June 11, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te

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All the talk about Manti Te’o breaking his silence cracks me up. I don’t know why people are still interested in what he is doing. WHY? He get catfished. Had a fake girldfirend. What else do you want from the man. It sucks for him that it went to the national level, but it is done and past. What else could you learn from him?

Chargers LB Manti Te’o talks mostly football in rare news conference
Being drafted by the San Diego Chargers has put the former Notre Dame star in a “perfect place” because of the support from those in the organization. Oh, and Te’o and some friends “just chilled and had a good time” last month in Hollywood at a party 

McCoy and Chargers fitting well together
ESPN (blog)
New coach Mike McCoy seems to have the trust of his players. It appears the group, which has been coached by Norv Turner since 2007, has totally bought into McCoy and there is a strong chemistry building between the players and the coaching staff.

Chargers let Manti Te’o speak, and that’s news
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manti Te’o is just one of the guys. He’s confident he can be a three-down linebacker in the NFL. It takes some serious leverage to play against tight end Antonio Gates. Being drafted by the San Diego Chargers has put the former Notre 

Chargers Players Surprise Fans of San Diego in “Thank You SD” Event
Bolts from the Blue
As a way to thank fans and get them pumped up for the 2013 season, the entireChargers roster of players spread out around San Diego to visit with members of the community. The Charger Girls joined the players around town, as did Head Coach Mike

Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o: Media hiatus has helped me improve
On Tuesday, San Diego Chargers rookie linebacker Manti Te’o spoke to reporters for the first time since being drafted, saying he has definitely “reaped the benefits” of his media hiatus. Te’o also turned off his Twitter account earlier this year 

Te’o holds rare press conference
Kept largely off limits since the draft by rookie head coach Mike McCoy, Te’o was allowed to speak with reporters for the first time in more than a month as the Chargersopened minicamp Tuesday. Questions about football outnumbered the ones about the 

Chargers practice report
U-T San Diego
Reminder: The Chargers won’t be wearing pads until training camp. As a result, there’s little to be gleaned from the line play — or, for that matter, the skill play — in these practices. Still, as comrade Gehlken reported, defensive end Corey Liuget 

Kudos for Chargers outreach
U-T San Diego
Earlier this week, the entire San Diego Chargers defensive backfield and four ChargerGirls cheerleaders visited the U-T San Diego as part of the team’s community outreach program. These young men and women were polite, humble and excited about the 

Manti Te’o breaks month-long silence, discusses championship loss
Los Angeles Times
“Honestly, I’ve only gone back [and watched it] once,” Te’o said Tuesday at Chargersminicamp, in his first public comments since May 10. “That kind of stuff you don’t want to see too much. But definitely you learn more from your losses than you do 


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  • Stefanie Smith

    Ernie: There are some out there that engineer opportunities to bring attention to himself/herself. Tebow is one and T’eo could end up being another if Coach McCoy isn’t able to remain firm. These types of folks don’t care when they are singled out and separating themselves from their team mates. And they don’t care if it makes their other team mates uncomfortable or causes problems. McCoy did the right thing. Here, Fluker is our first round pick and impressive, etc. etc. Freeney is big, Pro-Bowler, has a story, and all that—None of these guys are getting daily press conferences. What about anybody else? T’eo does not run the show here. They better make it clear like Bill B is telling Tebow. Just don’t let the guy talk. Hopefully,. the media will move on out to the East Coast.

    Just remember. He didn’t have to talk to the media. He could have made it short and simple. He likes being in the lime light.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i think they are doing well with handling the situation. te’o was definitely impressive to draw the attention back to football and put out the little flames that are left with the girlfriend deal. i think that things will turn out well

      • Stefanie Smith

        Trouble with that—we don’t want a rookie being impressive with the press. The point is: he shouldn’t be in the limelight except for on the field.

    • veazy

      I get where you’re coming from, but most of the questions were handled well and most of them were about football. Some of them were stupid/paraphrased questions and the reporters acting stupid. The reporter who said Te’o being singled out made him the face of the franchise should get slapped. It’s obvious he’s one of the cry hards who is still upset by the media ban.

      • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

        ha. thought the same thing when that reporter chimed in. i wanted to slap the crap out of him through the computer screen. te’o is the face of the franchise? HA! he hasn’t even played a game

      • Stefanie Smith

        Yep, veazy. As long as the kid plays along and wants the media around, they will hound him. He is NOT the face of our franchise.

  • Heidijoy

    Like the way San Diego has handled the situation. Impressed with how Te’o handled the Press conference, set up by Staff of the Chargers.

  • Stefanie Smith

    When will T’eo not be giving separate press conferences?