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Chargers shielding Te'o from questions

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06:59 AM ET 05.20 | In the eyes of some, this is about the time Chargers fans would already have tired of Manti Te'o questions. [Te'o] should be getting boring by now, but with this embargo, there remains a tint of bizarre. It is completely understandable that Chargers coach Mike McCoy would want to shield his celebrity of a linebacker from prying media members, and if the request came from Te'o, one can empathize with that as well. But this story isn't like a headache or a bruise that will go away if you just leave it alone. It's more like an anxiety disorder -- the only way to kill it is with exposure. ... Te'o may not want to field the questions, but he should. Oddly enough, sometimes talking is the best way to stop a conversation.

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May 20, 2013  07:44 AM ET

Talk about it. Get it over with. The less you talk, the more they'll want to pressure.

May 20, 2013  07:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Talk about it. Get it over with. The less you talk, the more they'll want to pressure.

Exactly... face it up front. It's not going away... but it can be managed.

May 20, 2013  07:59 AM ET

But he IS getting boring by now. He hasn't played a single down and we've had articles about him every day.

May 20, 2013  08:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

But he IS getting boring by now. He hasn't played a single down and we've had articles about him every day.

3 more months of it to come, my friend.



Just like hewhoshallnotbenamed.

May 20, 2013  08:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Talk about it. Get it over with. The less you talk, the more they'll want to pressure.

That is how I see it too. Let the media use the story up now. Better than when the games start. They will tire of it too.

May 20, 2013  08:12 AM ET

Talk about awkward.... I can't help but giggle when I watch the Tigers play and Thuiasosopo's son's name is called. Must be hard in his locker room too... Get it ? "Hard!"

Hahaha!! I'm here till 4:30.

May 20, 2013  08:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Just like hewhoshallnotbenamed.

Yes, but which hewhoshallnotbenamed?

May 20, 2013  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Just like hewhoshallnotbenamed.

Word is he's going to the Bears........

May 20, 2013  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

But he IS getting boring by now. He hasn't played a single down and we've had articles about him every day.

Tim Tebow all over again?

May 20, 2013  08:33 AM ET

Are they shielding his dead, imaginary girlfriend, too? How exactly do you prevent the leakage of ectoplasm?

May 20, 2013  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

How exactly do you prevent the leakage of ectoplasm?

Who you gonna call?

Ghostbusters!

May 20, 2013  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Are they shielding his dead, imaginary girlfriend, too? How exactly do you prevent the leakage of ectoplasm?

Wow..do you ever need new material...!

May 20, 2013  09:04 AM ET

I'll bet they don't want Te'o doing any interviews by phone or by electronic media. He might have a hard time telling if it's real.

May 20, 2013  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I'll bet they don't want Te'o doing any interviews by phone or by electronic media. He might have a hard time telling if it's real.

If he can't tell something that's real from something that's a fake, he's going to have one hell of a time with play action.

May 20, 2013  10:19 AM ET

He could turn out to be the best line backer in the league, but I'm telling you he lives in a 3' x 3' room with clothes hangers.

May 20, 2013  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

He could turn out to be the best line backer in the league, but I'm telling you he lives in a 3' x 3' room with clothes hangers.

Sounds like you think he's in the closet? But, ESPN says when you come out you're a hero!

May 20, 2013  10:39 AM ET

I keep trying to get an interview with Teo but they keep telling me he is out on a date...

May 20, 2013  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Sounds like you think he's in the closet? But, ESPN says when you come out you're a hero!

I thought his imaginary friend was a girl...? What makes you think he "switched sides...?"

May 20, 2013  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Exactly... face it up front. It's not going away... but it can be managed.

True but, it's obvious the guy isn't one of the sharper knives in the drawer. Maybe it's not a bad idea to keep him muzzled for now.

 
May 20, 2013  10:49 AM ET

Manti! Te'o amo!

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