The NFL Scouting Combine is all aboht hoop-la. But there's never been hoop-la quite like the news conference of Manti Te'o.
By Chris Burke, SI.com
INDIANAPOLIS — Amidst an NFL scouting combine mostly devoid of fascinating or divisive personalities, the buzz prior to Manti Te’o's meet-and-greet with the media was real, and it was spectacular.
Twice a swarm gathered for Te’o around podium C at the Lucas Oil Stadium media center — the first time, after an erroneous report that the Notre Dame linebacker would appear at noon ET.
Saturday marked the first time that the media, save for Katie Couric or Dr. Phil, had really had a chance to grill the disgraced Notre Dame star over his infamous Catfishing incident. Of Te’o's approximately 15-minute press conference, almost every second was spent discussing the fallout from that headline-making situation.
“I said all I have to say about that,” Te’o said at the beginning of his press conference, before being asked to elaborate on a number of aspects.
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