Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Te'O Deception Leads NFL to Question

Readership here knew he was deceptive, with some tying the loose ends together for the conclusion that Te'o was deceptive to hide his sexuality.

Florio: NFL Teams Want To Know If Manti Te’o Is Gay

Florio said he didn’t think teams actually asked Te’o about his sexuality when they met with him over the weekend.
“It’s been described to me as the proverbial elephant in the room and I don’t think anyone knows how to solve this dilemma yet,” he said. “It’s just that they want to know what they’re getting. They want to know what issues they may be dealing with down the road. We just assumed that at some point there would be an openly gay player in an NFL locker room and the team would have to work with the realities and make sure that everything’s fine. Now you have a situation where you have a guy who was in a relationship with a fake girl who ended up being a real man, and the man has said to Dr. Phil that he was romantically in love with Manti Te’o, it just raises a lot of questions that the NFL at some point is going to have to deal with.”
Obviously, if teams are wondering about his sexuality, it’s an indication that it will affect Te’o draft stock. Homophobia has been, and continues to be, a big issue in the NFL.
“I’m not saying anyone would take Manti Te’o off the board if they suspected he’s gay or know he’s gay,” Florio told Dan Patrick. “That’s just the thing that’s out there that they want to know the answer to.”


Vita said...

Is it that they(NFL teams?)or Florio wants to know Manti's orientation? Or is this long winded statement without saying it, without saying it direct. I want to know the truth, as it is personal to me. It affects me personally.

“It’s been described to me as the proverbial elephant in the room and I don’t think anyone knows how to solve this dilemma yet,”

He is a Sports media commentator, Mike Florio, of Pro Football Talk and NBC Sports. Florio is not
" NFL Teams" He is speaking for himself.

He Florio is invested in Teo's draft stock? or if this breaks open " Teo to confess" it will be to his advantage to report it, spin it? as the NFL Draft is no longer as it was once. It's about the ol mighty dollar, sponsorships, profit.

His sensitive is the NFL Teams vesting in Teo draft stock? Or is the bottom line, the vesting in who or who will not sponsor him - if he were to admit he is gay, after being drafted. Teo to admit to the accusations he is not truthful of his orientation will either be a cash cow or a blunder of a life time.

Teo = Profit or Loss it's a risk, 50/50 that he is stating the NFL teams question, by drafting him.

This isn't about Football ( inside the locker room) this is about

rob said...

The 'Big Lie' is what started all this. Should have kept his mouth shut, and just been who he was. NFL careers don't last that long, and with that kind of money, life can be easy.

BostonLady said...

Based on the earlier articles and discussions, statement analysis questioned what Teo was hiding and most considered he was gay.

This article is not surprising.

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone assume he is gay? The "hoax" played on him had him believing he was dating a girl. I guess you could go out on a limb and assume he was perfectly fine not meeting this "girl" because he was using her as a ruse to be able to tell people he had a girlfriend. But him being gay would not be my first assumption. Wanting to use the death of his "girlfriend" for profit and marketability, yes, but gay? Not necessarily.

Lemon said...
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Lemon said...

I agree with Boston the article is not surprising. Like Vita commented, its business. Will teams use Manti's less than stellar performance at the combine as an excuse with all the unknowns surrounding him? I was surprised with the time he had to prepare that he wasn't faster, and heavier.

Tania Cadogan said...

Your sexual preference does not make you a good player or a bad player, it has no effect on any talent you my or may not have.

Being gay doesn't make you run faster or catch a ball better, the same as being straight doesn't make you run faster or catch a ball better.

It all boils down to money and endorsements.

Will the public buy my product if it is endorsed by a gay? football is a macho sport will men follow the team if thy have gays in it?

It is all irrelevant, you either support the team wholeheartedly with no clauses or you sod off and find a sport that suits your bigoted views.

Once gays come out and openly play whatever sport they are in it will become another non story.
We had all this in the movies where men were men and women was swooning and frail, then it came out that sundry macho actors were as gay as they come. the public didn't bat an eyelid, heck everyone and their dog knows showbiz if full of gays, women's tennis is full of lesbians and so on.
Why is it ok for women to be openly gay in sport and not men?
Are men so insecure about their own sexuality that no gay spoertman should ever taint their eyeballs?

Be who you are, straight, gay,globalsexual, whatever, as long as it is legal.
If you believe in a god then you have to believe he created you the way you are and so there is nothing to be ashamed of.

There is always a first person to do something, once the barrier is broken, everyone else jumps in and it becomes accepted, it is no longer a story, the public go he/she's gay, yeah whatever, they sucked at last week's game, last night they rocked.

Worried about how it would affect your kids? kids don't care about race, religion, sexuality, we as adults teach them to hate, get over it and enjoy the sport.