Manti Te'o and his father blacklist Honolulu newspaper after negative coverage

For his sake, hopefully "father is a complete tool" won't make Manti Te'o fall any further in the draft

1/16/13 in NCAAF   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

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Manti Te'o's father has blacklisted the Honolulu Star Advertiser after the linebacker's hometown newspaper featured a photo of Eddie Lacy running over Te'o on the front page of their newspaper following Notre Dame's blowout loss to Alabama in the National Championship game.

Apparently honest and realistic coverage isn't what Brian Te'o (Manti's father) expected.

Brian's statement, via Chicago Sports Media Watch:
"Our family has been very gracious to the Star Advertiser by providing interviews and photos of our son in the recent weeks. On our way home from Miami we were “privileged” to see how the Star Advertiser returns that favor by posting a photo of our son “presumably” being “bowled over” by the Alabama RB (Eddie Lacy). So, from this point forward, Star Advertiser you have been officially black listed. I will no longer agree to any more interviews, sharing of photos, or anything else, and I will encourage all who have a subscription to your newspaper to not renew. Be more responsible in the future…if you can."

Unfortunately for the Te'o family, the Honolulu Star Advertiser (and everyone else) is supposed to report the truth.

The truth is that Te'o looked like a boy among men, and got absolutely exposed by Lacy and Alabama's offensive line.

Te'o and Notre Dame's defense were absolutely impotent against an Alabama offense that scored 42 points, and could have scored more if they had kept their foot on the gas pedal.

His draft stock has already plummeted after the Championship game, and Te'o is no longer viewed as a top 5 draft pick.

For his sake, let's hope that people ignore the fact that his father is a power-hungry egotistical maniac, and don't hold that against Manti Te'o, or his draft stock could fall even further.
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1/16/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Pat wrote:
Haha... you mean this?

Of course. Was I too subtle?

1/16/13   |   Pat   |   5233 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Not this, but I can think of something else that might hurt his draft stock.

Haha... you mean this?

1/16/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Not this, but I can think of something else that might hurt his draft stock.