The Chargers aren’t letting linebacker Manti Te’o talk, but at least the organization isn’t keeping teammates from talking about him.
In an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, McClain praised the rookie second-rounder from Notre Dame.
“The guy came in, and he’s been working since he stepped on the field, stepped in the weight room,” McClain told Alex Marvez and Jim Miller. “He’s caught everybody’s eye to see that he’s a great player.
“I just think him handling this situation, everything that was down on him, he was still showing faith. He just wants to play football and be the best player he could be. I don’t even think about the [hoax] no more.”
Most people don’t think about the fake dead girlfriend hoax anymore. In fact, the fake dead girlfriend hoax became relevant last week because of the team’s misguided decision to shield Te’o from the media. While they can’t shield him indefinitely, it looks like he’ll be giving folks reason to ask about other topics, like his performance.
“The sky’s the limit for [Te’o],” McClain said. “I’m looking forward to seeing him on Sundays.”
Almost as much as Te’o was looking forward to seeing . . . ah crap, I can’t do it.