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“Here’s the elephant in the room for the teams and it shouldn’t matter but we have to step aside from the rest of reality and walk into the unique industry that is the NFL,” Florio said on The Dan Patrick Show Monday. “Teams want to know whether Manti Te’o is gay. They just want to know. They want to know because in an NFL locker room, it’s a different world. It shouldn’t be that way.”

Florio said he didn’t think teams actually asked Te’o about his sexuality when they met with him over the weekend.

“It’s been described to me as the proverbial elephant in the room and I don’t think anyone knows how to solve this dilemma yet,” he said. “It’s just that they want to know what they’re getting. They want to know what issues they may be dealing with down the road. We just assumed that at some point there would be an openly gay player in an NFL locker room and the team would have to work with the realities and make sure that everything’s fine. Now you have a situation where you have a guy who was in a relationship with a fake girl who ended up being a real man, and the man has said to Dr. Phil that he was romantically in love with Manti Te’o, it just raises a lot of questions that the NFL at some point is going to have to deal with.”

Obviously, if teams are wondering about his sexuality, it’s an indication that it will affect Te’o draft stock. Homophobia has been, and continues to be, a big issue in the NFL.

“I’m not saying anyone would take Manti Te’o off the board if they suspected he’s gay or know he’s gay,” Florio told Dan Patrick. “That’s just the thing that’s out there that they want to know the answer to.”

1 posted on 02/26/2013 8:22:05 AM PST by STD
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so what difference does it make???

rumor has it the POTUS is Gay also..

only in America is this important!!!


2 posted on 02/26/2013 8:27:31 AM PST by haircutter
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There’s some hanky-panky going on with his cousin, I bet.


3 posted on 02/26/2013 8:27:39 AM PST by TexasCajun
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Wow, you mean teams may be apprehensive about entering into a multimillion dollar multi-year contract with an emotionally unstable drama queen? Whodathunkit?


4 posted on 02/26/2013 8:30:03 AM PST by circlecity
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Who cares. What does that have to do with football?


5 posted on 02/26/2013 8:31:17 AM PST by mnehring
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His biggest problems are his miserable showing against Alabama and he is not doing well at the combine (Almost slowest Linebacker there).


6 posted on 02/26/2013 8:32:21 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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I fail to see how anyone could give the slightest crap about this.


7 posted on 02/26/2013 8:36:26 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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He’s uhhh fag.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that...


8 posted on 02/26/2013 8:39:58 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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Exactly...what difference does it make?
We can have four Americans killed and don’t give a damn...
We can have a QB who hangs and electrocutes dogs, goes to jail and no one gives a damn...
We can have wife-beaters, thugs, tax cheats, users of under-age prostitutes, abortionists who kill and are Scott-free to kill again....
No one gives a damn!


9 posted on 02/26/2013 8:40:33 AM PST by matginzac
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Is that even legal to ask by a potential employer?
Im sure they can word it differntly . .


11 posted on 02/26/2013 8:44:45 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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I see a class-action lawsuit vs. the NFL coming over this. Football is doomed because it is too manly for liberals.
13 posted on 02/26/2013 8:54:14 AM PST by rightsmart
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I know somebody who got caught up with an internet girlfriend scam.

Teo isn’t gay...in fact he desperately seeks female attention.


14 posted on 02/26/2013 8:55:13 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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Didn't he just run greater than a 4.8 Forty in the recent combines? Granted, he could run rings around me all day, but I believe 4.8s are considered to be tortoise category for linebackers in today's NFL ...
15 posted on 02/26/2013 8:56:48 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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Next step: the NFL will be pressured not to discriminate against gays. After that, the NFL will required to permit women to participate in football combat.


16 posted on 02/26/2013 9:05:20 AM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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the NEW NFL:

Screw over Rush, forbid hard hits, make REALLY sure each team has enough gay people.

Lots of eye-rolling, scoffing and bickering in the huddles, as$-slaps with a thoughtful caress at the end, mincing in the end-zone.

PLENTY of shoe-shopping and handbag comparisons with the CheerFRIENDS.


17 posted on 02/26/2013 9:35:57 AM PST by gaijin
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At least he’s not a Quarterback. All the Centers in the league would be sweating bullets!


18 posted on 02/26/2013 9:44:17 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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He’s still going to be one of the first two or three picks in the first round.


21 posted on 02/26/2013 9:50:15 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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He’s still going to be one of the first two or three picks in the first round.


22 posted on 02/26/2013 9:50:21 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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Naturally, the politically correct Florio had to twice qualify his reporting with, “It shouldn’t be that way.”

Well, yeah, it SHOULD be that way. A penis is not supposed to have sex with a pile of stinking feces. Homosexuality gives normal people the creeps whether they admit it or not. It will be interesting to see which NFL team takes the plunge (no pun). It might say a lot about ownership. Personally, I think this fellow Te’O is toast. That “virtual girlfriend” prank and his stupidity in (apparently) falling for it cost him $millions$.


25 posted on 02/26/2013 9:58:56 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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This might help the over hyped linebacker from Notre Dame

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26 posted on 02/26/2013 9:59:13 AM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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NFL Teams Want To Know If Manti Te’o Is Gay ( Buyer's remorse is Expensive)

Does Michelle Obama wear a boob belt?
Was Robert Byrd in the Klan?
Did Michael Jackson like little kids?
Does Sheila Jackson Lee have the IQ of a dead bush?
Does Debbie Wasserman-Shultz have big thighs?
Does the Kennedy compound have a full bar?
Does Bill Clinton cheat at golf?
Is Baraq Obama a narcissist?
Is Notre Dame football overrated?

27 posted on 02/26/2013 10:01:23 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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