Te’o doing tough balancing act at NFL combine

Notre Dame's Manti Te'o met the media at the NFL combine.

Posted on Feb. 23, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Feb. 23, 2013 at 4:35 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS — Manti Te’o wants everyone to know he’s over the embarrassment of an online hoax, and he’s ready to focus on football.

The Heisman Trophy runner-up acknowledges he could have done things to avoid a public spectacle. But he says if he was still embarrassed by it, he wouldn’t have taken questions Saturday, Feb. 23, at the NFL’s annual scouting combine.

Instead, nearly two dozen television cameras and a room full of reporters were capturing every word out of Te’o’s mouth as he again tried to explain how he was duped into believing a girlfriend that never existed died last fall.

It was the largest group of reporters Te’o has faced since the story broke last month

More than 300 players, including Te’o, are in Indy this weekend to work out for NFL scouts.

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