Katie Couric an exclusive on-camera interview on Jan. 24 to discuss the incident and ask some questions that many had been asking for [...]
Via Los That Sports Blog
January 28, 2013  |  4 Comments
WINGING IT

PETA uses Manti Te’o image on billboard

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a.k.a. PETA has designed a billboard featuring an image of Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o with the tagline “Sometimes faking it is better.” The billboard then goes on to promote PETA’s recipes for faux-chicken wings in anticipation of Super Bowl Sunday. The advertisement on PETA’s official blog states, Manti Te’o may have been...
Via College Football Section
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

PETA uses Manti Te'o hoax to create the most ridiculous billboard ever

Take a bow PETA!  You've won the prize for Most Ridiculous Way To Exploit The Manti Te'o Hoax.  Not only have you found a way to include the Notre Dame star linebacker in your underdog campaign to raise awareness about the evils of chicken wings, you've included a sexual innuendo joke as the icing on this delectable advertising sundae!   The advocacy group plans...
Via Awful Advertisements
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

The Manti Te'o Catfish trailer is outstanding (Video)

We here at Outside the Boxscore have had much fun talking about former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and his fake girlfriend situation. The fine folks over at Funny Or Die have also had fun with his situation and turned his heartbreak into a parody trailer. Watch as Manti Te'o's life gets Catfished: Manti Te'o's Catfish Trailer - watch more funny...
Via Outside the Boxscore
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss
TE'O RECKONING

Tuiasosopo to sit down with Dr. Phil

The last major player in the Manti Te'o scandal to not make a statement will reportedly sit down with the TV shrink sometime next week. 

Via Awful Announcing
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss
IMAGINATION TIME

Quality Inn hotel's sign pokes fun at Manti Te'o

By now, most of the cheap shots that have been taken at Manti Te’o over his fake girlfriend have run their course. Te’o has been mocked in pretty much every way imaginable since news of the story first broke, so most of the bits about him have either been done before or just aren’t funny. The sign currently on display at the Quality Inn Hotel in Houston is an exception. For...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss
TUIASOSOPO!!!

Report: Cousin was voice of Kekua

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo’s young female cousin, Tino Tuiasosopo, reportedly was the one speaking on the phone with Manti Te’o throughout the supposed relationship.

Via NESN.com
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Cousin of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo is who Manti Te’o allegedly was speaking to

We still don’t believe the claim from Ronaiah Tuiasosopo was the voice on the phone with Manti Te’o, like his attorney was claiming yesterday. While it is almost a certainty that Tuiasosopo was the mastermind behind this entire odd story, it is relatively clear that the voice we heard yesterday in the voicemails that Te’o gave to Katie Couric was a woman, and not a man disguising...
Via The Victory Formation
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss
CRAZY STUFF

Te'o shares Lennay Kekua voicemails

Katie Couric’s show released voicemails that Manti Te’o shared with her that were left on his phone by Kekua. Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's attorney says the voice is his client's.

Via Larry Brown Sports
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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