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Manti Te’o signs

Former Notre Dame linebacker expected to be a key contributor to the San Diego Chargers.
Posted on May 10, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on May 10, 2013 at 6:25 p.m.

Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — Chargers coach Mike McCoy wasn’t interested in talking about Manti Te’o’s past Friday, May 10, as the second-round pick reported for the team’s three-day rookie camp.

Said McCoy, “We’re moving on. He’s one of ours now and we’re going to win a lot of football games with him.”

The Chargers traded up in the second round of last month’s NFL draft to select the standout linebacker from Notre Dame.

Te’o arrived with plenty of credentials and a back story that has transcended sports.

He slipped out of the opening round of the draft in part because of a poor performance in the national championship game against Alabama.

Te’o also became the butt of national jokes after it was revealed he was duped into an Internet romance with a girlfriend he never met and who never actually existed.


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 FILE - In this Nov. 20, 1964, file photo, Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian, left, and team captain James Carroll are shown during a practice session in South Bend. Notre Dame was at rock bottom when Ara Parseghian took over 50 years ago. The Irish finished the season 2-7 in 1963 and the only thing that kept them from matching the worst record in school history set in 1956 was the game against Iowa was cancelled because of the assassination of John Kennedy.  (AP Photo/Charles Knoblock, File)

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