Manti Te'o (Clyde Griffith)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Manti Te'o has denied the reports that some NFL teams inquired about his sexual orientation during interviews at the NFL combine in Indianapolis earlier this week.
“No, I don’t think that’s a question they asked,” Te’o said on Friday.
The Notre Dame linebacker's remarks came during a press conference held in honor of Te'o being named the Maxwell Award winner as the nation’s top college player by the Maxwell Football Club. They were his first public comments since several outlets reported Te'o had been asked about his sexuality by teams in advance of the NFL draft.
While teams inquiring about Teo's preference of sexual partners would be newsworthy, it would not have been a first. Katie Couric asked Te’o in a January interview if he was gay.
Te’o laughed and answered “No, far from it."
It should also be noted that other draft prospects have said they were asked similar questions at the combine. Colorado tight end Nick Kasa said he was asked the question "do you like girls?" during his sessions. As previously reported by Yahoo! Sports, the legality of a potential employer asking such a question varies by state.Read More »from Manti Te’o denies being asked about his sexual orientation during NFL combine interviews