Ain’t No Hoax: Manti Te’o Is Bound For San Diego

The embattled, “catfished” linebacker is headed for sunny San Diego and a new start.

After months of speculation, Manti Te’o (he of the Deadspin hoax investigation) is headed to the San Diego Chargers, who chose him in the second round of the NFL Draft.

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Here’s how ESPN handled the news:

And here was the view from NFL Network:

The most incredible part? Te’o almost didn’t believe the news himself.

manti says when he saw a california area code he thought some of his friends were trying to prank him. can’t make this stuff up.— Jim Trotter

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