Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te

Manti Te'o Thought He Was Being Pranked When Chargers Selected Him


Of course he did. This happens all the time.

Apparently, when he saw a San Diego area code on the phone, he thought that his friends were prank calling him, per Jim Trotter. Once a catfish, always a catfish? Is that how it works?

I guess he must have trust issues. You know why I have trust issues?

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I wonder how many pranks the boys in the locker room are going to play on him. It is going to be madness.

I don’t even want to know howicj crap we get from the Raiders fans. Just hope that he kills it and they complain that he he beats them down all the time.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

    Ernie: Good stuff coming out on your boy, Keenan Allen. If this guy is healthy, he is going to rule as long as he gets a connection going with Rivers. He has a chip on his shoulder from being drafted late and wants to prove he is good.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      I am so excited for him!!!! Probably could have drafted Barrett Jones, but whatever… I like sexy picks!

      • Cgoodness13

        I’d love to see your reaction if it was tavon Austin that dropped to us lol

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          Oh my goodness!!!!! Remember me saying I would take this dude if he fell in the 2nd?!?! But now the 3rd!!!!! STEAL!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

        Why didn’t we draft Jones? Do you think TT is a little out there.? Flaky…swimming against the current. He is dominant and pretty much portrays that he is running the Chargers, not Mike McCoy. Maybe it will change as things move on… but he sure does like talking to the media.

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          Mainly because this dude is our future star receiver

          • Julien Bélair

            exactly

        • Julien Bélair

          we had questions marks in the WR spot. meachem and royal are bust. floyd old and injury prone. alexander solid IF healthy, brown unproven. we needed a new star and keenen allen is more than perfect fit for rivers

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            Plus, allen has the ability to be a star. Can’t pass on him with him sitting there

      • Julien Bélair

        what if jones is there waiting for us in the rd 5?

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          We run to the podium to select him

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      And this dude is legit… Was rated the best receiver in the draft before we did all that combine business… I trust the tape

  • Cgoodness13

    Can we give telesco a raise? Hell why not a promotion lol

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Hahahahaha

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.dadd.7 Robert Dadd

    Keenan Allen is a great pick! Please no more Te’O stories or features.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Well… That will be tough

      • arnie

        Not really, the kid will hush all the media garbage, by letting his “football” skills do the talking. Weddle was quoted on ESPN radio, “..we’ll welcome him in..he’s our brother now…”. With type of support in the locker room, it sounds like they have his back.

        • Julien Bélair

          man i love weddle a great player we have

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Edward-Moretti/100002785058214 Edward Moretti

    @MoveTheSticks: Keenan Allen is a stud on jump balls…Rivers favorite throw!

  • Gunnar Martin

    Thats hilarious. But he shouldn’t be treated too bad at his new home in SD, half the team is as new as he is. Hopefully, Manti will emerge as a leader like he did at Notre Dame. I will be quite disappointed with the new personnel if he gets bullied a lot by the Chargers.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      I’m sure he will get it a little bit. I can’t even get a haircut without getting crap from my coworkers! Just how dudes work sometimes

      • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

        What do you mean, Ernie? People you work with give you a hard time about your haircut? Give me their phone numbers and addresses!

        • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

          Hahaha… And my skinny jeans

    • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

      He is 21 or 22. I highly doubt he is going to lead Rivers or Gates, Eric Weddle or Ingram anywhere. I just pray he causes no drama or controversy and doesn’t turn San Diego into a circus like Tebow did wherever he went. As long as he does his job well, he should be fine. But he is not head dog here in SD.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        If he helps us win… Bring in the circus

        • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

          The circus doesn’t bring wins… did it help the Jets? No.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            Of course not… But IF he wins, I won’t care about a circus

          • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

            I can go for that.. but he is part of a team. This is not solely his show. I am telling you. You will get annoyed with it.. so will TT, McCoy and the rest of the team. He is a kid, so hopefully, he will get direction and know he can’t go off half-cocked and run his own show–a side show like Ochocinco did.

          • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

            Ocho is one thing… He asks for that attention. Te’o never really was asking for the attention… But we will see

          • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

            Update: I just thought of something. I have it all wrong. Teo needs swagger – like Suggs swag.. or Richard Sherman swagger. Yeah, this could work. Now THAT would be good. Like the old days.

          • http://www.facebook.com/rudyrullan Rudy Rullan

            The head coach of the Jets is the circus …. not Teebow.

      • Gunnar Martin

        I don’t expect him to do that; I just think he will bring another spark and new passion to the defense. Believe me, I don’t want a circus here. I’ll just feel bad if he can never get a break in the NFL (which is very unlikely, I was just throwing it out there).

  • RussinSactown

    The first time he makes a running back blow snot bubbles, that teasing will stop

    • arnie

      LOL AGREED! LOL