Manti Te'o Picked by Chargers
Notre Dame linebacker was victim of girlfriend hoax
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2013 6:36 PM CDT
In this Feb. 25 photo, Manti Te'o runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis.   (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

(Newser) – A second-round pick in the NFL draft might be getting more attention than any player who went in the first round. That's because it's Manti Te'o, the former Notre Dame linebacker caught up in the bizarre girlfriend-who-didn't exist hoax from earlier this year. The San Diego Chargers traded up a few spots to pick Te'o this evening, reports the local Union-Tribune. Te'o dropped into the second round not because of the scandal but because he didn't play so well in the championship game against Alabama, reports ESPN.

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People_Suck
Apr 27, 2013 3:54 PM CDT
I bet he celebrated all night with his girlfriend. Then woke up with a sore wrist.
TheProducer
Apr 26, 2013 10:40 PM CDT
what you'll find in this thread: Idiots who think your job performance is tied directly to your relationship status.
thenet95
Apr 26, 2013 9:55 PM CDT
Hahaha what a joke they drafted this fool thinking they want another junior Sao. I can't wait until this clown becomes trouble. Just wait and see.