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'Everyone' asked Harrison Smith about Te'o

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06:58 AM ET 05.03 | You bet the Vikings asked safety Harrison Smith about Manti Te'o before the NFL's draft. Of course, Smith said Wednesday, May 1, at the team's organized team activities. Who didn't? "Honestly, everyone I've talked to has asked me about Te'o," said Smith, who played with Te'o at Notre Dame and remains close to the linebacker. "I think most people kind of know. It's obviously just a weird story, so there's a lot of attention on it. But at the end of the day, I think everybody knew that he's a good guy, and obviously the tape is what they're going to go off the most. I was asked by literally everyone I came in contact with, that is involved in football."

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May 3, 2013  08:18 AM ET

Lucky for Smith that Te'o didn't get drafted to his team. Then he'd be expected to babysit him, tell him what's real and what's not, etc.

May 3, 2013  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Lucky for Smith that Te'o didn't get drafted to his team. Then he'd be expected to babysit him, tell him what's real and what's not, etc.

That's why he dropped so much. So the team who got him could afford to pay the babysitter also.

May 3, 2013  08:53 AM ET

The only reason this guy plummeted in the draft was the 'Bama game.

May 3, 2013  08:53 AM ET

So what do they ask? "Is he gay"

May 3, 2013  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The only reason this guy plummeted in the draft was the 'Bama game.

He looked extremely pedestrian in that game.

May 3, 2013  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

So what do they ask? "Is he gay"

"Does he see dead people?"

May 3, 2013  10:11 AM ET

'Everyone' asked Harrison Smith about Te'o

I didn't.

May 3, 2013  10:30 AM ET

Te'o is just an average player, and he got schooled against an awesome SEC team!

May 3, 2013  10:30 AM ET

Te'o jokes are getting kind of stale.
Let's see if he can perform in the NFL; all else is pointless.

May 3, 2013  10:41 AM ET
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Te'o jokes are getting kind of stale.

But what else can we do with stale Te'o threads?

How many Te'os does it take to change a light bulb?
I can't imagine what the answer must be.

What's the difference between Te'o and T.O.?
You don't pay child support for imaginary children.

May 3, 2013  12:28 PM ET

If Manti were gay, or came out, he'd be hailed as a national hero and the media would shove that story down our throats (pun intended) daily and then rehash it again during training camp and any primetime game he was in.

May 3, 2013  12:38 PM ET

Teo, outstaning College Payer who thought sympathy would bring him the Heisman, he was wrong, but he was still a good player!!!

May 3, 2013  12:42 PM ET
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If Manti were gay, or came out, he'd be hailed as a national hero and the media would shove that story down our throats (pun intended) daily and then rehash it again during training camp and any primetime game he was in.

Ha. It would be interesting to see if the networks would flex-schedule the Chargers into prime time so they could showcase their man-love.

Nah. The only thing they care about is money, and putting Chargers games on isn't the way to get it.

May 3, 2013  01:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

So what do they ask? "Is he gay"

Imagine that for awhile.

 
May 3, 2013  05:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

'Everyone' asked Harrison Smith about Te'oI didn't.

He said "everyone that he came in contact with," so consider yourself fortunate.

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