Posted Tue Jan 22nd by Jon Heath
Update (1/23/13, 6:38 a.m. MT): Te’o has admitting to lying about his girlfriend after discovering the hoax, which he says to have no part of creating.
The bizarre situation involving Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o has been much-talked about since Deadspin broke the story on January 16. On Tuesday, John Elway chimed in on the situation.
“It’s a little bit mind-boggling to think what did happen, what he did know,” Broncos executive vice president John Elway told USA Today Sports. “He’s going to get asked about it probably 32 times at the Combine. Everyone is going to ask him about it. It’s hard for us to understand — why he wouldn’t know?”
The Broncos, and every other NFL team, will likely grill Te’o to find the truth behind the story. At the end of the day though, teams will care less about whether Te’o lied or was easily fooled and more about his performance in the National Championship game earlier this month.