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Sports Editor: NFL Teams “Want To Know Whether Manti Te’o Is Gay”

mantite'oHere’s the elephant in the room, 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. 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.”

ProFootballTalk.com editor Mike Florio, discussing fake-girlfriend-having Manti Te’o, on the Dan Patrick Show.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Feb 26, 2013
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  • 12 Comments
    • yaoming
      yaoming

      Don’t flatter yourselves, boys.

      Feb 26, 2013 at 1:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nevereclipsed81
      nevereclipsed81

      He’s not gay, he’s just a very gullible, slightly a-sexual mormon. That guy did sound like a woman.

      Feb 26, 2013 at 1:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stfallon1028
      stfallon1028

      NFL teams and everyone else who has been following this story! However, in the spirit of good will, why don’t we let Manti be his dim, impressionable jock self?

      Feb 26, 2013 at 1:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • missedgle
      missedgle

      In Joy Baher’s voice SO WHAT WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Feb 26, 2013 at 4:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jackpapa
      jackpapa

      It is not ok to speculate about this man’s sexuality. Period.

      Feb 26, 2013 at 4:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darson
      Darson

      You are never going to stop people from gossiping about juicy stuff like this.
      Manti opened this can of worms all by himself. I have never understood this ongoing
      need of people to share every flipping thing that happens in their life. Sorry
      his grandmother died but don’t try and tell me he wasn’t using that and the gf’s
      death to boost his chances of getting that trophy. And now it has come back to
      bite him in his cute little butt.

      Feb 26, 2013 at 6:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dionte
      Dionte

      @jackpapa: it’s funny how they are always so curious

      Feb 26, 2013 at 7:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      Bottom line: It’s not Mike Florio’s or anybody else’s business what Manti Te’o’s sexual orientation is. And Manti Te’o shouldn’t be put in the situation where he has to announce his sexual orientation to put homophobic minds at ease.

      Feb 26, 2013 at 10:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jacknasty
      jacknasty

      @jackpapa: I think it is OK to speculate about his sexuality, he publicly lied about his relationship, if you agree to discuss your personal relationships with the media then you are giving people the right to speculate on it.

      He said he met her, which wasn’t true. And he allowed people to believe his girlfriend died when she in fact did not exist. And I don’t believe for a second that he genuinely believed she actually was real/died because there’s no way he would have continued to play if he actually thought he was suffering a real loss.

      Feb 26, 2013 at 10:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlokeToys
      BlokeToys

      You know what REALLY annoys me about this? Why is it anyone’s business? I saw some talking heads on some US news show debating it like it’s a serious issue, suggesting that people “deserve” an answer.

      He’s not a politician, he’s not elected, the public do not pay his wage. He has a right to privacy and people have no damn right to be “demanding” anything of this man!

      He’s a sportsman, and no American citizen has the damned right to demand anything from him at all!

      Feb 27, 2013 at 9:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlokeToys
      BlokeToys

      @Kieran:

      Absolutely right. People in the US treat their sportsmen as if they own them, as if they have a public duty to give themselves completely to a load of fans. No one in the USA has any right to be demanding any information from this man at all, ever.

      How would these people feel if they were being harassed in public, on TV, in papers and magazines, being asked intrusive questions about their personal life as if they owe them an explanation?

      He is a free American citizen, and no other person has the right to be making inquiries like this into his personal life. Discussion is one thing, but people demanding answers like he’s on trial is just sickening to me.

      Feb 27, 2013 at 9:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlokeToys
      BlokeToys

      @jackpapa:

      It’s perfectly okay to speculate about all sorts of things. But when that speculation becomes accusation, harassment and attack, that’s when it becomes a problem.

      People can speculate all they like, but demanding answers from him as though he’s committed some despicable crime is what is really disgusting about this whole embarrassing fiasco.

      Feb 27, 2013 at 10:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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