May 10, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te

Chargers Will Withhold Manti Te'o From Media Till June 11 Mini Camp

The San Diego Chargers are going to hide Manti Te’o away from the media till June 11 minicamp and a few people are not too happy about it. It is all the media folk that are frustrated about it because they can’t get any info for the little soap opera that they have created.

Now they will have to give us actual updates on how he looks in practice. What a thought. We might actually have to talk about football. There is a story.

The side drama will have to wait till June 11 and Manti will be able to side step all the extra curriculars until that time. It will give it even more time to die down.

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  • arnie

    Good for them. if you don’t want a circus, don’t sell tickets. The drama that has nothing to do with Mati as a football player, is something that has been pumped up by the media. And by now, everyone that lives on planet earth, knows. there is nothing new. it’s a dead horse, please stop beating it. move on.
    The only reason they are there, is for us to read reports about football. Example Clary being a much better Guard than RTackle. that’s news i care about.

  • Stefanie Smith

    I am glad the Chargers management decided to do this,…whoever made the decision. It is a huge hassle, a distraction, T’eo does not run this team, he is a rookie, he shouldn’t have separate press conferences like Tebow did, he is not team captain, etc. The reasons are numerous. He is not the center of the Chargers. Time somebody settle this crap down or we will end up like the Jets with the Tebow debacle. T’eo is not getting paid by the Chargers’ to be in front of the camera all the time.

  • MC Boltman

    Ugh!…Does this mean we only will hear football related news about Manti now?… no drama? no girlfriend crap from yesterday?…. “Noooooo”…(sarcasm? – YES SHELDON!)

    • tubbs45

      Imagine that… News about what actually happens on the field. what is this world coming to?

    • Gunnar Martin

      Ohhh, Sheldon.

  • Rob Base

    Good call this isn’t F***** Days of our lives it’s football! Let him play without the negative distractions. I’m so hyped in the choices that Telesco, McCoy and Bolts organization as a whole are making. Good things are coming my fellow Bolt Fam!

    • Stefanie Smith

      I loved “Days of Our Lives’ and “Young and the Restless”. I don’t think Days is on anymore.

  • Ernie Padaon

    random note… but remembered about this post from January:

    Just amazing that he ended up on our team!

    • Rob Base

      That’s funny is that karma or coincidence Ernie?

    • PakMaN

      hahahaha I attempted to find that thread but couldn’t remember the date!

  • tubbs45

    Breaking news: Manti T’eo seen in a car. Manti was wearing a charcoal gray polo shirt and get this FUBU shorts. He was clearly talking with someone, mouthing the words ‘ Get the F’ out my way! ‘

  • Stefanie Smith

    At the next press conference, somebody better ask Coach McCoy what he is going to do about the rookie wearing the Raiders’ hat. lol.

    • RussinSactown

      I would say Allen needs to participate in tackling drills as the dummy.

      • Stefanie Smith

        Too funny.

  • Stefanie Smith

    If T’eo really wanted to fix it, he could have trotted out there with the other rookies. as a group. But no. This was the whole rub with T’eo from the beginning –way back to the Catfish story. Some believe the whole Catfish story was to pump up support for the Heismann and to get media attention. Well, go figure. Guy now has his own personal group of media people. He literally is the center of attention in that photo up there.

  • OP Bolt

    Gag me with a spoon. A couple of weeks ago a third of the “analysis” on the Te’o draft pick was that he was in the perfect, small, Charger-friendly media market. Looks like the local UT guys would rather work for People Magazine.

    • Stefanie Smith

      This is not just local UT people… they are about moving in from all over.

  • Stefanie Smith

    Hey, they may have doctored the photo, but they’ve got that guy who was wearing the Raiders’ hat now wearing a Bronco’s cap. lol. Too hilarious.

    • Ernie Padaon

      haha… it is a little doctored.

      • Stefanie Smith

        That was so funny,.

  • Cgoodness13

    Or they are saying “you won’t hear manti unless you put us on hardnocks”. Don’t lie you want it!!! Lol

  • JoseSD

    Did you read that article in the UT whining about how they won’t let them talk to him. I never thought I’d miss Canepa and Sullivan in the UT sports page but Calkin, Acee and Gehlken sure make me miss those two

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  • Peter Thompson

    June 11th is going to be covered like the moon landing. They should drop him on top of mount Whitney, and make the reporters climb to the interview.