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07:00 AM ET 06.12 | The wait over, Manti Te'o spoke at length on Tuesday -- nearly 20 minutes, in fact. He spoke to 41 media members before 14 video cameras. He spoke until the questions turned stale. Then, with the Chargers PR staff giving reporters their time, Te'o spoke some more as three photographers kept clicking away. Polished and polite, Te'o gave 33 answers. More telling about the Chargers linebacker is what those around him had to say. ... [One staffer praised Te'o's] habits, attitude and performance, calling him Tuesday an "absolute stud." The second-round pick knows how to work, when to open his mouth and ask questions, and as importantly, when to shut it. "A-plus," the staff member added. "All he does is show up every day and work," coach Mike McCoy said.

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June 12, 2013  07:55 AM ET

Te'o earning imaginary rave reviews from his former dead imaginary girlfriend.

June 12, 2013  08:03 AM ET

He's the kind of guy you dream about, right?

June 12, 2013  08:15 AM ET

Listening to the crummy radio station my wife insists on, I heard Aldo Nova "Fantasy" yesterday.






Coincidence? I think not.

June 12, 2013  08:16 AM ET

He'll be the most impressive linebacker in the NFL that have ever been run over on a consistent basis. Good for him!

June 12, 2013  08:20 AM ET

This kid is a winner and a class act all the way. Recycle all the "stale" girlfriend jokes you want (as most of you continue to do so) but he will emerge as one of the leaders on this team before the season is half over.

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June 12, 2013  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

This kid is a winner and a class act all the way. Recycle all the "stale" girlfriend jokes you want (as most of you continue to do so) but he will emerge as one of the leaders on this team before the season is half over.

We'll wait and see.

June 12, 2013  08:33 AM ET

That good news for him and the Chargers, but I'll wait to crown him until he has some regular season games under his belt.

June 12, 2013  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

This kid is a winner and a class act all the way.

That's what his former dead imaginary girlfriend said.

June 12, 2013  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Recycle all the "stale" girlfriend jokes you want

"Take his imaginery girlfriend. Please."
"That's what she said. If she was real."

June 12, 2013  08:51 AM ET

They took my imaginary girlfriends and replaced them with Tim Tebow! ---->

The girls may be real, but the "girlfriend" part is all in my head. Well, maybe not all the parts of them are real, either.

June 12, 2013  09:06 AM ET

"All he does is show up every day and work,"
Isn't that what he is supposed to do? Like all of us?
I agree with RustyBawl on #8. Put on the pads and let's see how it goes. Right now he is west coast Tebow sideshow.

June 12, 2013  09:22 AM ET

I'm sure he will not ever see Alabama quality offensives in the NFL, so he will be just fine!

June 12, 2013  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

"All he does is show up every day and work," Isn't that what he is supposed to do? Like all of us?I agree with RustyBawl on #8. Put on the pads and let's see how it goes. Right now he is west coast Tebow sideshow.

I agree too. Practices in shorts and pads. Let's see how he does when it counts for real.

June 12, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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I agree too. Practices in shorts and pads. Let's see how he does when it counts for real.

real = in the standings.....

June 12, 2013  10:08 AM ET

We'll see... we'll see.

June 12, 2013  10:11 AM ET

I'm guessing at this point all he wants to do is keep quiet and get to work. He's been knocked down a few notches already. Time to show his worth on the field and forget about the last 6 months.

June 12, 2013  10:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Te'o earning imaginary rave reviews from his former dead imaginary girlfriend.

Not very good. Definitely a weak stretch.

June 12, 2013  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

That good news for him and the Chargers, but I'll wait to crown him until he has some regular season games under his belt.

That is only reasonable. And thus unacceptable for FN.

 
June 12, 2013  10:43 AM ET

My money's on Te'o. Brains and hard work can get you a good career in the NFL.

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