Skip to comments.An NFL Insider Says NFL Teams Want To Know If Manti Te'o Is Gay
Posted on 02/25/2013 10:29:42 AM PST by blam
An NFL Insider Says NFL Teams Want To Know If Manti Te'o Is Gay
February 25, 2013, 10:47 AM
After facing the media over the weekend at the NFL Combine, most seem to believe that Manti Te'o has successfully moved on from the fake girlfriend story and that it will have little impact on his status in the NFL draft. However, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com says Te'o's sexuality is still a concern for NFL teams.
Florio appeared on "The Dan Patrick Show" Monday and said flatly, "teams want to know if Manti Te'o is gay," calling it "the elephant in the room." Florio adds that it should not make a difference, but says we have to "step aside from the rest of reality and walk into the unique industry that is the NFL."
As Florio points out, teams probably can't directly ask Te'o that question during their interviews with the former Notre Dame linebacker. But that won't stop teams from trying to find out.
Of course, for some teams, Te'o's sexuality may be less important than just being prepared and knowing what potential media storms they will have to deal with if they were to draft Te'o. And for some teams, the fear of that potential media storm might be enough to skip Te'o's name in the April draft.
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"...Te'o's sexuality is still a concern for NFL teams. "
It would explain why he felt compelled to lie about a relationship with a girl when he had never met her (though he claimed he had early on).
Homosexuals are NOT welcomed in the locker rooms...and for good reason.
“But if he’s going to get caught in a scandal and then tell a lot of lies, that’s kinda secondary.”
He did believe it, and he believed it because it (she) was the object of his desire (imagination).
Other than that I wouldn't speculate.
He is one of the following.
1. Very Stupid
2. Extremely Naive
Of those three, NFL teams would likely prefer the third.
All this hype over his sexuality and the non-existant girlfriend masks the fact that Alabama made him look like what he is. A media over hyped Notre Dame Player who wouldn’t make the third team in the SEC. I would be surprised if he is picked in the first 5 rounds.
He has no evidence.
Brendon Ayanbadejo of the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens and Chris Kluwe of the Vikings are outspoken advocates of special rights for fashionable groups.
Doesn't seem to matter to their teammates or employers, who only care about winning games and making money.
If Te'o can win games, no one in a decision-making capacity cares.
If he plays in the NFL like he played against Alabama, he will be unemployable even if he were as enthusiastically heterosexual as Antonio Cromartie.
If he were White...or for that matter, Black....we'd never have heard about him.
“Doesn’t seem to matter to their teammates or employers, who only care about winning games and making money.”
Winning and making money should be the only thing that matters to a team or a private business.
Yup. And Chris Culliver got raked over the coals for saying out loud what most NFL players think.
Actually, private businesses should be allowed to prioritize whatever they want to prioritize.
Many private businesses choose to forgo certain opportunities and remain smaller because they have moral priorities that override their financial ones.
‘It’s Raining Football Players’ bump....
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