Is Manti Te’o Gay? NFL Teams Want to Know

Manti Te’o: gay or straight? NFL teams want to know

After a highly publicized fake girlfriend hoax that exploded in January, NFL teams are having a hard time wrapping their heads around the sexuality of former Notre Dame linebacker and Heisman Trophy runner up Manti Te’o. However, the most current controversy isn’t over a fake girlfriend or a real girlfriend. According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, NFL teams are still wondering if Te’o is indeed gay and they want a truthful answer.

In an interview with ABC’s Katie Couric asked Te’o if he was gay and the former Notre Dame linebacker nervously responded: “No, far from it, far from it.”

“Here’s the elephant in the room for the teams and it shouldn’t matter but we have to step aside from the rest of reality and walk into the unique industry that is the NFL,” Florio said on The Dan Patrick Show Monday. “Teams want to know whether Manti Te’o is gay. They just want to know. They want to know because in an NFL locker room, it’s a different world. It shouldn’t be that way.”

Te’o came under harsh scrutiny Monday when he placed 20th of the 26 linebackers participating in the NFL Scouting Combine Monday in the 40 yard dash. His official best was adjusted to 4.82 seconds.

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