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Te'o Ready to Talk Football, But Media Isn't

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INDIANAPOLIS -- The Heisman Trophy runner-up drew a huge crowd for his media session Saturday at the NFL scouting combine.

 

And they all wanted to know one thing: Why didn't he play well in the national championship game?

 

Actually, that was the only question about that Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o faced about his ability as a football player.

 

His answer: "That's because I didn't. That's all on me. I played hard and so did my team, but Alabama had a great game plan and so did we. They executed better than we did."

 

The balance of his session was dominated by the controversy involving the alleged hoax surrounding his dead girlfriend who, it turns out, never really existed.

 

Te'o said he is scheduled...

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